Happy Birthday Rita 100 Years!


THANK YOU to everyone who had a hand in making this year’s Parish Christmas Festival Dinner a huge success! A fun, delicious, delightful time was had by all! (A more in-depth “thank you” will be in next week’s bulletin!)

Join us in celebrating Rita Tamulonis’ 100th Birthday! This Sunday, December 16 after the 10 AM Mass, in the church hall, we will have cake and coffee to celebrate this special achievement! If you wish, please bring a scratch ticket of any amount and/or an index card/note with prayer intention for Rita written on it. All cards and tickets will be collected in a basket located in front of the
podium, made available at all 3 Masses, and at the event itself. Happy Birthday Rita! We love you! You are a remarkable person!

Find time this weekend to see The Christmas Carol, at Jean’s Playhouse here in Lincoln. The Parish has sponsored this musical. It is shown only this weekend; 3 shows: Saturday, December 15 @ 2:00 & 7:30 PM, Sunday December 16 @ 2:00 PM. It will take the “Bah-humbug” out of anyone!

I attended the Pemigewasset Choral Society Christmas Concert at the Plymouth University Silver Theater. It was beautiful! Some of our own were there! In the choir: Anita Ross, Logan Ross, and Olivia Etchings. Claire McIver (the parish’s Director of the Children’s Christmas choir) is the manager of the Silver Theater, and many parishioners were in attendance at the full theater. The singing was lovely!

Come this Tuesday to the Parish’s Advent Penance Service. I will be in the Confessional Room, December 18 @ 5:30PM until 6:30PM. Stop by!

The Knights of Columbus has a program to help fill the shelves in the local Food Pantry. It is called, The 12 days of Christmas Food Drive. The plan is to donate 12 needed staples from the list (sheet located near bulletins) through the duration of Christmastide; and the Knights will match (up to $500) of all donated goods. Please place your goods on the table in the church downstairs located near the side (parking lot) door.

Thank you to all who have donated gifts for the needy, from the Giving Tree. The Rotary Club Community Chest collects and wraps all the gifts, making sure they are given to the right families in need. They do a fantastic service to the surrounding communities. May God Bless them, the families who are helped, and you who gave!

Fr. Kneeland
P.S. The color vestment I wear for this 3rd Sunday of Advent (called Gaudete/Joyful Sunday) is Rose…not Pink. LOL!