Annual Christmas Appeal 2017

Dear Friend of Saint Andrew,

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given.”

Christmas is the season of giving. This is the time of year we think of loved ones, family and friends, and what they mean to us. Grateful for their presence, and the difference they make in our lives, we go to great lengths to either buy or make them a present that in some small way expresses our love for them. This tradition of giving gifts is by its nature a holy act.

When we give a gift, we are acting in a manner like God, who continually loves us and blesses us with all that we are and all that we have. Of all the gifts God gives us, the greatest of these is the gift of His son, Jesus. But, unlike the gifts we give that can never fully express the depth of our love, God’s gift to us is Love itself!

As you reflect on all that God has given you, and how His Love has made a difference in your life, please consider making a generous Christmas donation to Saint Andrew Parish. Your Christmas gift will help Saint Andrew Parish continue to be a gift to many. For 123 years, through its various ministries, Saint Andrew Parish has made manifest the gift of God’s Love in the Lake View neighborhood, our city, our country and beyond. Please help us in this mission by using the envelope provided in this mailing or going online through Give Central at https://tinyurl.com/SaintAndrewGift. Every contribution, both great and small is greatly appreciated.

As we approach these days filled with family and friends, I invite you to join our parish family in our Christmas Masses as we celebrate this season of great joy and love. Please be assured of my appreciation for the gift of your presence, dedication, sacrifice and love in our community. You will be in my thoughts and prayers at Mass this Christmas Season.

Peace in Christ,

Reverend Sergio Romo

Pastor

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