Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Happy Advent! Happy new Church year! Praise the Incarnate Jesus! Happy Year of Saint Paul! As we enter into the last month of this calendar year, let us follow the words of Pope John Paul II: "Let us go forward in hope! A new millennium is opening before the Church like a vast ocean upon which we shall venture, relying on the help of Christ. The Son of God, who became incarnate two thousand years ago out of love for humanity, is at work even today; we need discerning eyes to see this and, above all, a generous heart to become the instruments of his work." ("At the Beginning of the third Millennium", Pope John Paul II, 58).
Thank you for your generous heart in prayerfully contributing for your One Bread, One Body (OBOB) booklet. We know some of you are struggling to make ends meet, and we thank you for giving what you can. Also, please pray about working to attain Presentation Ministries' (PM) continuing goals during this "Year of St Paul":
- A substantial increase of USA readers of OBOB.
- For many readers to seek membership in Presentation Ministries (PM). You can join by becoming a "Co-worker" or forming a Home Based Community (HBC) that is networked with PM. Call (513) 662-JESU for resources to form/lead a Home Based Community, or for a co-worker brochure.
- A multitude of conversions. Be a witness for Jesus (Acts 1:8).
- Help to build the "Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel" and the two wings of the Paul Jansen Discipleship Retreat Center. We are relying on the help of Christ and many sacrifices to complete this building project. Jesus, we trust in you!
Also, we invite you to request subscriptions for One Bread, One Body for your friends, co-workers, fellow parishioners, etc.
Prepare yourself this Advent to receive the Lord by reading An Isaiah Advent. All our materials are available for a donation.
Many thanks for your love and prayers and for all you do for Presentation Ministries. Come, Lord Jesus!
Your Brothers in Jesus,
George Schmidl, Jerry Cappel, and Mark Schuermann
(Directors of Presentation Ministries)
December 1, 2008