John Manke is an active former Bay View resident who is involved in numerous neighborhood organizations, including the Bay View Historical Society, the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association and the Shore Shore Farmers Market. He believes Bay View has a fine tradition in its past that we do not want to lose in the future.
Froehliche Weihnachten. This German phrase means: "Have a joyful consecrated Holy Night". We many time forget what Christmas is all about. God, through the Virgin Mary, sent His Son into our world to become our Savior. The word "Christ" in Greek means "Messiah". Jesus came into our world to save us from our sins. He was crucified and died, although he had never sinned. This was done so we could seek forgiveness of our sins and be able to enter into Heaven. We must always remember that Christmas is a time to go to church as a family. We are celebrating the coming of our Savior. It is a Holy Night. We exchange gifts, but we should never forget what Christmas is all about. Merry Christmas and Froehliche Weihnachten to all of you.