Christmas Thank-you

From the Desk of Father David

Dear Friends in Christ,

Today is a great day for our parish. The Feast of the Epiphany, January 5th, is also the anniversary of the dedication of our Church. Our church was built as a prayer hall for the People of the True Inspiration. Our parish was founded in October 1864 when the building was purchased. After much work to transform the prayer hall into a Catholic Church, it was ready to be dedicated to God on the feast of the Epiphany in 1865. Our parish, like the star of Bethlehem, has guided people to Christ. Our parish has a special role of bringing people to Christ through our prayers, actions and especially through the way we make the visitor feel a part of our parish family.

We had amazing celebrations for Christmas. I would like to specially thank our musicians: Patrick Barrett, Terry O’Shei, Voices of Praise, and Adult Choir. You were outstanding and your music added so much to our celebrations. A wonderful thank you to our decorating Committee who did awe-inspiring decorating. Every year your decorations are better than the year before. Trina Hibbs, her helpers and the children who made the Christmas pageant prayerful and special. A big thank you to all the Altar Servers, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Ushers and Greeters who made our celebrations flow smoothly with God’s blessings. Thank you to all who participated in the Angel Tree which helped serve the needy of West Seneca, you truly made Christ present to those people. An enormous thanks to all who attended the celebrations because your presence and prayers made it all worthwhile. A huge thank you to my staff who always go the extra mile.

On a personal note, I would like to thank everyone who sent cards, goodies or gifts. I am grateful for your generosity. You are a wonderful community and I am proud to be your pastor.

May the Christ Child fill your hearts with peace and always hold you in His loving embrace.

In Christmas joy,

Fr. David

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