View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Go ahead: Say "Merry Christmas!"

Every year we hear about the Grinches who try to undermine Christmas - from fighting displays to even curbing the right to wish people "Merry Christmas."

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas in one parish in the Diocese of Rochester is taking action when it comes to the greeting.

The CDA court at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Brockport is selling green buttons that read, "It's OK to say Merry Christmas to me!"

They've ordered a thousand of the buttons, and they are reportedly selling well this year.

Not only are the buttons intended to help keep the Christmas spirit alive, but they also draw attention to the CDA. It's a worthy social and service organization started by Knights of Columbus members back in 1903.

The Brockport group got the idea from a CDA court in Sparkill, N.Y. (Court John Paul II).

You can call the the Brockport CDA at 585-637-6325 to get information about the buttons. Maybe other groups and courts could do the same. What a positive way to buck the trend.

It would be great if they all sold out, and we heard "Merry Christmas!" at area stores.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not change the whole thing and really make people think? "Have a MARY Christmas"

12:26 PM  
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