Let us pray for your needs and intentions – you and members of your family, both living and deceased, will be remembered in the Novenas celebrated for your intentions and in the masses offered each day for you.
Please let us remember your intentions in our Christmas Novena of Masses!
For so many – myself included – the last few years have put our hope to the test. But with Christmas approaching, I am reminded that our hope is not in anything of this world…our hope is in the Savior of the world.
When the trials you are facing are overwhelming, you can hold firm to your hope in the Blessed Child. He will not let you down.
Through His divine birth, He gave us the gift of eternal hope. And that’s a gift worth sharing, especially at Christmas.
This most holy season is a time of giving not just physical gifts, but also the spiritual gift of hope that does not falter. Sharing our faith draws us near to our loved ones, no matter how discouraged or troubled they may feel.
Another way you can encourage your loved ones is through our Christmas Enrollment Cards. The enrollment joins you and those you care for in a sacred circle of prayer and petition to God.
It also connects you to our large Franciscan family and provides you a chance to unite with others who are filled with the eternal hope offered by our Savior. Let these cards be reassurance to those you love that you are always with them in spirit, praying for hope in their lives, even in the most trying times.
We would be honored to remember you and your intentions in our Christmas Novena of Masses.
We will remember your intentions in both our Feast of Christmas Novena of Masses from December 16 to Christmas Eve and our Christ Child Novena of Masses from December 25 to January 2. Our friars will also remember your intentions in both special novenas to St. Anthony on the nine Tuesdays and the nine days before the Feast of Christmas.
Please take a moment now, before the Christmas rush begins, to send your intentions. Please also remember our missionaries among your intentions and if you are able, include an offering of any amount to assist their work here in the United States and in our missions in Central America.
May our Savior fill you with His eternal hope as we celebrate His birth.
With prayers for a blessed Christmas,
Fr. Robert, O.F.M.