Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Happy Advent! Happy new Church year! Praise the Incarnate Jesus!
Pope Francis says; "The time of Advent that we begin again today returns us to the horizon of hope, a hope that does not disappoint because it is founded on the Word of God. A hope that does not disappoint, simply because the Lord never disappoints! He is faithful!" He further calls us to a time of renewal of vision; "For the "great human family it is necessary to renew always the common horizon toward which we are journeying. The horizon of hope! This is the horizon that makes a good journey."
This Advent let us be focused on the journey to a closer relationship with Jesus through the Word and through Daily Mass and the Most Holy Eucharist. We pray that each person who reads this book would have the desire to witness to others about their journey and share the joy of Christ by giving away a copy of the One Bread, One Body booklet to two other persons. If that would happen, we would become as Pope Francis says "Missionaries of Joy." Let's pray that each reader will try to do something — donate for new readers, or invite others to start a subscription for themselves.
Prepare yourself this Advent to receive the Lord by following the An Isaiah Advent, a daily reading schedule which takes you through the Book of Isaiah from the Bible. This schedule can be viewed at our website, also downloaded; copies can be mailed. All of 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 & Sister in Jesus,
Deacon George Schmidl, Judy Erwin, Mark Mussman
December 1, 2017