To my brother Knights and all of Holy Family,
I would like to extend my wishes for a blessed Advent and Christmas season! Advent is a time of preparation for the coming of the Lord; celebrating His coming in the flesh first as an infant and preparing our souls for when He comes again in glory. Let us not only spend the time preparing our homes for this celebration with lights and decorations. Let us also prepare our hearts in a spirit of joy, anticipation, patience and hope.
There are many opportunities during this season to do acts of penance, alms giving and spending time with your families in prayer. Take time this season too spend with the Lord in the sacrament of Reconciliation. He is waiting there to give you the greatest gift we can receive: His mercy and His love.
As knights, we have many opportunities to help others and participate in charitable works, both in and out of the parish. To all men of the parish that are not knights, I invite you to join us and enjoy with us the opportunity to serve your fellow parishioners. 24 hours during the course of a year is not much to spare and yet it can do so much for the Church and the world. It only take a day to be a Knight.
Finally, the council offers everyone our prayers and blessings for a glorious Christmas and new year. May you all experience the hope, the peace, the joy and the love that is the Lord this season!