Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Pledge

I Promise…

. To make my Christmas a holy day with Christ-----not a holiday without Him. 
2. To observe Christmas as the birthday of Christ-----not just to give and receive material gifts. 
3. To remember that the real symbols of Christmas are the Star, the Stable and the Crib-----not Santa Claus and his reindeer. 
4. To teach my children that "Santa Claus" is the nickname of St. Nicholas
-----who gave to the poor in honor of Christ. 
5. To help one poor family
-----in honor of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, the Holy Family of Bethlehem.
6. To send Christmas cards mindful of Him, the Infant Savior
-----not decorated only with candy canes, ribbons and wreaths. 
7. To make room in my home for Him
-----with a Christmas Crib to remind me that He was born in a stable. 
8. During the Christmas season, in a special way, to honor Mary, His mother
-----who kept the first Christmas vigil beside the manger. 
9. To begin Christmas by leading my family to His altar
-----to receive the Bread of Life. 
10. Today and every day, to give "Glory to God in the highest"
-----to work and pray for “peace on earth to men of good will”.

Nihil Obstat: Joseph A. M. Quigley, Censor Librorum 
Imprimatur, + John J Krol, D.D., J.C.D., Archbishop of Philadelphia, March, 1964

Thank you, Julie for this! 

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