HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! Hello and welcome to all new members! It is just about that time of year to work on our new year's resolutions. A lot of people I know plan on new diets to commence....however ,I think it is a good time to plan on meeting new and lasting friends as well as striving to better ourselves in our daily lives... It is still the Christmas season, where we can still celebrate this joyful season of the birth of Our Lord. (Personally, I don't want it to end!) Father recently spoke about what we should do during this time....perhaps a charitable work or a extra prayer for a loved one. He suggest we don't just look on, per say, like the ox and ass at the manger scene... who stared in wonder on what might be going on that first Christmas night ....not just who is lying there in the bed of straw... We should endeavor to make ourselves more open to God's love and grace and act in ways pleasing to God. Remember the three wise men? Well, the feast of the Epiphany is on January 6th. They brought with them gifts, of gold, frankincense ,and myrrh . So should we bring so special and simple gifts to offer to Him; to thank Him for coming to us on that beautiful night. For without Him, there would be no Christmas... Merry Christmas to you all!