This week the universal Church, and especially the Church in Philadelphia has lost a media apostle, John Cardinal Foley. Cardinal Foley spent the major part of his life serving the Church and the people of God as a journalist, television commentator, and head of communications for the Vatican. May Cardinal Foley rest in peace and intercede for all of us as we evangelize with today's media. His authentic Christianity, his ready smile and good humor, and his expertise in media evangelization modeled a way for us to follow. Please visit the Philadelphia Archdiocesan website for more information on Cardinal John Patrick Foley. http://archphila.org/press%20releases/pr001880.htm
Saturday, December 17, we'll be at St. Richard's School hall in South Philadelphia from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM. It is our 2nd annual Birthday Party for Baby Jesus at St. Richard's located at 18th and Pollack. With a lovely backdrop, costumes and the centerpiece of it all--Baby Jesus--children and their families may take their pictures with "Baby Jesus." For some families the Baby Jesus Party has become part of their yearly Christmas/Advent celebrations. Of course, there will be a display available of Pauline Books and Media for Christmas gift giving.
On Saturday afternoon, and on Sunday, December 18, we will be at St. Martin of Tours Parish on Roosevelt Boulevard. We will have a book and media display at all the Masses with books and materials in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
On Tuesday December 20, from 10:00 until 2:00, we will bring a book and media display to the auditorium space at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center at 222 N. 17th Street.
We look forward to seeing you at any of these locations.