Each Advent Season, the Basilica of St. Paul collects Christmas gifts for needy children and elderly persons in our community. Parishioners are asked to pull a tag from the “Angel Tree” in the back of the Church and return an unwrapped gift with the tag attached within a two-week period. The Angel Tree committee distributes the gifts through local agencies to provide a joyful Christmas for those in need.
Lord God, you appointed Paul your apostle to preach the good news of salvation to the nations. May his example and prayers inspire the faithful of our parish to be more fully Alive in Christ.
Fill our hearts with the spirit of your charity so that we may please you in our thoughts, words and deeds and be witnesses to hope that does not disappoint.
May the prayers of St. Paul and all the saints be our constant encouragement so that we may walk worthily as disciples of your Son.