The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you Peace. (Numbers 6: 24-26)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Operation Christmas Child Drawing to a Close

At least our part of the operation, I should say, Dear Reader.  This past Wednesday, a goodly number of Christ Memorial parishioners spent the evening packing boxes for children to receive as Christmas presents all over the world.  This is a special and powerful ministry that not only provides a tangible bit of happiness and love for a child that may have precious little else; but, more importantly, does so while sharing with them the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  This is not just a way for us to feel good about giving a child a toy at Christmas.  This is about giving them Christ, and everything after that is pure joy indeed.

I hope that we have a good turn out at the 10AM Mass in the morning, because I will be blessing the boxes that are ready so that they can be delivered Monday morning.  I you have any more shoe boxes that you either have already packed or are planning to pack, please bring them tomorrow.  All the boxes must be delivered to First Baptist this coming week, so that they can be crated for shipping overseas.

Again, I cannot thank everyone who has participated in this blessed operation enough.  Please pray between now and Christmas that all these boxes will find their way into the hands of a child, and that through this gift, Christ may begin a good work in them.

Fr. Michael+

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