Pastor’s Corner – December 3, 2017

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception: Friday, December 8 is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. It IS a Holy Day of Obligation and is the Patronal Feast Day of the United States. The Masses are: Thursday, December 7 at 3pm and Friday, December 8 at 8:30am, 11am and 7pm. On Thursday, December 7, Eucharistic Adoration will begin at the conclusion of the 3pm Mass, until 5pm.

2018 Church Calendars are in the back of church this weekend.

Advent Books: Meditation books for the Advent season are in the back of church. Each book contains readings for each day of Advent. Please take one.

Sister Helen Julia’s Christmas holiday collection of food and monetary donations for families in need is underway. I know that our St. Lawrence parishioners and friends will be generous so that Sister will be able to assist all those families who are in need. This collection will continue through December 10th. Sister’s Ministry envelopes are in the back of church and the food barrels are at the break (next to the pillars) for your food donations. Thank you for helping Sister help the needy. And thanks to Sister Helen Julia.