December 2000, Volume 6, Issue 5   
Rev. Mark Connolly
Thought for the Month
Born in Bethlehem
Santas Bonus
Rev. Raymond K. Petrucci
Yes Virginia there is a Santa Clause
Francis P. Church
Our Lady's Juggler
Rev. Mark Connolly
Saint of the Month
A Carol for Children
One Solitary Life
Catholic Corner
New Years Prayer
Thought for the Month

A Friends Greeting

Id like to be the sort of friend that you have been to me;
Id like to be the help that youve been always glad to be;
Id like to mean as much to you each minute of the day
As you have meant, old friend of mine, to me along the way.

Id like to do the big things and the splendid things for you,
To brush the gray from out your skies and leave them only blue;
Id like to say the kindly things that I so oft have heard,
And feel that I could rouse your soul the way that mine youve stirred.

Id like to give you back the joy that you have given me,
Yet that were wishing you a need I hope will never be;
Id like to make you feel as rich as I, who travel on
Undaunted in the darkest hours with you to lean upon.

Im wishing at this Christmas time that I could but repay
A portion of the gladness that youve strewn along my way;
And could I have one wish this year, this only would it be;
Id like to be the sort of friend that you have been to me.

By Edgar A. Guest

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