(This was written before Fr. Al died on October 13, 2002)
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Praise Jesus, Immanuel, God with us and soon to come again in glory!
As we begin this new Church year, we pray for those who are passive readers of One Bread, One Body (OBOB) to be changed into active workers using OBOB. This means taking the personal responsibility to distribute OBOB, pray for it, or pay for it. Pray for OBOB to be used by the Lord to the max in leading people to conversion. Pray for the readers of OBOB to pray the Mass daily. Pray for our readers to be led by the Holy Spirit in "not leaving any stone unturned" in distributing OBOB. Pray for every reader to do his/her part and make at least some contribution. Let us be serving the Lord together. Thanks to all those who have loved and served so generously over the last twenty years.
May the Lord give a quiet, holy Advent leading to a Christmas of evangelistic joy. "0 come, 0 come, Immanuel!"
Fr. Al Lauer
December 1, 2002