Good Morning –
As Fr. Vince announced last week, we are beginning preparations for the 2022 OLOP Christmas Pageant.
Each year the children of the Parish help us take a moment from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and pause and remember the true meaning and purpose of Christmas – celebrating the birth of Jesus. This year’s Pageant will be especially meaningful since it will be the last Pageant in the Church Building that has been our Spiritual Home for the past 68 years.
I’d like to thank you for allowing, and encouraging, your children to participate in the Pageants during the past years. I realize that there are many demands on our time as Parents, and we try to make sure that we are providing opportunities for our children to grow. Your willingness to allow your children to participate in the OLOP Christmas Pageants is a recognition on your part that in order for your children to grow in the love of Christ, it is important for them to learn to celebrate His love from an early age. The Christmas Pageants afford them an opportunity to do this with other children, and they learn the joy of celebrating communally. The Pageants also allow them to share that celebration with us – and as we all know there is something special about seeing Christmas through the eyes of our children.
In any case, I just wanted to thank you for making the choice to allow your children to participate. In doing so, you’re passing a legacy to your children, in the same way your parents passed it to you, and your grandparents passed it to your parents. This legacy is essential as we continue this Journey of Faith, and especially important as we prepare to embark on a new and exciting phase of this Journey of Faith. In the craziness of the Pageant preparations, where we are trying to make sure things get done, we don’t always have the opportunity to think about why they are getting done.
As Fr. Vince announced, the children will also be singing at the Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, November 12th. They will be singing “We Gather Together” and a Christmas Carol. We’re starting rehearsals this Saturday, October 29th at 10:00 AM at the Church. It is really important that your children be there since the Bazaar is three weeks away.
Please contact me if you have any questions or comments.