Announcements (Dec. 25, 1999)

1. Each Sunday in Holy Family we have a two-bit collection for a special need. Our collection this Christmas is for our own Holy Family School 2000 Project. Please take some time to look at the display in the vestibule of the church which shows the plans for the seismic retrofit of our school which we hope to be able to carry out this summer. We have received a $200,000 from the William Gates Foundation for that project, but as you can imagine the total cost will be considerably higher. We have approached other sources of funding outside our parish, but also will be asking parishioners to help us, especially thru some second collections. Please be as generous as you can so that we can make these needed repairs to our school.

2. Thank you for your donations to last Sunday's two bit collection for our St. Vincent de Paul. This organization helps needy families right in our neighborhood. Especially during Christmas time many come to Holy Family seeking assistance.

3. The Masses for Holy Family Sunday will be Sunday morning at 8 & 11 in English. There will be no Saturday evening vigil Masses.

4. Next Friday evening we will have a special bilingual Mass at 11 p.m. to celebrate 2000 years of the Incarnation. The Mass will be preceeded and followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Also the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Confessions, will be available beginning at 7 p.m. on New Year's Eve.

5. For couples who are planning on getting married in the year 2000, please plan on attending the Evenings for the Engaged which begin on Sunday evening, January 9. You may register by calling the rectory.