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FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
December 21, 2014

WHY SHOULD YOU USE PARISH ENVELOPES?

  • Returning to God a portion of our blessings is not charity but a religious obligation. Giving back to God is a necessary form of gratitude.
  • Supporting your parish shows you are aware of your responsibility to help the Lord in the work of the Gospel. The use of envelopes reminds you to do this weekly or monthly.
  • Using envelopes provides a record of Church attendance. Such a record is necessary for those who wish a pastoral permission to be a sponsor of a child or adult for Baptism and Confirmation.
  • Most Archdiocesan Catholic High Schools will reduce tuition costs for parents who support their local parish church. Using envelopes is the way demonstrating to these schools that parents are supporting their parish.

There are other simple ways of supporting our parish financially as well. Some members have their banks do a weekly or monthly check to the parish out of their account. Others write a monthly or yearly check. A further benefit of having a record of your sacrificial giving is that you can use that amount as a deduction from your yearly federal taxes.Most importantly, as a spiritual writer once said, “The Catholic’s need to give is far greater than God’s need to receive. It is the sign of a grateful heart that knows all blessings ultimately come from the hand of God.” But God cannot be outdone in generosity. His reward for your sacrificial giving is, as Jesus says, more blessings, a hundred times over.

Please note that the contribution envelopes for 2015 are in the rear of the Church.

If you have completed a registration form and requested envelopes you will find them there. Please take them as soon as possible so you can begin giving in the New Year.

CHRISTMAS NOVENA IN OUR PARISH (IN SPANISH)

Share with your family the Christmas Novena while we prepare for the birth of Jesus

Tuesday, December 16 to Tuesday, December 23
7:30 PM at Church

St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Food Drive

Christmas is a time when we pause to express our gratitude to God for the many blessings He has poured out upon our country and ourselves.

Please bring all kinds of non-perishable foods starting immediately. We will be collecting for two weeks. The collection boxes are located inside the Church by the main door.

Thank you very much! Good Bless you!

ST. MARY MAGDALEN COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN

We will be collecting for the Christmas flowers on December 20-21 before and after Masses.

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