Can you remember as a child the anticipation you felt as Christmas approached? It was such an exciting time of year. For some reason, adults seemed to be a little happier and less fussy than usual. Music filled the air, packages were under the tree, secrets were being whispered from person to person. Sometimes the excitement would build until you would think you were going to burst. Perhaps we have since discarded that kind of anticipation as just a childish fantasy; but I hope not, for it isn’t altogether without scriptural precedent. For example, there is the meeting between the […]
Due to today’s storm, the following activities have been cancelled/rescheduled: – Choir Practice tonight 7-9PM has been cancelled. – Fr. Kareem’s Theology Class tonight 7-8:30PM has been cancelled. – Living Nativity Auditions at 4:30PM are cancelled today, and are rescheduled to next Monday 12/9 at 4:30PM in the Upper Church. Stay safe and dry!!
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is Sunday, December 8th, but is transferred to Monday, Dec. 9th. There will be masses on Monday the 9th at 6:45 am, 9 am, and 10 am at Annunciation and at 9 am and 7:30 pm at Our Lady of Fatima. (However, the obligation to attend Mass is dispensed because December 8 falls on Sunday.)
Several years ago, there was a story in the news about a family in a small town in Florida. It consisted of a father, a mother, and two young sons. They were a normal family, except for one problem. Both boys had AIDS. They had each contracted the virus through a blood transfusion. Their presence in the public school was bitterly resisted by other parents, whose children attended that same school. One night, under suspicious circumstances, the family’s house burned to the ground. Finally, they were forced to move to another town. They had been rejected by their own community. […]