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God Bless You,
Father John Mitchell
Reach out and invite a family to our “Retreat for Families” on December 16 where they will have fun and inspiring time rediscovering the real reason for the Christmas season! 
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Video of the Week

The Story of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Books I Am Reading

“Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith”, by Father Robert Barron.

“Joy to the World”, by Scott Hahn.

The Gospel of Matthew, one chapter per day, started on December 1.

Books I Have Read This Year

“He Leadeth Me” by Father Walter Ciszek. (Audiobook)

“My Sisters the Saints” by Colleen Carroll Campbell
“7 Secrets of the Eucharist” by Vinny Flynn

“Joan of Arc” by Mark Twain

" The Centurion’s Wife" by Davis Bunn and Janette Oke

Will You Pray for a Priest Each Day?
Prayer Suggestion:  Dear Jesus, hear my prayer on behalf of your priest, Father [N]. Give him a deep faith, a bright and a firm hope. Be his comfort, his joy, and his strength. Amen.  

December 9 – Rev. Arnold Sauber
December 10 – Rev. Edwin Savundra
December 11 – Rev. Warren Sazama
December 12 – Rev. Greg Schaffer
December 13 – Rev. Damien Schill
December 14 – Rev. Leo Schneider
December 15 – Rev. James Schoenberger

Upcoming Feast Days:

Saturday, December 23
Fourth Sunday of Advent
Mass at 5:00 pm

Sunday, December 24
Fourth Sunday of Advent
Mass at 8:00 am, 10:00 am

Sunday, December 24
Christmas Eve
Mass at 5:00 pm

Monday, December 25
Christmas Day
Mass at 8:00 am, 10:00 am

Saturday, December 30
Solemnity of the Holy Family
Mass at 5:00 pm

Sunday, December 31
Solemnity of the Holy Family
Mass at 8:00 am, 10:00 am

Sunday, December 31
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Mass at 5:00 pm

Monday, January 1, 2018
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Mass at 9:00 am

Answer to the Trivia Question of the Week

Saint Lucy

God Bless You,
Father John Mitchell 
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