Categories: Pastor's Desk

This Sunday’s Gospel tells us that we will be judged according to how we treat the less fortunate, especially the stranger among us. As our minds turn towards Christmas, then, it would be wise to devote some thought to those outside of the circle of our family and friends. I encourage you to take an envelope from the Giving Tree and return it with an offering in next week’s collection basket. The money will be used to make Christmas brighter for a needy family. I also encourage you to contribute to the Development and Peace appeal for the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is a very poor country and is not well equipped to care for those fleeing persecution in Myanmar. The details on how to contribute are given elsewhere in the bulletin. May Jesus be able to say to each one of us that “I was a refugee and you helped me.”

–Father Jim