Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I want to thank you for taking a moment to read this important note. As your pastor, I believe God has worked in a hidden way for YOU to a) get to Mass today, b) walk by our table in the narthex, and c) receive this free copy of Matthew Kelly's latest book, "The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity." I hope you enjoy it with my deepest wishes and prayers for you and your family as together we celebrate the Incarnation of our Blessed Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

During this Christmas season, I ask you to think about the following two questions: Do you think a personal relationship with God is possible? Do you have a personal relationship with God?

God became Man so that we can come to know Him more intimately. Make 2019 the year to begin, or further, your relationship with Him. We are all on a journey to come to know God, and to know how He is calling us. As Matthew Kelly will tell you in this book, our community, culture, country and church are all depending on you becoming the best version of yourself and sharing that unique giftedness with the people God puts in your path – right here in your own family, workplace, school and other activities. To help you on your journey, I invite you to a "30 Day Challenge"! Over the next month, take the opportunity to do one, or all, of the following:

  • Each day, schedule and spend 10 minutes just getting quiet for reflection, scripture reading, prayer.
  • Each week, come to at least one daily mass, holy hour or parish event where you can enjoy fellowship with other believers.
  • Every morning, pray the "Prayer to the Holy Spirit" on the enclosed bookmark.
  • Share your journey with someone – we all have a story!

If you are taking me up on this challenge, I'd like to hear from you. Complete the form below.

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