Dear People of St. Patrick Parish,
The Second Sunday of Advent calls us to reform our lives with Hope that leads to Peace and true happiness.
Today, as we look at the Second Advent Candle, we might ask ourselves, is there something that is not right in my life? If so, then how can I change it? Do I really want to go from bad to real peace and have the message of Hope lived here on earth that will bring me to eternal life in heaven?
Let us make good use of these next three weeks. John the Baptist tells us today in the Gospel that Jesus will baptized us with the Holy Spirit and fire and that He will gather us into his barn. Those who do not want to enter may be lost to unquenchable fire. Let us live out our Baptismal Promises in hope and peace.
Thank you to everyone who helped the town of Rodeo celebrate the lighting of the Christmas Tree here at St. Patrick Church. As a parish we are proud and happy to have our local community come to our church grounds and celebrate and prepare for Christmas. Thank you Santa and all your helpers for visiting our town.
As you drive down Seventh Street at night take a look at the Christmas tree and be happy and hopeful and look forward to a wonderful Christmas.
The Parish thanks Michelle Malonzo-Munios for her service on the Pastoral Council for one and a half terms. Michelle has resigned from the council due to being a mother of children at different ages. We will be seeking thru the discernment process a qualified replacement to fill out her term.
Please pray for the Confirmation Students on retreat and for me and all the many leaders helping them prepare for Confirmation.
Fr. Larry Young
Pastor of St. Patrick Church