Good News for December 16

We continue our journey of redemption as we journey through the weeks of Advent. God is doing something in you for sure…are you paying attention to Him and His voice? Did you hear Fr. Chris’ words on being REDEEMED FROM OUR SADNESS. The weekly BULLETIN is always a source of good information and encouragement as well.

Have you heard about the amazing Christmas Concert on Sunday evening? If you missed it, you can watch it ON DEMAND. If you have a friend of family member experiencing a moment of challenge, perhaps they are missing Christmas Music and the power of song, please share the link with them so that they too can be blessed. We are so grateful to Kenny Arrington, our musicians, soloists and choir so the gift of these 90 minutes of praise!

As we move through the long season of this pandemic, we must keep our young people connected to the Good News of the Gospel. Please share this TEACHING FROM PAULA for the 4th Sunday of Advent and be sure to download the handout as well so our young disciples will remain in a place of grace!

Christmas Eve Masses are at 5pm and 7pm. Christmas Day Mass is at 9am. All three Masses of Christmas will be available via Live Stream. Please extend an invitation to others as well – to join us in person or via the world wide web! When was the last time you made a good confession? Advent is a wonderful time to encounter the Lord’s mercy and that can happen at any Catholic Church or the Miraculous Medal Shrine. Why should I go to confession? How do I go to confession? Father Chris is available this weekend for 30 minutes before and after all masses and he will join many other priests on Wednesday, December 23rd at 7pm at St. Luke Church in Glenside. Father Chris is always willing to meet with you privately at a convenient time and even make a trip to your house…confession can be that wonderful for you!

Did you get a gift bag with a calendar, spiritual reading, house blessing and more? WE still have about 60 bags to share with you. Stop by the Parish Office this week or get one this weekend at Mass!

Do you have plans for New Year’s Eve? Why not join us for our annual Watch Hour on December 31st at 10pm as we prayerfully reflect on the experience of the pandemic. The Holy Hour will be followed by Mass at 11pm. There will be Mass at 9am on January 1st as we celebrate the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (and World Day of Peace).

Let Jesus love you and influence you today!