I hope you enjoyed the Christmas liturgical and social celebrations this year. More importantly, I hope that they were meaningful for you spiritually.
Much preparation goes on behind the scenes to ensure that the symbols, the manger, the tree and the decorations, are carefully put together and that all the liturgical pieces fit together as they should.
There are so many to thank including Ministers of the Word, Ministers of the Eucharist, Ministers of Welcome, the collection counters who live behind the scenes every weekend and, at Christmas and Easter, give so much more of their time, teachers who provide our children with their own liturgy every Sunday, our Choir Directors, Anthony and Sean, and members, the Altar Servers, our decorators who did a beautiful job this year, the children who made Advent come alive with the Jesse Tree and the children who made the Christmas story come alive in the Christmas pageant under the direction of Jennifer Van de Coevering, the St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Giving Program coordinators and our many donors and the Knights of Columbus for putting together the tree lighting ceremony and the evening with Santa.
It takes a lot of dedicated people to make all of these social events when liturgical celebrations happen and I am indebted to you all for your time and generosity.
Special thanks to Fr. Roger and Fr. Milton for your assistance throughout the year. Once again, thank you for the gifts, cards and good wishes I received during the Christmas Season. They are very much appreciated! I would like to thank Coro San Marco for their wonderful Christmas concert too!
To all parishioners: Your on-going support, in every way, is greatly appreciated.