I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those from both parishes who participated in all our Christmas Liturgies, those who regularly attend as members, those who just happen to drop in, and those who have come home for the holidays to visit us as well. It was great to see so many people gathered to celebrate our Lord’s birth! Christmas is such meaningful time of year when the “Prince of peace” is born. Jesus comes to bring God’s gift of peace, hope and reconciliation to all the world! I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all our choirs, liturgical ministers, and volunteer decorators who helped make our services so beautiful. Everyone did a wonderful job! Special thanks to those who responded so well to my Christmas letter and gave so generously to our Christmas Collection. Your kindness and willingness to contribute financially to support both our parish communities truly demonstrates Christ’s love! We depend on these kinds of special collections to help make our yearly budget. If you have not yet contributed, it’s never too late for us! Finally, special thanks also to those of you who either sent me a Christmas Card, Gifts certificates, or other well-wishes this Holiday Season. Since I do not have the time needed to write a card of thanks to each person individually, I would like to say here, “Thanks!” Thanks, for your generosity and wonderful support. Everyone continues to be very supportive of me as your pastor and I continue to feel very welcomed over the past year and a half. For my part, I will continue to try to do my best. “May all of you have a very Merry and Blessed Christmas!” May you also have a Happy, Healthy New Year! Peace in Christ who is born for us!