Christmas Message from the Central Diocese United Women’s Societies for the Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament

Dear Sisters,

With the Advent season upon us, we prepare in great anticipation for the celebration of our Lord and Savior’s birth. The Central Diocesan Board of the United Women’s Societies for the Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament extends its greetings to you, your families, and parish for a joyous season of peace and happiness.

As is tradition, we share with you the opłatek wafer in the spirit of friendship and caring. Please convey our best wishes to your pastor, your entire parish family and all of our society members including those who may be ill or unable to leave their homes at this time.

We all pray this Christmas season will bring peace and harmony throughout the world and ask our Lord to guide us in helping to spread that peace to our parishes and communities. May you all continue to do God’s work happily and in good health throughout 2013!

Have a wonderful Holiday Season!
May God Bless You Always,

Kathy Cortazar
President, Central Diocese ANS

Work in a democratic Church

To sustain our democratic Church, its members are encouraged to be involved, and to exercise their right to a voice and a vote.

Call to Volunteer Ministries

Once again, we turn to the parish family and ask for assistance in the tasks we share as a community:

Altar Servers – This ministry is open to all who have made their First Holy Communion, especially those of this past year’s class. If you would like to share in this ministry, please give your name to Father Stan.

Lectors – This ministry is open to all adult members of our parish, including those who have made their Confirmation. Additionally, if you would like to enter into this ministry, please give your name to Father Stan.

Womens’ Society for the Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament – we are always looking for more of our parish women to join the long-standing organization. We thank the women thus organized for their ministry thus far in the service of our Lord and to this parish. Please consider this invitation.

Saturday Night Bingo Workers – we are entering into a new chapter in our efforts on Saturday evening. We could always use some extra help, even if you can only give a few hours between 5-7 pm. If you can offer these or a few more, please see Father Stan.

Nominations and our Annual Congregational Meeting

Please remember that nomination forms found in the December Newsletter are due next Sunday, January 2, 2011. This will give the Nominations Committee some time to fill any positions which have no names suggested for them. Please interact with this democratic aspect of our parish government.

Our Annual Congregational Meeting will be held following Holy Mass on Sunday, January 30, 2011.