Pastor's Corner Dec 22 2019

And the angel said to them: Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, that shall be to all the people: For, this day, is born to you a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord, in the city of David. And this shall be a sign unto you. You shall find the infant wrapped in swaddling clothes, and laid in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly army, praising God, and saying: Glory to God in the highest; and on earth peace to men of good will. (Lk 2:10-14)

Dear Faithful,

The words above are the greatest news ever delivered. To those who are not blind to their dire need for a Savior, these words are the greatest source of joy. One of the great antiphons of Advent, O Oriens, addresses the Lord: "O Rising Sun, you are the splendor of eternal light and the sun of justice. O come and enlighten those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death." Do I sit in darkness? In the shadow of death? Then He has come to save me.

Mother Teresa said: "To offer a home to the homeless Christ, start by making your own homes places where peace, happiness and love abound, through your love for each member of your family and for your neighbors." Before we can bring peace, happiness and love to those around us, it must overflow in our own souls first. Is my soul a home for the homeless Christ, where He is loved without measure? May we make our souls places where peace, happiness and love of Christ reign.

Dear Faithful, that is the goal I wish for every single one of us. That is what I ask the Lord every at every Mass.

I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. A year filled with very practical resolutions to make the relationship with Christ the highest priority in our lives.

- Thank you to the volunteers who participated in the Parish Cleaning Day! God reward you.

- Christmas break has begun for our class on the Catechism of the Council of Trent. We will resume on Thursday, 9 January.

- Please know that you and your families are in my prayers, especially at the Altar of Our Lord.

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