From the Pastor’s Desk

By Fr. Terry Kerner

Many thanks to all of you who have sent greetings and gifts to me and the parish office. I will endeavor over the next few weeks to get a thank you note to you. And many more thanks to all of you who have been generous to the Christmas collection and the annual Giving Tree. This year’s donations went again to our friends at Nativity parish with over 300 youngsters receiving your Christmas gifts. Added this year is a new soup kitchen being inaugurated at the old St. Andrew’s gym on McGraw. Your kindness and desire to see the project succeed resulted in a three & half thousand dollars contribution from parishioners for its success. You will be hearing more about the soup kitchen in the weeks ahead. Who would ever think that a little Christmas tree could inspire such generous hearts!

I want to invite everyone to take advantage of the church Epiphany tour next Sunday between Noon and three. The four churches of our Family of Parishes will keep their doors open for you to visit and enjoy the season’s decorations. Unlike the Magi who visited Jesus on the first Epiphany, you don’t need to bring a gift. Just drop by, perhaps for the first time for many of you, and discover the beauty of our houses of worship and the Faith we share with one another. Maybe I will run into you at St. Alphonsus-St. Clement, St. Barbara, St. Maria Goretti or back home here at St. Kateri for some Christmas cookies after the tour!

Have a Happy, Healthy and Holy New Year!