Kitzi Hendricks, who is being commissioned today as part of our 27th class of lay missioners, shares her prayer for Christmas:

“I pray for understanding in our world – a world that is so noticeably divided by individualism and personal gain. I pray that there may be conversion of hearts this holiday season in that we appreciate and love one another as human beings rather than competitors.”

Today at the 11:15 a.m. Mass, Kitzi and fellow missioner Michael Redell will stand before the congregation of Our Lady Queen of Peace and affirm their intentions as missioners. They will receive their Tau crosses and blessing from the community.

In January the two will leave for Bolivia, where they look forward to using music as a way to be present with the poor.