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Fr. Bill's Corner

A MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTOR

Dear Parishioners,

This weekend we welcome a member of the Society of the Precious Blood, Fr. Andy O’Reilly, C.PP.S., to our parish to preach our Advent Mission. Fr. Andy will preach the weekend Masses and lead our mission this week on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. This Advent, during the Year of the Eucharist, is a good time to focus on our relationship with Jesus Christ and, through the coming mission, we will be invited to do just that. I encourage you to come to the Advent Mission and to invite others to join us.

Our Social Concerns committee will be hosting a card signing gathering before and after all the Masses this weekend. The cards will be sent to our brothers and sisters at the House of Mercy to brighten their Christmas. Thank you to all who participated in and organized this important outreach.

I want to thank the parishioners and all members of our Boy Scout Troop 130 who worked so hard to rake leaves on our campus last Saturday. This is a wonderful tradition of showing concern for the cemetery and living the call of stewardship. Thank you so much!

Following the Sunday Masses today, December 3, join us for the Pancake Breakfast at our neighbor, The Rochester Charter Academy. This is a fundraiser for the school, and it will allow us to get a look at all the improvements our neighbor has made to the building. The Rochester Charter Academy is a wonderful neighbor. It is good to see the campus used in such a positive way.

I pray that we all have a fruitful Advent and make time to grow in our faith. Remember the best gift has already been given: Jesus is the best gift given to the World. May we embrace the gift of Jesus in our lives.

Peace,

Fr. Bill

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