Dear Holy Rosary Mission Parishioners, here are a few announcements:
Gospel: The gospels for the first two Sundays of Advent are about the Second Coming of Christ. The second two are about the birth of Christ. This week we are asked to be prepared and ready for the Second Coming. The Advent Wreath has some excellent symbols to help us to be prepared. The wreath reminds us of the importance of hope, forgiveness, and who should be at the center of our lives. For example, the evergreen branches gives us hope for eternal life because the evergreen is just that, it is always green, it never dies, just like eternal life.
Thanx Aileen: Thank you to Aileen for the communion service Sunday. Because of Aileen’s kindness I was able to spend Thanksgiving with my family in Bend, Oregon.
Thanx Angie: Thank you Angie for picking up our mail, Koodoes for you!
Thank Pat D.: Thanx Pat Durbin for securing and checking on the Church and House while I am in Oregon!
Changes in Mass: The Vatican will be coming out with some fairly drastic changes to the way to celebrate Mass. These changes will adhere more closely to the original biblical text. For example, during the creed we will say “I Believe” instead of “We believe.” And that is only the tip of the iceberg. I will be learning more about the changes in February during our priest convocation in Talkeetna in 2010.
Holy Rosary Website: A special family recipe is on the website…Smokies, a deluxe party mix. Be sure to check it out. www.holyrosaryalaska.org
Have a fantastic week and see you Sunday…Fr. Scott