Dear Saint Peter’s Families and Friends.

A very special thank you to our music teacher, Mrs. Anna Rothermel, and our parish music director, Mrs. Leslie Gereghty, for working so meticulously with our children in creating our lovely Christmas program! Your children did a beautiful job and helped us all to experience the true Spirit of Christmas. We are so very blessed!

As we guide our children growing into Saints and Scholars, let us remember to turn to the Mary the Mother of Jesus, and our Mother, for assistance, comfort, and prayers. Let us ask for the grace to say “yes” to God as she did.

A Christmas Prayer to Mary, the mother of Jesus:

Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of a most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold.

In that hour vouchsafe, O my God! to hear my prayers and grant my desires through the merits of Our Savior Jesus Christ and His most Blessed Mother. Amen

We have hope and joy in the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus and remember what St. Paul tells us, “Dismiss all anxiety from your minds. The Lord himself is near, present your needs to God in every form of prayer and in petitions full of gratitude” (Philippians 4:5-6). This is the way of all the saints.

I pray that this Christmas season brings joy, love, and hope to you, and your families. May the Lord God bestow upon you the peace of the Christ Child, which surpasses all human understanding.

Have a very Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year, and enjoy your time with family and friends!

Thank you and God bless,

Ann Feltner