At Mass on the first Sunday of Advent, Fr. Peter announced a call and a challenge from our Archbishop of Seattle, Most Rev. Alex Brunett. You can find the letter here. But if you want the abridged version, he is asking people to pray and fast on each Wednesday of Advent for the intention of peace in the world. I brought this to my third graders, and, since they're a little young to give up a meal, we are each giving up something on Wednesdays. One boy came up to me yesterday and said, "I know what I'm giving up...TV!" Oh, to be a Catholic School teacher.