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     Pastor’s Corner

· Today, we focus on how we need to give thanks to God for the role we play in his plan for the world.

· God has a plan for the salvation of the world, which works out in various generations over the centuries.  Throughout today’s readings, we see Nathan, Paul Elizabeth and Mary responding to God’s call to them.  We, too, are called to participate in his plan.  Let us be open to God in our lives and give him thanksgiving and praise.

· Today’s readings from the Second Book of Samuel tells of God’s promise to David that his kingdom will endure forever.  Saint Paul ends his Letter to the Romans with a doxology praising God through Jesus Christ.  St. Luke’s Gospel describes the announcement of the birth of Jesus and recounts how Mary says yes to God’s plan for her and the world. 


· This is an exciting time as we look forward to the celebration of the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ.  I wish each of you and your loved ones a blessed Christmas.

· Beginning at 9:30 PM, before the 10:00 PM Christmas Eve Mass, we will have a beautiful representation of our choir and instrumental ensemble produced by Suzanne Wolonick, our Director of Music. 

· Perpetual Adoration will be suspended from 4PM Christmas Eve and will resume at 11PM.  On Christmas Day, Adoration is suspended from 8AM and will resume at 12 noon.

· For all those who attend daily Mass, there will be no 8am Mass on Friday, December 26th.

· The second collection on December 25th is for the Priest Welfare/Retirement.

· December 28th 10:45 am Mass will be the children’s Mass. All families with children are encouraged to attend.

· The Church Offices will be closed on Christmas Eve  and will reopen on Monday Dec, 29th.

· The Church Offices will be closed on New Year’s Eve and will reopen on Friday, January 2, 2015.                                                                                                   Father Burch







Saturday 4:30 p.m.
Sunday 8:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
Monday - Saturday 8:00 a.m.
Daily recitation of Rosary after Mass.

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturdays 3:30 pm or every First Friday of each month following Benediction or by appointment.  The parish community celebrates reconciliation within Penance Services during Advent and Lent.

If you wish to receive the sacraments at home because of illness, handicap, or age, telephone the church office.
If hospitalized, please call the church office 910-295-6550


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