Find the Perfect Gift this Christmas
November 18, 2011
In conjunction with the beginning of Advent, which starts this Sunday, November 27, twelve thousand yard signs are being distributed and are starting to pop up across the area, encouraging people to “Find the Perfect Gift.” Additionally, television, radio and newspaper advertisements are prompting people to find the perfect gift this Christmas. The logo depicts the Christmas star leading the wise men on their journey to the infant Jesus and illustrates an easy way to remind people of the true meaning of Christmas. The “Find the Perfect Gift”/“Regalo Perfecto” initiative is an invitation to get to know Christ better.
In talking about the true meaning of Christmas, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, said, “Jesus showed us the greatness of His love. This is what Christmas is all about. Simply experiencing all over again what Jesus came to give us and how we make that gift to us a gift to those around us.”
“Christmas, or ‘Christ’s Mass,’ is the time in which the Christian community shares the greatest love story in the world: the story of God’s love for His people,” said Dr. Susan Timoney, Assistant Secretary of Pastoral Ministry and Social Concern. “God desires our love so much that he chose to become one of us, to be human in the form of a vulnerable, dependent infant named Jesus.”
Timoney explained Christmas is an invitation to a relationship with Jesus and to joining a community that comes together to pray, learn, celebrate and serve. At the websites for Find the Perfect Gift and Regalo Perfecto, there is a link to a list of events around the archdiocese that are open to anyone wanting to celebrate the season with sacred music, prayer and service. Additionally, there are links to Catholic parishes and their respective Mass times.
The Archdiocese of Washington is home to over 600,000 Catholics, 140 parishes and 98 Catholic schools, located in Washington, DC and five Maryland counties: Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s.
Office of Communications