Dear Catholic.net Friend in Christ,
The celebration of Christmas, in addition to being a religious feast, has traditionally been an occasion for families to come together, an opportunity for forgiveness and good will towards all people. Unfortunately, the materialism and consumerism that prevail in the world today have distorted the true meaning of the feast and have turned it into a mere commercial opportunity, depriving families of receiving all the graces that remembrance of the Christ Child’s birth could bring to their lives.
In light of this and all the attacks against the family today, Catholic.net -- in alliance with the Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center and several convents and religious houses -- has organized a novena for families, including a special intention at Holy Mass on the 24th of December celebrated in Jerusalem by priest friends of Catholic.net who have united with us in this initiative.
We invite you to avail yourselves of this opportunity to send a letter to the Child Jesus and express the needs of all the members of your family directly to Him. Your petitions will be placed at the feet of our Savior for the nine days before Christmas and in Holy Mass in the chapel of Notre Dame of Jerusalem on Christmas Day.
Prayers and Mass intentions are free of charge. A $10 dollars nominal donation is requested if you wish to receive a novena certificate from the Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center as a Christmas gift to your Family.
Merry Christmas on behalf of the entire Catholic.net staff and volunteers.
The Lord himself will give you this sign: the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel. -Isaiah 7:14
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