Greetings from River City. In the flames of our cities, we have seen the surrender of reason and individuality, to unreasoning mobs rushing willfully, gleefully in through the gates of hell. Make no mistake, there are no heroes there. Please pray for them, that their hearts, minds, and souls will be healed.
A message from Michele Basch: “To all of the Wherehouse’s friends and customers: Due to COVID infections among our staff we will be closed through Thanksgiving and reopen Dec. 1. Our primary goal is to keep our customers and staff safe. If you were at The Wherehouse between November 12 and 21 and have any flu-like symptoms GET TESTED. Yes, we are vaccinated and careful, but Delta is fierce. Be Careful, be Safe and above all else, stay Healthy and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!”
Mount Saint Mary College is offering an Open House for all interested students on Sunday, December 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can register, or for more information go to www.msmc.edu/OpenHouse. Please note that all on-campus visitors must wear face coverings while inside college buildings and residence halls.
Happy belated birthday greetings to Ann Wagner Kuzmik who celebrated her candles and cake day on Nov. 19. I hope your day was filled with many happy returns and that is ushers in a wonderful, blessed year ahead, Ann!
The City of Newburgh is pleased to announce its highly anticipated socially distant Holiday parade. The parade takes place on Saturday, Dec. 4, starting at 12 p.m. The parade officially begins at the DPW garage and makes its way to South Street, Broadway, Dubois, and travels throughout the East End. Department vehicles and floats from Fire, Police, DPW, and the Water Department will transport Santa and his friends through various neighborhoods to spread cheer and joy this Holiday season.
“This year, Delano Hitch Park and the Newburgh Armory Unity Center along South William Street have been designated as viewing areas so that those who are not on the parade route can observe the parade. We ask everyone to practice COVID-19 safety precautions while enjoying the parade.
Emma Lazarus (1849–1887) on The Feast of Light: “Now is their mourning into dancing turned, Their sackcloth doffed for garments of delight, Week-long the festive torches shall be burned, Music and revelry wed day with night.” Kindle the taper like the steadfast star, Ablaze on evening’s forehead o’er the earth. And add each night a lustre till afar, An eightfold splendor shine above thy hearth... “Still, ours the dance, the feast, the glorious Psalm, The mystic lights of emblem, and the Word.”
I pray that love and light fill your home and heart at Hanukkah and bring a new year of peace and harmony to all. Happy Hanukkah to you, each one!
As always, I close with my prayers for God’s blessings on your heads, my dears.