3rd Grade SRE Celebrating All Saints
CHRISTMAS “angel” LOVE TREE
Thanks for your generosity; last Christmas our St. Thomas parishioners shared more than 200 Christmas gifts with needy children in our local community. Please help us bring Christmas joy to the children again this Christmas by taking an ornament from our Christmas Angel Love Tree located in the east foyer of the church (tree will be displayed starting on November 21/22). Please purchase a gift ($10+), wrap it, carefully tape the ornament back on the gift, and place it under the Christmas Angel Love Tree by Sunday, December 13th.
Our Young Vincentians and their families will deliver your Christmas gifts to needy children in our local community on Saturday, December 19th. Thank you in advance for your generosity!!!
St. Vincent de Paul members would like to say a great big thank you to Life Teen, Girl Scouts, parents and volunteers for all your help with the Thanksgiving baskets.
It's because of the generosity of our parishioners and our outstanding young people that we will be able to feed the needing of our community.
A Scripture in Action Study for Advent
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son. (John 3:16)
During Advent, we look forward to the birth of Jesus, that moment when the Creator entered human history in the form of one of His creatures. The Catechism proclaims that “the Word became flesh so that we might know God’s love.” What should be our response? The New Testament authors call on us to make the love of God visible in how we live our lives.
Join us as we look at the lives of three Christian leaders who are examples of Christian love in action. Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa of Calcutta and Saint Pope John Paul the Second.
Study sessions are on Wednesday evenings in Advent, at 7:00, in Room B22 (second floor, Southeast corner) in the office complex, beginning November 18th, and lasting, through Wednesday, Dec 16th. No pre-registration is necessary.
Suggested Reading: Christian Love by Bernard Brady
Contact: Dave Gauthier 228-864-5350.
Dec 2nd Martin Luther King, Jr.
Scripture: The First Letter of John
Dec 9th Mother Teresa
Scripture: The Letter of James
Dec 16th Saint Pope John Paul II
Scripture: 1 Corinthians, Chapter 12, 13
The Jingle Bells 5K is sponsored by Coast Cares Foundation
Gulf Coast Substance Abuse Task Force
It will be on Saturday, December 5.
Race starts at 8 am, registration on site starts at 7 am.
Starts at Long Beach Town Green, Jeff Davis Avenue
pre-registered adults $20
day of registration adults $25
students (under age 18) $15
long sleeve shirts for all, age group awards
visit www.gulfcoastrunningclub.org for registration form
email Lisa at: firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information
**Also benefiting the Long Beach High School Baseball Team's efforts to support the U.S. Marine Corp Toys for Tots Drive.
Please bring a new, unwrapped toy the morning of the race!**
Prizes for best holiday-themed costumes for adults, kids and pets.
Sat, Nov 21….8:30am-11am, Women’s G.I.F.T.
Sun, Nov 22….12:45pm, Christmas Pageant rehearsal
Mon, Nov 23….7pm, RCIA meet
Wed, Nov 25….NO SRE
PARISH OFFICES CLOSED WED, NOV 25TH – MON, NOV 30TH….
WILL REOPEN TUES, DEC 1
Thurs, Nov 26….9am, Thanksgiving Mass
Fri, Nov 27….NO Adoration in the chapel
Sun, Nov 29….NO SRE
Mon, Nov 30….7pm, RCIA meet
SUPPORT OUR YOUTH BUY SCRIP
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Mon, Nov 23-27….No School,
Nov 30-Dec 3….2nd grade, Prayer & Pledge Leaders
Mon, Nov 30….Jessie Tree
Visit the website: svdpcatholicschool.org
Lighthouse Catholic Media Stand…East foyer
St Vincent de Paul Society….9:30am-12:30pm,
Mon & Thurs, open to help (Closed Thanksgiving & Monday after Thanksgiving)
Adoration in the Chapel….8:00am-7:00pm, Fridays
Youth Gift Cards (Scrip) sales…after all Masses &
during office hours, 9am-4:30pm weekdays
Knights of Columbus, Council #4898….6:30pm,
every first & third Thursday of the month
St. Joseph’s Helping Hands….Work day is every first
Saturday of the month; meeting is every fourth Thursday
PETITIONS OF PRAYER
Benjamin Mentoya, Bethany Jones, Bill Monson, Charles Trimm, DeeDee McCaffrey, Dominick Fimiano Sr, Ernie Ladner, Jim Hoselle, Mildred Fayard, Norma Jean Collins, Peggy Small, Robert Marten, Thaddius Collier, and all others in our parish and community in need of healing, physical or spiritual.
Flowers for Mass were donated by
Sabrina Morgan and Connelly Luke,
who were married at St. Thomas this weekend.
WELCOME NEW PARISHIONERS
Danielle, Violette, & Kingston Andrews.
Deacon Chef Vrazel has made up his famous Eggplant LaRosa and would be a great addition to your Thanksgiving and Christmas meal. Half chafing restaurant size pans are available at the HFP office for $125.00 or two for $225.00. They are not many left and soon they will be gone. So get yours while they last.
Make your check out to Holy Family Seafood Festival.