Announcements (December 25, 2006)

1. Our Christmas two-bit collection this Sunday is for our parish St. Vincent de Paul Society. During this past month our St. Vincent de Paul members have helped many families in our neighborhood with food, emergency assistance and gift certificates to purchase toys for their children. Your contributions will enable St. Vincent de Paul to continue its wonderful work of service to the poor in our local community. Please be as generous as possible.

2. Youth from Holy Family Parish and beyond will be participating in an all-night Eucharistic Adoration in the Ailbe House this Tuesday evening, December 26, and ending on Wednesday morning with the celebration of Mass. High School Students and young adults are welcome to participate. Please contact Fr. Bloom, Todd Aylard, Rachel Fox or Adam Fox for further information.

3. Next Sunday is Holy Family Sunday. Masses will be at the normal times. On Sunday evening, which is New Year’s Eve, there will be a special bilingual Mass at 11 p.m. English Mass on New Year’s Day, Feast of Mary Mother of God, will be at 10 a.m.

4. In the Bulletin you will find a flier with the program schedule for Sacred Heart Radio. Tune in to our local Catholic radio station for excellent programs, twenty-four hours a day.

5. If you are making year-end donation of stocks or securities, please consider donating to Holy Family Parish, Holy Family School or to our Parish Capital Campaign.

6. Parish Calendars for 2007 are available at the church entrances. Yarington’s Funeral Home has provided these calendars free of charge. You may pick up a 2007 calendar on your way out of the church.

7. For school news and for information on events coming up in 2007, such as the Catholic Evidence Guild lecture series, please be sure to take home a bulletin.