The virtue of joy poured out from this past Sunday’s liturgical readings as the fourth week of Advent inches closer to the great celebration of Jesus’ birth on Christmas. As you light all four candles on your Advent wreath, or admire the twinkling lights of others’ wreaths, we wish you and your loved ones blessed moments kissed by grace. St. Thomas Aquinas believed that joy is brought about in two ways - by being with someone you love, and by the well-being of someone you love. And that’s our hope for you. The holiday season can be joyful. It can also be subdued as people grieve the loss of loved ones, or pray for improved health of friends, family and co-workers who’re suffering. We’re grateful for the generosity of our donors, both past and present. And we’re fortunate to help people reach their charitable giving goals using tools that are simple and easy to use. We’re here to assist you, and if you’re interested in learning more about how The Catholic Foundation can help you with your personal charitable giving plans, please reach us at 972-661-9792, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us online at www.catholicfoundation.com.