BY James Farrell | November 15 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS     print icon print

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Mossend man’s plan to stick to the real meaning of Christmas

A Mossend parishioner is calling on Catholics to ‘keep Christ in Christmas’ this advent as he prepares to distribute Christmas-themed stickers for postage.

George McAleenan, a parishioner of Holy Family Church, has announced that he will be providing the stickers to those who wish to evangelise during the upcoming Advent and Christmas period.

He is hopeful people will use the stickers on all their mail from now until the end of Advent.

The stickers are available upon request from Mr McAleenan, and funds raised will be used to provide Christmas presents for street children and Venezuelan child refugees living in poverty in Colombia.


True meaning

Mr McAleenan, who is the Scottish national secretary of the Catholic Men’s Society, said: “We must continue to remind not only ourselves but others of the real meaning of Christmas. There are people in our society who are trying their best to marginalise Christianity and we must halt this.

“Through our Baptism we have a responsibility to profess our Faith wherever we find ourselves.

“Using the stickers on our mail can be a simple form of evangelising and standing up for Christ in the world.

“This is an opportunity for us to do something to let people know that Christmas is much more than Christmas shopping in October. It is about Christ becoming man for our sake.”

The stickers can be obtained from Mr McAleenan at £2 per pack of 100 plus postage.

For stickers contact: or call 01698 842846 or order by post: George McAleenan, Scottish National Secretary, Catholic Men’s Society. 81 Calder Road, Mossend, Bellshill, ML4 2RH

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