November 19 Updates

There are no Religious Ed. classes Tuesday evening, Nov. 21 or Sunday, Nov. 26 due to the celebration of Thanksgiving. Let us take the time to turn to God and express our gratitude for the great Love with which He continues to embrace us all.

Parents of children in the Reconciliation Preparation program are reminded that Fr. Jim will visit with us Sunday morning, Dec. 3 to help us prepare for First Reconciliation. After his presentation, parents and students will practice for the celebration. First Reconciliation will be celebrated on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. in the church.

The most famous events of Christ’s life occurred at the very beginning – the virgin birth celebrated at Christmas – and at the very end – His ministry, death and resurrection. But what of His childhood? His family? What do the Gospels and other ancient texts tell us of the star that foretold His coming? Who were the Three Magi and what do we know of the journeys of the Holy Family as they eluded Herod? And what do we know of the twelve men chosen by Jesus to be His closest companions and destined to bring Christ’s message to the world? Or of Paul the Apostle whose life-long mission ensured the survival of the early Church.

For compelling insights on these and other mysteries of Jesus’s early life, join us Mondays at 1 p.m. or Wednesdays at 7 p.m. as we view The First Days of Christianity – a combination of two programs first seen on The History Channel: “In the Footsteps of the Holy Family,” narrated by Roger Moore and “The Apostles,” narrated by Martin Sheen.