St. Martin, Light Is On For You, Wednesdays of Advent
PRECIOUS BLOOD CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
Come and relax as the Precious Blood Hand Bell Choir and the Church Choir present a Christmas program on Sunday, December 21st at 6:30pm in Church
To the following who made their First Reconciliation on Tuesday, December 9th: Marley Baize, Alexis Ebelhar, Kambri Hamilton, Daniel Hermann, Heleina John, Hessi Johnson, Randall Scott Nazario III, Briley Powers, Luke Quinn, Jacob Thomas, Lee Vanover, Lillie West and Ethan Wimsatt.
Thanks to all teachers, parents and grandparents who helped prepare these young ones for this great sacrament. Continue to pray for them as they will be preparing to receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist for the first time on April 19, 2015
On Friday, December 5th the Diocese of Owensboro celebrated Bishop John J. McRaith's 80th birthday. In honor of Bishop John's dedication and servant style leadership to the Diocese for 27 years, Bishop Medley found it fitting to honor him on his 80th birthday with the re-naming of the Catholic Pastoral Center to the McRaith Catholic Center. Effective immediately the CPC will be known as the McRaith Catholic Center
The 2015 Catholic Extension Calendars are available at the entrances of church. Special thanks to Haley McGinnis Funeral Home for providing them for us each year.
MEMORIAL FLOWER FUND Anyone interested in having a Christmas Poinsettia purchased in memory of a loved one, Memorial envelopes are available in the pews. Donations should be placed in the envelopes and dropped in the collection baskets at Church. You are invited to write the name(s) of loved ones in whose memory these are for.
ADVENT GIVING TREE
Gifts were due back this weekend. If you were not able to get an ornament from the Giving Tree before they were all taken, we will gladly accept any donations to help with additional families in need. Donations can be brought by the Parish Office Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 2:00pm or dropped in the collection basket at church.
December is Precious Blood's month to help furnish food for the Help Office. Your non-perishable food items can be placed in the baskets at Church.
When sending out Christmas cards this year, you might want to remember our parish shut-ins. If interested, call the Parish Office at (270) 684-6888 for an address list.
OLD CHRISTMAS CARDS NEEDED
We are collecting front covers of old Christmas cards (no personal writing on inside cover). Card covers will be sent to St. Jude's Ranch for Children. They will recycle your old cards and make them into new ones that will later be sold. All proceeds go to St. Jude's Ranch.
Also accepting, Thank You, Birthday, Anniversary, Get Well, Sympathy, etc.
STEWARDSHIP THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
All the people in today's readings - the prophet Isaiah, the Virgin Mary, St. Paul, St. John the Baptist - seemed to understand clearly and rejoice in what God was calling them to be and to do. Do I?
Readings for next weekend will be
Samuel 7:1-5, 8-12,14,16 Romans 1625-27 Luke 1:26-38
We invite you to read and study these passages for your own reflection as we prepare for the liturgy we will celebrate as a parish community.