The Pastor’s Corner – December 9, 2018

On this Second Sunday of Advent, we hear the prophet John the Baptist proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. This proclamation was welcomed by the people because we know of the large crowds of people that were being baptized. His emphasis was to get rid of those things that prevent you from being filled with all that is good and upright that comes from God. Jesus would be the teacher, showing by word and deed what this meant, but you had to get rid of a few things to make room for God. Advent is a good time for us to look at ourselves and consider how much we allow God to fill us. The good gifts from God await us.

Our St. Francis Christmas Market is open. We have ornaments and nativities from around the world: Kenya, India, Peru, Bolivia, Guatemala, and some made here in the USA. There is a special ornament for the church’s 175th Anniversary and a special shopping bag designed by one of our own young adults. There are unique and handmade items for sale. The Market is located in the lobby of the Parish House.

I want to draw your attention to the Solemn Vespers this Thursday at 6:30 and the Advent Afternoon of Prayer on Saturday. Check elsewhere in the bulletin for details.

-Fr. Andrew Reitz, O.F.M.

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