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Breakfast With Santa - Families with young children from St. John's and Holy Rosary are invited for breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 12 at 10 AM in the social hall. Feel free to invite any grandparents, and bring your camera. There will be stories and special treats. Reservations can be made with Lori at 387-1409. There will also be a sign-up sheet at the back of the church. This event is sponsored by the Sharing and Caring women's group. Bring a canned good for the Food Shelf.
From Deacon Peter...
He did it again!!
Pope Francis announced an EXTRAORDINARY Jubilee, A Holy
Year of Mercy. For Catholics to be a witness of Mercy.
The Holy Year begins December 8, 2015, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and ends November 20,2016, the Feast of Christ the King.
During this Holy Year Pope Francis is asking that we “be merciful, just as your father is merciful”. Holy Years started 700 years ago.There have been 26 jubilees over these 700 years; three have been extraordinary.
How can we celebrate this Holy Year?
Read and meditate on the Word of God (how about Luke 10:33-37), accepting the invitation to a deeper knowledge of our faith.
Go on a pilgrimage to a religious site in the United States.
Open ourselves to those living on the outermost fringes of our town and society.
Practice the corporal andspiritual works of mercy (feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, cloth the naked, visit the sick, visit the imprisoned, give to the poor, be faithful in attending wakes andfunerals) .
Educate yourself on the Catholic Social Justice teaching.
ADULT FAITH FORMATION:
We have religious education classes for our children from grade 1 to Confirmation age all through the school year. But we don’t have much for our grown-ups other than the Sunday homily – and we grown-ups have as much need, even greater, to deepen our knowledge of God and enhance our faith.
We will be meeting on Wednesday evenings, starting in October, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. downstairs of the rectory. These classes will be for adults who are not Catholic, but would like to know more about our Catholic ways, beliefs and traditions. In addition, these classes will be open to all adult Catholics who would like to know more about their faith, and want to deepen it. If you are interested, or know others who are, be sure to call