As we enter the Ordinary time of the Church calendar we look back over the past few weeks in gratitude for the great gift God has bestowed on us.  It is also an opportunity for me to thank so many of you for all you did over the Seasons of Advent and Christmas.  The Giving Tree this year set a record for the number of gifts donated, our food collection was good, and many people were so generous in helping families in need.

I also would like to thank those who participated in the beautiful liturgies during the Christmas season. The wonderful ushers, especially at the Christmas eve Masses that were so very crowded, To the Ministers and Lectors who did a wonderful service to the parish, to the cantors, servers and especially to our choirs.  The music as so many mentioned to me were wonderful, lifting our minds and hearts in praise of God. The beautiful “O HOLY NIGHT”  sung at the Christmas Eve Masses was breathtaking and so very prayerful. WOW!! Thanks to mike Mittleman and all the hours our choir and cantors put in preparing. Well done!!

The Church was beautiful and the sacristans did as always a wonderful job making sure everything was perfect. All in all the season was wonderful, beautiful and prayerful. 

For some reason, we are having trouble with our Diocesan Program of Parish Soft.  Because of this we will ask you, if you wish your totals for donations for the past year right away please call the rectory and Trina and Cassandra will do what they can to get your statement to you as soon as possible. Please be patient. The remainder will be mailed out as soon as possible.

It seems the 4 PM Mass on Saturday so far has been a good change as the numbers have been up in attendance since we started. Thanks to the many who pointed out that it was still on our Parish Home Page on the computer as 4:30.  That has now been corrected.

A personal note to all those who sent me cards of greeting and goodies for Christmas I want to that you however now I have to get rid of the 6 lbs. I gained before my cardiologist appointment in February.
-Father Terry