Parish Christmas Festival

Greetings;

This weekend, be sure to get your ticket for the parish Christmas Festival Roast Beef Dinner that will be held next Saturday, December 8th, in the church hall. Join us for fun, raffles, singing, Santa and games. We will also draw the winners of the parish Big Raffle, $1,000 top prize, $250 second prize and third is $100. ickets are on sale after Mass or at the office for $10 each or 3 for $25. It’s a good time to win a grand; to help with Christmas shopping!

Thank you to the Knights who helped the Red Cross run another successful Blood Drive here last week. Please go online to see when upcoming drives are scheduled here.

The Knights also supply coffee and doughnuts each week after the 10am Mass. They accept donations to help defray the cost. Thank you to them for doing this for us, and supporting fellowship in the parish.

This weekend begins our new Liturgical Calendar Year in the Church. It is the First Sunday of Advent. It is represented in the Advent wreath with the lighting of the First Candle signifying “Hope” in the coming of the Lord. Advent is a time we await the coming of the newborn King, Jesus. May we have a blessed Advent season, reflecting on the meaning of the Incarnation (God becoming a human being). May we prepare our hearts for the Lord through prayer, fasting, and penance.

Thank you to those who have made a commitment toward the parish Capital Campaign. If you made a pledge, but haven’t begun giving yet, please sign up online or call the office for help. It is going strong. I sent a letter out recently to those who support the parish; keeping everyone up to date thus far. If you haven’t done so, please consider prayerfully filling out a pledge card located near the “mountain” in the church and mail to the office.

May God continue to bless us and our little Catholic community here in the White Mountains!

Fr. Kneeland