Gaudete Sunday - Dec. 17
At Mass this weekend:
- Social Sunday after 5:00 PM Sunday Mass
- Holiday Nuts on sale - last chance!
- Visitors Welcoming Coffee Sunday, 8:30 & 10:30 AM Masses
- Get your blood pressure taken
- The color is "rose" not pink...(^_^)
Light the Rose Candle - Rejoice!
Here is a short video on Gaudete Sunday -
Following the 5:00 PM Sunday Mass this weekend, please stay for some great fellowship and some lite bites! If you can help by bringing something to share,
please go to the sign-up by clicking here.
We have had an excellent response to Social Sunday, especially welcoming new parishioners and visitors - hope you can make it! ~Mara Reilly, Coordinator
Necessities Sock - donations needed
We are seeking donations for a Faith Formation service project for the homeless.
Please help by donating Trial / Travel Size:
Toothbrush & Paste
Tube Socks (Mens)
Place items in either Christmas Box, in the Narthex or PLC Lobby, by Friday, December 15.
is a nine day novena prayer tradition before Christmas, to commemorate Mary and Joseph's difficult journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of a place for the Christ Child to be born. All are invited to Posadas, hosted on nine evenings at nine different locations. All these evenings begin at 7:00 PM except Dec 21, 23 & 24.
Click here for schedule and locations.
Fr. Rito's Homilies on the parish website
Bulletins on the parish website
NEEDED: Computers for Parish Office
Please, our Parish Office has several,
old computers that need to be replace. If you are upgrading at home or work, please consider donating your old PC to the Parish Office. Less than three years old, please. PC, not Mac.
And the Funnies:
Danny had recently passed his driving test
and decided to ask his father if there was any chance of him getting a car for Christmas, which was yet some months away. "Okay." said his father, "I tell you what I'll do. If you can get your grades up to 'A's and 'B's, study your bible and get your hair cut, I'll consider the matter very seriously."
A couple of months later Danny went back to his father who said "I'm really impressed by your commitment to your studies. Your grades are excellent and the work you have put into your bible studies is very encouraging. However, I have to say I am very disappointed that you have not had your hair cut yet."
Danny was a smart young man who was never lost for an answer. "Look, Dad, in the course of my bible studies I noticed in the illustrations that Moses, John the Baptist, Samson and even Jesus had long hair."
"Yes. I'm aware of that," replied his father, "But did you also notice they walked wherever they went?"
The president of the Festive Foods Corporation
was included in a papal audience and he took the opportunity of making a business proposition to the Pope; that if he could arrange for the Lord's Prayer to be changed from "Give us this day our daily bread" to "Give us this day our daily turkey" throughout the whole of Advent and Christmas. In exchange the Festive Foods Corporation would give $20 million to Catholic Charities. The Pope declined his offer. A few weeks later the man called the Pope and upped the offer to $50 million; but once again it was turned down. A few weeks before the beginning of Advent the man came back to the Pope with an astonishing offer of $100 million. The Pope considered all the good works that could be done with such a large amount of money and decided to go ahead. The next day he called a special meeting of the Cardinals to let them know about the situation. "Well" said the Pope. "I have good news and bad news. The good news is that we are to receive $100 million dollars. The bad news is that we have lost the WonderBread account."
Sent by Beverly Aviles on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 3:30PM