In Advent we are called to “wait” in joyful anticipation for the grace of Christmas to once again bless our lives. Wherever you live in our parish, there are poor families and families in need within walking distance of your home. When in need, they may ring our Food Pantry doorbell or call in to St. Vincent de Paul. They are, in effect, ringing your doorbell, calling out to you for help. Your gift in the St. Vincent de Paul envelopes in church or Alms donations will help the poor celebrate the grace of God’s love this Christmas and throughout the year. God bless you for being good stewards of His gifts.