With this weekend, we move into the last week of our Advent sojourn. The readings are preparatory from Micah and from Hebrews letting us know what the long-awaited Messiah will be like—one who will shepherd the flock and bring all to safety. Yet amid the language of this long-awaited one coming “to do God’s will,” we can’t miss the joy expressed by Elizabeth in her timeless words to Mary, “Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb. God’s purposes will happen through our humanity in God-with-us, Emmanuel!
This weekend we will also be accepting Kelly Teachout into the Catholic church—come and welcome her and her family and friends in a special way and enjoy a pot-luck supper afterward in celebration. If you haven’t signed up and would like to attend, please do so soon by responding to the email.
Come, and celebrate with us!
Peace and love,
- Micah 5: 1-4
- Hebrews 10: 5-10
- Luke 1: 39-45
***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.***
***Christmas Mass will be held on Thursday, December 24th at 4:30 P.M. Come early for some carol singing. ***