Second Collection: Retired Religious

Second Collection: Retired Religious 2ND COLLECTION FOR RETIRED RELIGIOUS IN U.S. Dec. 10-11 Members of religious congregations dedicate their lives to personal and communal prayer and to serving God by ministering to those in need. Above all, women and men religious strive to help those around them deepen their relationship with God and, in so doing, become…

Faith: Gifts of the Spirit

Gifts of the Spirit Second Sunday of Advent Gifts of the Spirit The reading from the prophet Isaiah is a very hopeful description of the Messiah. Part of that description in verses 2–3 contains the traditional seven gifts of the Holy Spirit. As we prepare to celebrate the birth of the Messiah, and looking forward…

Bulletin: December 4, 2016

  Bulletin: December 4, 2016 Second Sunday of Advent Don’t we all, when asked what we want for Christmas, at some time or another answer, “World peace?” As we look at our world, we still see the ongoing refugee crisis and the problem of desperate people immigrating to our country illegally. We see the ongoing war…