We have come to the mid-way point of our celebration of the holy season of Advent—this Gaudete Sunday is all about joy—joy that our God loves us so much that Jesus was sent to be one-with-us. The readings for this Sunday basically tell us that our true joy in this life will come from keeping our eyes on our brother, Jesus, following his way. Let us pray for and with each other this week, amid all our busy-ness to keep our balance and focus on Jesus.
Robert and I will be away this Sunday and Dick Dahl will be with you. Come, and celebrate with him!
Peace and love,
P.S. Please keep Kelly Teachout in your prayers as she prepares to become a Catholic on December 19th.
Remember to go to allareonechurch.org and subscribe to our website. With the first of the year, 2016, this will be our new way of communication. All that you wanted to know and more about our church can be found there! If you have problems, please let me know and we will get you the help needed. I have had people who don’t consider themselves very “techy” tell me it really is easy, so hopefully, we can make this transition smoothly and soon! My utmost thanks to Blake Darst, our webmaster! ***
***Please sign up soon for our Christmas potluck on December 19th after the 4:30 P.M. Mass. Let’s keep it simple with soup and bread, pick-up veggies and perhaps some Christmas treats. This day will also be a special one for Kelly Teachout who will be initiated into the Catholic church that day—come and celebrate this special day for her! We will have a cake for her! ***
- Zephaniah 3: 14-18
- Philippians 4: 4-7
- Luke 3: 10-18