This past weekend, we celebrated the Feast of Christ the King, the end of the church liturgical year. This weekend, the first weekend in the 2018 Advent season, we begin the new liturgical year, filled with the hope that with it will bring a new season filled with hope for our church and community to renew our faith in Jesus Christ and his teachings.

Super Bingo has been cancelled for Sunday, Dec. 2. Thanks and prayers for all our loyal bingo players, volunteers and bakers who made last year’s super bingos so successful.

Our Angel Tree program, under the direction of Carol Gemmell and her crew, is up and running and the angels’ requests are decorating the trees. Gifts are to be returned on the Dec. 8 and 9 weekend. Gifts will be distributed at St. Catherine’s Hall on the Dec. 15-16 weekend. Don’t have time to go out and buy a gift? Want to make a donation? Simply place your offering in an envelope marked Angel tree and place it in the collection basket or drop it off at the church office between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Assuming that the boilers at St. Thomas will be installed by Christmas, the Christmas Mass schedule is: Christmas Eve, 8:30 p.m. with Christmas Carols to start at 8 p.m., St. Thomas, Elkland; Christmas Day, 9 a.m., St. Thomas, and New Year’s Day, 7 p.m., St. Thomas.

Weekly and daily masses are still being celebrated in St. Thomas Hall, Elkland. The heat is on in the hall. Come join us.