By Fr. Terry Kerner

Looking over the calendar for the next several weeks reminds us of quickly the holiday season is coming upon us. Even the heavy snow fall last week made a statement as if we needed one. The annual Harvest Dinner is scheduled for next Saturday, November 23rd after the 4:00 PM Mass. This Monday is the final day for purchase! Please note, NO tickets will be sold at the door. Please donít hesitate to get your tickets now.

This time of year there are always opportunities to both celebrate and give service. I invite you to consider some of many outreach projects St. Kateri makes available. One is the annual Giving Tree that reaches out to three local charities each year. Nativity Parish, located in the poorest zip code in Detroit, has requested 150 different items for families and individuals. Vista Maria Home for young women relies on our sensitivity and kindness each Christmas as well. Our third charity is the St. Patrick Senior Center that provides a daily warm meal and socializing for several inner city elderly. You are invited to visit one of the three Giving Trees located around the church for your invitation to help someone in need this Christmas.

Our Armed Forces could use a Christmas greeting from all of us. You have the chance for this by signing Christmas cards with your personal greeting. Look for the table in Resurrection Hall (gathering space) to take the opportunity to extend your Christmas greetings.

See in the weekly bulletin for other ways you can serve the St. Kateri community. Lighting the Advent candle this upcoming season, Christmas decorating, cleaning or just giving a hand when needed, all shares in the holiday spirit. Make it happen!

Have a good week!


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