We all are aware that Christmas is the season of gift giving. The Newman Center has been blessed by our permanent community the past few years with Christmas donations that is equivalent to having a 53rd week in our calendar for gift giving. But this year, Christmas falls on a Sunday. Research of a Sunday Christmas donation is not very encouraging. I believe that our permanent community, now made aware of this fact will be encouraged to continue funding campus ministry and all our other ministries by using the special Christmas envelopes available on the tables upon exiting the building or by making a special onetime Christmas donation online at the Newman Center website: newman.buffalo.edu. May God continue to bless you and yours through this very special time of the year. Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year.