Dec
22

๐๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซโ€™๐ฌ ๐‚๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ง – ๐ƒ๐ž๐œ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘

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๐๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซโ€™๐ฌ ๐‚๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ง – ๐ƒ๐ž๐œ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘

It is hard to believe that we have reached the end of our Advent season. On this Fourth Sunday of Advent the Church offers us the example of Zechariah, the Father of St. John the Baptist. In the Gospel, Zechariah recalls all that God has done in the history of salvation and the importance of John the Baptist. It might be good for us to spend a few quiet moments before the Christmas festivities to praise God for the gift of His Son Jesus and to thank Him for the love that He offers us.

Since Christmas is on Monday, we will have our Christmas Vigil Mass at 4:00 PM on Sunday afternoon at St. Patrickโ€™s Church in Whitney Point. We will have Mass on Christmas at 10:15 AM in St. Stephenโ€™s Church Marathon and 12:00 PM at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Cincinnatus. This special day is a wonderful opportunity to gather and to celebrate Godโ€™s unconditional love for His People. I would hope that everyone takes advantage of this opportunity to offer praise and worship to our God.

In the light of Christmas joy, I would like to thank God for all the wonderful gifts in my life. One of the greatest gifts that God has given me is our St. Stephen-St. Patrick and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Family. I feel blessed to be able to serve as your pastor and to be able to be a part of such a loving parish family. I also feel blessed to be able to minister with Deacon Tony, Father Thomas and such a wonderful staff who love and support me each day. I am grateful to God for all members of our parish family who invite me to journey with them as we build Godโ€™s Kingdom together. ๐‘ด๐‘ฌ๐‘น๐‘น๐’€ ๐‘ช๐‘ฏ๐‘น๐‘ฐ๐‘บ๐‘ป๐‘ด๐‘จ๐‘บ!!!

๐‘ญ๐’“. ๐‘ฑ๐’Š๐’Ž