The parish staff and our Franciscan community wish you all a very blessed Christmas! We hope that the Christmastide will be more like holy days than holidays. Many of you made these days holy through long hours at work in our Franciscan Outreach. Both the number of people served and the low temperatures hit records during December. You will all be in our prayers as we remember once again the Word Made Flesh. Thanks to you for all the kind expressions of Christmas caring.
One early Christmas gift received by Fr. Jeremy on December 14th deserves special mention to the whole parish. He has finished the prescribed 6 months of chemotherapy, and was informed recently that his cancer is in remission. Fr. Jeremy really appreciates the prayers you said for him; he felt very supported through his months of treatment.
As mentioned last week, the parish offices will be closed on the week of the 26th as well as January 2nd. The staff and friars will be available in case of emergencies during that time. Masses and confessions will continue as usual. The new year's eve weekend mass schedule will be the same as any other weekend.