Happy third Sunday of Advent, the Sunday of joy. On the theme of joy, I am delighted to announce that the Santa Maria chapel getting a new roof! Three Pillars purchased the land from the Masonic Lodge in Dousman and they are working to preserve this historic building. I know I am so pleased to see our first building receive the loving care it so desperately needs!
Happy Second Sunday of Advent! This week we traditionally focus on the theme of peace (first week’s theme is hope, third week is joy and fourth week is love). This week is also frequently associated with John the Baptist and his prophecy of Jesus’ arrival. Coincidentally, this Sunday is also the feast of St. Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, who is perhaps better known as St. Nick, or Santa Claus.