Share the Spirit, a program of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud, matches individuals and families with individuals, groups and organizations that wish to provide gifts for the holiday season.
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With the celebration of Christmas just around the corner, Christians should look for ways to share the joy of Jesus’ birth rather than draw up a laundry list of complaints, Pope Francis said.
Bishop Kettler will celebrate Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral at 10 p.m., Dec. 24; local religious communities to host variety of celebrations.
“The suffering of our neighbors becomes suffering we can help ease.”
“As our souls look toward Christmas at the end of this Fourth Week of Advent, we prepare for [the] Incarnation, the inbreaking of the light of God into the darkness of our world.”
“This song isn’t just a carol, but a hymn of worship. In these words, we remember how Jesus broke into the stillness of a small town and all of time to descend to a sinful humanity.”
A recording of Bishop Donald Kettler celebrating the Diocesan TV Mass for The Nativity of the Lord can be accessed on Christmas Eve, Friday, Dec. 24, and Christmas, Saturday, Dec. 25.