Weekend of 12/2 & 12/3
THE FIRST WEEK OF ADVENT
We wait in lines, in check-out counters, in cafeterias, in parking lots, in offices, at important appointments, at stop signs and red lights, even the church parking lot...but this is ADVENT and this waiting is special because we are waiting for the Promised One, the Lord and Redeemer, the Son of God and Son of Mary…..Be Joyful & WAIT!
Weekend of 12/9 & 12/10
Thanks to ALL who helped to make the Little Christmas Village a joy filled, fun, great time! So many hands and hearts go into an event like that and we could never do it without your help, your dedication, your time and your love. Mr. and Mrs. S. Claus thoroughly enjoyed their stay and reminded us that they love coming to St. Colette Parish!
Thank you to everyone who attended and joined us in the fun!
Weekend of 12/16 & 12/17
Gratitude to all who worked so hard to make our Christmas Village a wonderful success! To the Daughters for the Cookie Shop and to the Holy Name Society for the Breakfast! Thank you so much!! Thanks to the Kids of Celebration!!!
Thanks to Music Ministry for a beautiful and memorable concert! Simply Wonderful!
Thank you to the cleaning crew who sparkled the Church—for your hard work, attending to every detail and your enthusiasm!!! Thanks to Bernice for heading this up for us!
Thanks also to Bill Gorey and Bob Powers for the Christmas lights outside and all throughout the property. Thanks to Jo Ann Papa & crew for fluffing the trees!
Weekend of 12/23 & 12/24
Thank you for all that you do for the Parish all the year through. Thank you for your Witness of Faith, your constant care and your overflowing generosity. Thank you for your prayers & blessings & allowing Christ to be present to all of us in so many ways!
A CHRISTMAS REMINDER FROM LILY & GRACIE
Before the angels made the announcement to the Shepherds...
Before the Shepherds even arrived at the Stable,...
Before the Three Kings made their way from the East....
And Before there were any other visitors to the New Born King,
There were Animals in the stable...sheep and oxen, cows and donkeys, goats and perhaps doves (we don’t know about chickens).
And if it weren’t for Camels the Wise Men may have not even made it!
We are not certain—but we are pretty confident that among all those animals who were FIRST to GREET the HOLY CHILD were, of course, Dogs! Merry Christmas to the animals who, by legend, can speak on Christmas !
The humans may not have had room in the inn—but the animals warmly welcomed Him!
Merry Christmas to all! -Lily & Grace
Weekend of 12/30 & 12/31
HAPPY NEW YEAR
From all of us to all of you, a very happy and blessed New Year in the love and peace of our Lord, Jesus, the Living Christ!