As the Advent season begins, we are reminded of the true meaning of Christmas~the coming of Jesus’ birth and all that it brings.  Here is a link to the Vatican News with a message from Pope Francis and finding Jesus in the needs of others.


Dear Jesus, you are the hope in our world. This Advent, help us slow down, listen to your voice, and focus on what’s really important. We place our hope in you as we prepare our hearts to celebrate your birth on Christmas. Amen.