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Euch Ministers (12/8)
Altar Servers (11/12)
Prayer Shawl Ministry (2017/18 Schedule)
Boys CYO Basketball
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Please note that no cardboard, plastics and metals can be accepted.
Deposit your papers in the recycling bin in the parking lot and help us to save the environment while supporting your parish. Thank You!
Advent Candles and Prayer Booklets are available for purchase in the foyer of the church after all the Masses this weekend. Candle Sets are $5 each Prayer booklets are $1 each.
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Highlighted Parish News ~
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FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK
As we listen to today’s Gospel, we heard about John the Baptist. His entire life and mission were caught up in preparing the world for the Messiah. He may not have known when the Messiah would come but John felt within himself a call from God to prepare God’s way.
John did this by preaching...by calling people to repent and turn back to God and also by Baptism marked with water. So strong was John’s acceptance of God’s call that he gave up his life for God when he was beheaded.
The picture of John baptizing in the Jordan should call to mind our own Baptism. During the rite of Baptism as the priest or deacon places sacred oil on our heads, we hear the words: “As Christ was anointed priest, prophet and king, so may you live always as a member of His body sharing everlasting life.” When you and I were baptized, when we became members of God’s family, we received a call similar to John’s call. To us was given the vocation to live as followers of the Lord in our world wherever God plants us. You and I are to sanctify our environment by the way we live our life. When we do that we show to others the presence of God.
As committed followers of Christ, you and I are to act for Him in our own corner of the world. This may not lead to our martyrdom as it did for John but there will be the daily dying to self that takes place when you and I strive to be forgiving and loving people. When you and I speak a kind word, when we refrain from racism and discrimination, when we feed the needy, when we reach out to someone who otherwise would be spending Christmas alone, we are living our faith...we are inviting Christ to walk among us as we live out our mission, our vocation. Like John, may you and I be faithful witnesses serving Christ in all we say and do.
God bless you. Father Tom
- December 24th
GOAL: $100,000 RECEIVED: $103,300
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Are You Going Away For The Winter?
VOCATIONS: We pray that women and men called to be messengers of God as priests, deacons, sisters and brothers will proclaim the good news of salvation.
REFLECTION: What gives you joy the week before Christmas?
BULLETIN: We sincerely thank all of our advertisers who have placed ads in our bulletin. Please support the businesses that advertise in our parish bulletin as their ads help to defray the cost of the bulletin.
IMPORTANT PARISH NOTICES
CCD & PARKING LOT REMINDER!!
Please exercise extreme caution in our church parking lot while dropping off and picking up children from classes. Please drive slowly in the parking lot and refrain from using cell phones. Children move quickly and your full attention is needed.
REMINDER: The Marshfield Fire Department has requested that our parishioners refrain from parking in front of the church as it prevents their access in times of emergency.
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS, LECTORS, ALTAR SERVERS
CCD CANCELLATIONS DUE TO WEATHER
All children in Grades 1 through 3 must have a parent or another adult accompany them to and from class each week. Parents must sign children out before they are released from their class.