Fr. Geary’s Letter, 11-22-2020

Dear Parishioners of St. James:

Praised be Jesus Christ!

As we celebrate Thanksgiving this year, I want to especially thank God for all of you. It is a joy to serve you as your priest. You have heroically continued to practice your faith during the pandemic. You keep us priests busy (thankfully) by coming to Confession regularly proving that you take the pursuit of holiness seriously. You pray the Rosary, adore Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament, support the parish financially, contribute to our outreach to the poor, teach the Catholic Faith to our young people and support each other in joy and grief. St. James is truly a great parish!

Thank you for your support and understanding. Thank you for your encouragement. Thank you for your prayers. Thank you for bringing Jesus to others in your families, workplaces, and neighborhood. Thank you for the love you show each other as a parish family.

May the Lord bless you abundantly. May His grace in you abound unto eternal life. May you sing His praises unendingly in Heaven where with the Saints and angels there will be joy and thanksgiving for ever and ever.

God bless you,

Fr. Geary

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Saint James Catholic Church, Belvidere, IL