As the gift-giving season is winding down and thank-you season is winding up, I want to say a huge “Thank You!” to all those people who so generously sent me Christmas cards, cookies and candy, and other presents, ranging from cash and gift cards to goodies from my wishlist. I don’t have addresses for everyone, but I will send written thank-you notes as soon as I can to as many people as I can.
I am thankful above all to God for giving me such great family, friends, and parishioners (past and present). The gifts are great, but more important is the love, generosity, and appreciation they reveal. I will remember you all in a Mass of thanksgiving early in the new year.
Merry Christmas (it’s not over yet!) and Happy New Year!