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SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE: We will again be collecting items this year for Christmas gift bags to be

delivered to the residents of Luke 15 House (adult men), today and December 16. No used items.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY once again is making preparations for the Christmas hampers. There are already 105 requests on the list and there will be more requests for hampers to come. We need your support in cash donations and/or non perishable food items. A Christmas tree is set up with envelopes attached. Inside of the envelopes there is a label with the name of a person to buy a present for. Make sure that the LABEL is put ON the parcel and NOT LEFT in the envelopes. Christmas hampers will be delivered on December 22. We are in need of drivers and helpers to distribute these hampers. If you can help please contact Corrie at 604-520-6140. Your gift must be in not later than December 20. Thank you very much.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, Mass will be at 9 am rather than 12 Noon.

PREP: 1) Please join St. Peter’s PREP Program on Wednesday, 7 pm on December 12 for a special presentation: “Advent Exclusive Report on W5 news at 5”.
2) We will celebrate a children’s learning mass on Wednesday, 6:45 pm on December 19. This is a great opportunity to bring your children and find out some answers to “why we do it that way” at the mass.

Altar Servers’ Movie afternoon: In appreciation for their service to the church, St. Peter’s would like to treat all altar servers to a movie. We plan to see “Life of Pii”. On Saturday, December 15 please meet at the Landmark Theatre located on the sky train level at the New Westminster sky-train station. The movie starts at 12:50 p.m. please be there by 12:30 latest. As the movie is approximately 2 hours long, please be picked up by 2:45. If you are planning to attend, please call Marisa at 604-523-0573.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
Most of us have wondered what we can do when family members or friends stop attending Church. In the coming weeks the Catholics Come Home program gives us an effective and simple way to

invite them home. Your loved ones will begin to see TV commercials inviting those away from the Church to come home to their Catholic family.

Christmas always draws many people back to church. This year we anticipate seeing even greater numbers as people respond to our invitation. Let us pray that among the faces we see at Mass during this holy season will be many who will return to active participation in the life of the Church. Let us welcome them with the same joy and gratefulness that Jesus shows for all his flock.

Please invite your friends, family and colleagues who have been away to consider the Catholics

Come Home message.

Sincerely yours in Christ, J. Michael Miller, CSB Archbishop of Vancouver