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From Fr. Jim

Dear Friends,

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope your holiday was as nice as mine was. While I love the Christmas Season and everything about it, I am glad it comes only once a year! This having been my first set of holidays here, I didn’t know what to expect, but I found Christmas to be lovely: the music…the decorations…the crowds of people…a nice experience for my first time here. And once again, I want to thank all who sent cards and remembrances and for your kind words! All are appreciated.

As the calendar turns another page I am sure that many folks take the opportunity to make some kind of New Year’s resolutions. But believers like ourselves are ALWAYS taking the opportunities given us to change…to become better than we already are.

Today at the Sunday 9.30am Mass the young people of the Parish will reenact the Christmas Story…we use their eagerness and innocence to remind us that the whole event of Christmas is a simple one…it only becomes complicated when we allow it. Let’s allow the visit of the Magi to assist us in discovering what gifts we possess in our lives that might better be put to service to God and one another.

Blessings in the Year 2019!

Father Jim Fitzpatrick

 

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