Shannon Law Group_ Dec. 2017

312-578-9501 | www.shannonlawgroup.com DECEMBER 2017

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” WE BELONG TO EACH OTHER We belong to each other. This essential wisdom has been hammered into me since I was a child. From my parents to my older sisters and brothers, Sister Philomena to Father Ecker, Fr. Himes to Charlie Rice, this theme has been reiterated. I am my brother’s keeper. The people I admire most in this world not only understand this, but live it every day. For the selfish purpose of wanting to be with the people I admire most (you) every year, we have a Christmas party, and we hold it in an Irish pub for good measure. Every year, when we plan our Christmas party, I pray for a few things. I pray that people we know from all different walks of life will come together, get to know each other, and will, in turn, help one another through life. We want all of our family, friends, and their kids to be involved in the vocations they desire. I will ask all of my friends to meet with folks who are looking for work or a new situation. Our community is one where we help one another. We belong to each other. I fully recognize that our family has been given an incredible number of blessings. Each and every one of these is a gift from God. I believe that fact with all my heart, all my soul, and all my mind. Michelle, our children, my family, our extended family, our friends — all of you are a gift. At the beginning of the Christmas season, we host a party for all of you to celebrate Christmas as our guests. We have a lot of fun, and we raise a lot of money for a few of our community’s most effective and meaningful charities. –St. Teresa of Calcutta

and seeking and serving the distressed. We are truly blessed to be in the company of the St. Vincent de Paul folks at St. Joan of Arc Church. The folks at St. Vinnies are the last stop for a lot of our friends who need a hand up when a sudden illness hits a family, or for single mothers who have been left alone to fend for themselves. Please help us support St. Vinnies. They are a 501(c)(3) entity. Please make checks payable to St. Vincent de Paul. We are also proud to beg for donations for St. Joan of Arc’s Adopt a Student Fund . SJA has been a game changer for our family and for our law firm. Everyone who currently works at our law firm either went to SJA or had a child educated there. This school builds character in young people for a lifetime and instills the fact that we belong to each other. This fund provides an education for children who desperately want a Catholic education but who have a family who cannot afford it. SJA is a 501(c)(3) entity. Please make checks payable to St. Joan of Arc Catholic School and mark on the check that is for the Adopt a Student program. On behalf of all of our family and all of us at our firm, we wish you a great Christmas season. We thank you for the gift of your friendship.

– Joe Shannon

St. Vincent de Paul provides “silent” works of charity by discretely aiding needy families, visiting homes and hospitals,

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