December brings us to the season of Advent, a season of hope. As we prepare for Christmas and the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ, let us take time to reflect on what are the true blessings in our lives. I invite each family to take some time each evening to pray together as a family as one way to focus our attention on the real meaning of Christmas.
This December 8th our Catholic church leader, Pope Francis will begin one full year of Mercy. His challenge to each of us is to give thanks that we have a God who forgives us and shows us mercy and to also show mercy to those in our lives especially the poor and the marginalized.
I am looking forward to see everyone at the Christmas concert. We are going to raffle off front row seats – a comfortable couch with refreshments – any donation gets your name in the draw. All proceeds will go towards the work of St Vincent de Paul.
Have a great month everyone.
Virtue of the Month
December's virtue: HOPE