As we approach the season of Christmas, we delight in our ability to bring joy to others through gift giving. Every year at this time, a wonderful spirit fills the air in our Church. There are exclamations of surprise and joy when people see the abundant array of gifts that have been delivered here. There is a sense of awe that such generosity exists among our parishioners. We are a blessed people, and we bless others with our goodness.
The Christmas Sharing Tree is located in the Narthex beginning the Sunday before Advent. Our Social Concerns Ministry places numerous Christmas ornament tags on the tree that list specific gift possibilities for a person in need.
You are invited to select an ornament from the Sharing Tree, and purchase the gift requested on the tag. Some tags have several choices. Do not wrap the gift unless specified on the tag. TAPE THE TAG securely to the outside of the gift. Return it to Church when you come in for Mass. All gifts must be returned on the specified weekend to allow sufficient time for delivery to the recipients.
How glorious our Christmas celebration becomes as we present to God and his people both our spiritual and material gifts!