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FATHER ABEL’S COLUMN – DECEMBER 30TH 2018

I truly hope and pray you had a wonderful Christmas with your family and loved ones! It was a blessing to be able to welcome so many of you and other members of your family to celebrate this beautiful feast of Christmas! I thank each of you for your presence on Christmas and for your generous contributions made to all our parish collections and initiatives. I love each and every one of you. I pray God will always bless you and your loved ones!

A special thank you to all of our liturgical ministries for making Christmas a beautiful and powerful experience for us all! (choirs, cantors, visiting musicians, our director of music, lectors, altar servers, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion, ushers, ministers of hospitality). I also want to thank all those who helped to decorate our church so beautifully. A special thank you to our maintenance men, sacristans and the women from the Spanish community for all their hard work! When we all come together as one we can do great and beautiful things for our Lord.

Tuesday, January 1st is a Holy Day of Obligation. Please note that on New Year’s Eve Dec. 31masses will be at 7:00pm followed by adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. The Blessed Sacrament will continue to be exposed from 7:30am to 6:45pm followed by benediction in the New Year 2019.

Finally, looking ahead we will be celebrating a special opening Mass for our 125th Anniversary on Sunday January 20th at 1:30pm Bishop Sanchez will be the main celebrant!

A Blessed New Year!

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