December, 2012

Dear Friends of the Spiritual Exercises,

It is a week before Christmas and we want to thank the Christ Child and His Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary, for all that they have done at St. Peter Chanel. We thank them especially for the success of the Spiritual Exercises and Adult Catechism programs.

During the last 5 or 6 years you have come to our church to participate in these Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. We deeply appreciate your presence at these classes.
God has blessed us and the many people who have come here. We have been able in a small way, to fulfill the following words of the Prophet Isaiah:

“In days to come, the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the highest mountain and raised above the hills. All nations shall stream toward it; many peoples shall come and say: “Come, let us climb the Lord’s mountain, to the house of the God of Jacob, that He may instruct us in His ways, and we may walk in His paths.” For from Zion shall go forth instruction, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.” Isaiah 2:2-3

We have just finished constructing a new building, which is used for the Spiritual Exercises and to teach Catechism to both adults and children.Our expenses for these programs are very high. Also, we need to repair the old church building. If you can remember us at Christmas time we would be very appreciative.

May our Lady ask the Christ Child to bless you abundantly in this Season of Great Joy.

Sincerely in Christ,

Fr. Larry Darnell, OMV
Fr. Edward Broom, OMV
Associate Pastor
Jim Martorana
Administrative Assistant

“Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you.” Luke 6:38