Posted on December 5, 2020'
The major emphasis in the season of Advent is on waiting with joyful expectation to receive Our Savior. We are called to a deeper openness, receptivity, to the gift of God’s love and presence in our lives. In the season of Advent the Sunday gospel readings about the ministry of John the Baptist remind us of our need to repent of our sins. Repentance is clearly a key aspect in our preparation to receive the Lord Jesus into our lives. Repentance of our sins and reconciliation with our God and God’s people helps us to experience more fully God’s love and opens our hearts ever wider to the One who brings us healing, life and peace.
I encourage you during this Advent Season to receive the Sacrament of Penance. Times are listed below when I will be available for confessions. If the times do not work for you please call the church office and make an appointment for confession.
A number of you have responded to the questionnaire that we mailed out and have also posted on the Parish website. I thank you for responding. If you haven’t responded yet I ask that you do so either online at the parish website or fill out the questionnaire you received in the mail and return it to the parish office. If you did not receive it in the mail we might not have you listed in our parish records. If that is the case please call the parish office at 315-364-7197 so we can add your contact information.
We are all going through strange times as we deal with Covid-19 so it is more important than ever to take time each day to pray. God “s blessings and peace, Father Bill