Christmas is fast approaching, and many of you are feeling overwhelmed by all the preparations of the season. If you are seeing a deeper encounter with Christ this Christmas, I encourage you to offer Jesus your prayers of thanksgiving. A perfect way to do this is to send me your Christmas petitions
to be included in the Shrine’s Christmas Novena, December 16-24.
Your intentions will be placed at our Lady’s Shrine for remembrance as we prepare for the coming of our Lord. You might also want to burn a Votive Light
in thanksgiving for the blessings of the year. I hope you will join us, either in spirit or in person, for this year’s Christmas Novena
at the Shrine Church in Perryville, Missouri.