First Sunday of Advent - November 27, 2016
Dear parishioners and friends in Christ,
This weekend we begin a New Church Year as we enter into the holy Season of Advent. This beautiful time of the year is filled with renewed hope and expectation as we prayerfully prepare to welcome The Lord Jesus Christ into our hearts at Christmas. In the midst of all the holiday activities and excitement, remember, “Jesus Is The Reason for the Season – Keep Christ In Christmas!”
Our thanks for your generosity in this year’s Thanksgiving Food drives. Thanks to your thoughtfulness, our Food Pantry was re-tocked to assist the needy of our own area during this Thanksgiving/Christmas Season and all throughout the year. I look forward to sharing with you details concerning our upcoming winter coat drive and of our parish participation in the homeless initiative in the Town of Babylon. Thank you and God bless you for your concern for those who are less fortunate.
Please don’t forget your contribution to the 2016 Catholic Ministries Appeal. We are so close ( 90% ) to our goal!
Remember that we have Advent Confessions every Saturday afternoon from 4:00 – 5:00 and M - F immediately following the 12:15 Mass. And for you last minute procrastinators we will also offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Tuesday, December 20th from 1:00 until 3:00pm. and Thursday, December 22nd from 7:00—8:00p.m. and Friday, December 23rd from 7:00—8:00 p.m. The Christmas Schedule of Masses will be mailed to all of our registered parishioner households in early December.
Our Church New Year is now underway. May God bless us as we enter another Year of Grace here at Saints Cyril & Methodius.
God bless you & have a great week!
Monsignor Bob Clerkin