Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus
Sunday December 21st
8AM - 1PM in the Parish Center
Sponsored by St. Paul's Men's Club
$7 Adults, $5 Children 5-12, under 5 Free
The 2 year Capital Campaign for St. Paul's, set up to help make needed repairs to our property, will end on 12/31/14. We have raised $428,578 of our $500,000 goal. Please consider making a new or an additional gift to help with this very special initiative. Thank you!!!
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Our Pastor's Pulpit
AS WE WAIT IN JOYFUL HOPE
The central theme of Advent is “waiting”. In the prayer after the Our Father, at every Mass, we hear the words: “as we wait in joyful hope for the coming of Our Lord Jesus Christ.” These words define the attitude that every disciple of Jesus Christ must live by. We do not wait for a dream to come true or for another celebration of an historical event, we wait for the fulfillment of God’s plan of salvation for us all.
Jesus was born, once, in time, at Bethlehem. He will not become incarnate again. Our celebration of Christmas serves as a reminder of what God has already done for us in Jesus the Christ, and what he will accomplish in the Second Coming of His Son, our Savior. However, we wait for the Second Coming not in fear, but in joyful hope, for we have been given God’s promise of the fullness of redemption.
So let our preparation for Christmas not be centered in on the “busyness” that surrounds and sometimes engulfs us. Let us truly enter into the true meaning of what we celebrate, that God so loved the world that he sent us his Only Begotten Son to save and redeem us. So, therefore, we are determined, in prayer and reflection, to use this time of Advent to “wait in joyful hope for the coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ.”
Fr. Peter Pagones, Pastor