Greetings Of The Season, Happy Hanukkah

I took my parents to Christmas Day mass this morning.  The church was not as full or as festive as I remember it as a child. It’s the church I attended as child and as a young adult.  I was baptized there, made my First Communion, was Confirmed, and was married there.  I have also attended many other weddings and more funerals than I care to recall in that church. Our family has a designated pew, an engraved brass plate affixed to the end with our name.