In our First Reading, From the Book Of Numbers
6:22-27


Israel, God's chosen people, knew God from what he did for them. By calling upon his name and power, the liturgical prayer of this reading implores God's graciousness for all of us.


The Responsorial Psalm is that that we put our trust in Jesus because of his love and kindness and that he has done great things for us, so we should be filled with joy and love for him and to be like him
in your self-giving.


In the Second Reading, From the Letter of Saint Paul
to the Galatians

4:4-7


In Jesus, God has given us everything. Once we were slaves, subjected to evil, but in the Lord Jesus God adopted us as his children. Mary played an important role in God's self-disclosure as Father. She is the Mother of God's Son, in whose Spirit we can cry out "Abba!" ("Father!")


In the Gospel of Luke
2:16-21

Whoever receives Jesus Christ receives the message of salvation. Luke depicts the shepherds, poor and despised, as the first ones to receive Jesus as Savior.
"Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart. " As such Mary is an example to all praying people! "Father,. . . may [ Mary's prayer], born of a humble heart, draw your Spirit to rest on your people."




Newsy Notes
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Mary, Mother of God !!!

From Becky Ready, DRE
Deacon Bob Brazier, CRE

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Current 2nd Grade Families
Click below for a downloadable document listing
both first reconciliation and first communion preparation dates:



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MARK YOUR CALENDARS!


Current 8th grade Confirmation

The next group meeting will be Sunday January 16,
from 11:15-1:15pm in the Parish Dining Hall .

Please bring your missing confirmation paperwork, and
your Decision Point Book to go over Chapter 9 together.

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PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN PSR SCHEDULE!!!


WE WILL NOT HAVE PSR CLASSES STARTING ON
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19TH!

ENJOY JOUR CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY
WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS!

WE WILL SEE YOU BACK IN PSR ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 9TH!

Happy New year to you and your Families here at
St. Thomas More!



Address future PSR and Sacramental Preparation Questions to:
Deacon Bob Brazier at bbrazier@sttm.org
Meditations
“Lord, I too lack the necessary faith to see the blessings that accompany Your Cross, as well as the many crosses I am given in life. Help me to be purified in my faith so that I can see Your hand at work in all things, even suffering, injustice and persecution. May I see life from Your perspective alone. Jesus, I trust in You."