We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a very Happy and Healthly New Year. I am sitting in the office finishing some projects before the holidays. The Church is decorated. Tomorrow we receive our Poinsettias for the altar. The Infant Jesus has been changed into his Christmas gold vestment, and he looks beautiful. Cecilia and I are working on the Christmas Bell tree. Each bell on the tree represents names that have been submitted by Shrine members and our Parishioners for prayers. We all here in the office and gift store are excited for a few days off for Christmas. We close Friday, December 22, at 4:00 pm and open on Thursday, December 28, at 9:00 am. Then we close December 29 at 5:00 pm and open back up on Tuesday, January 2, at 9:00 am.