Pastor’s Perspective – December 3

Dear St Peter’s Parishioners,
A blessed Advent to you all. I hope you will mark this season in a way that will allow your hearts to expectantly celebrate Christmas as we ask the Holy Spirit to give us tender hearts to receive Jesus more fully into our lives.
One of the ways we do this is by making time for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. I like to think of the relationship between Confession and the Mass this way. In confession Jesus says to us: “Give me your sins so that then in the Eucharist I will give you my body”
What wonderful trade, our sins for his sinless body. I therefore invite you to make time for Confession during the four weeks of Advent. On Tuesday December 19th we will have a Penitential Service at 730 PM. Regular confession times are listed in the bulletin. 
In His grace and mercy, 

Fr. Jonathan