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Around the Diocese 11.27.14

St. Mark Church to host Christmas Festival

JAMESTOWN — Begin the Christmas season at the St. Mark Church Christmas Festival to be held on Saturday, December 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 60 Narragansett Ave. There will be a great selection of items available for purchase at the jewelry, hand knit, craft and gifts tables as well as religious articles and children’s puzzles, toys and games. Fresh green arrangements can purchased for holiday decorating. Raffle prizes include cash prizes, a Samsung tablet and a Mount Snow vacation week. A variety of homemade pies, cakes and breads will be available at the bake table. Enjoy live Irish music while you shop. The Taste and See Cafe will offer coffee, muffins and homemade luncheon dishes. For more information, call 423-1421.

Advent invites us to be spiritually …
It’s a shame that our secular culture skips Advent and jumps right into Christmas. Christmas music has been playing on some radio stations since the beginning of November and stores are decorated for the season. But there is a reason why our churches are not yet decorated for Christmas, for Advent is a season of waiting, of hope and of joyful anticipation for both the celebration of Jesus’ birth as well as his Second Coming.
The Gift of Heat
Last week’s jaw-dropping snow totals from the storms in Western New York are a stark reminder that winter is upon us, even if it’s not yet December 21. The polar vortex that recently swept the nation drastically dropped temperatures well below freezing in some parts of the country.
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