Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Happy Advent and happy new year in the Church! Even though our liturgical cycle begins anew, we continue thanking God for our Priests, praying for them, and asking God to send
more workers into the harvest.
We hope you're more excited about this Christmas season than any little child is excited. After all, you know that we celebrate the Incarnation of Jesus, the Word becoming flesh. God becoming man. God entering time, humbling Himself to become a human being, to save us from our sins, to show us how to live. Wow! How awesome!
Please spend some time in front of the Eucharist and contemplate what our world was like before Jesus entered it. Contemplate how Jesus showed us the way, showed us how to live, pray, and forgive. He redeemed us from our sins, gave us Himself in the Eucharist, and sent the Holy Spirit so He, God Himself, can be with us always — intimate union with Him. Wow! Get excited and tell others about Jesus. Don't be afraid to wish others a blessed Christmas! Stand up and be a Christian, full of love for Jesus and full of love for those He came to save. Please throw your heart into telling people about the love of Jesus so that they can have a new life and a real Christmas.
Pray for us at PM! We pray for you! Be like the shepherds at Jesus' manger and share your faith with everyone you know (Lk 2:18). One way to do this is to request more copies of One Bread, One Body (OB OB) and distribute them to others. We invite you to call 513-662-JESU to request more OBOBs. One person, led by the Spirit, can open the door for hundreds to receive a new life through God's word.
Continue to pray to the Holy Spirit about your offering for the OBOB. The book is NOT free, but anyone can afford it. Please pray with us that many conversions and transformations take place through OBOB and that all our outreach ministries are effective in leading others to Jesus.
Your brothers in Jesus,
Deacon George Schmidl, Jerry Cappel, and Mark Schuermann
(Directors of Presentation Ministries)
December 1, 2009