Thanksgiving Day Mass, Nov. 28, at 9:30 AM
In the secular world, this is a time full of commercialism and materialism. One of the ways the world traps us into that is by misusing a spiritual truth - "It is more blessed to give than receive." So people max out their credit cards while thinking it is ok because they are buying for others not themselves. Don't fall into this trap! Advent is a time of spiritual preparation for Christmas. People don't need the temporary happiness that comes from more things.
We need the lasting joy that comes from knowing and loving Jesus Christ. He is our hope. Showing we care is not about expensive gifts. Share Christ and His love instead. Two gifts our parish is giving this Advent season: One, our Advent Evening Prayer December 13. Two, Advent Penance service Dec. 18. Please receive these gifts with joy.
Blessings in Christ,