Praise the Lord! This update is quite late (seeing as how the Christmas season concluded yesterday). Our Advent Kickoff and Caroling in the Park was a success! On December 2, the Holy Ghost Parish music ministry and guests partnered with our SPSE team to celebrate the joyful anticipation of Christmas in our local Irvine Park. While the choristers sang, SPSE handed out hot chocolate, candy canes, and Advent devotionals to interested park-goers. Some stopped to discuss difficulties in their lives and to fill out prayer requests. All in all, the outing was a lovely collaboration and a beautiful sign of the joy of the Gospel in our community. Something to build on! In fact, members of the Holy Ghost music ministry carried the momentum forward and went caroling at the Chippewa Manor (local nursing home and senior apartments) during the Christmas season, as well. Faith, hope, and love are contagious.