Merry Christmas! It is a pleasure to be writing this calendar letter basking in the grace of the Feast of the Incarnation of Jesus. On December 25, the Church focuses especially on the newborn Child, God become human, who embodies for us all the hope and peace we seek. Some scholars insist that from the beginning of creation God intended to enter the world as one of us. Praise God! I hope that you enjoy the blessings of this time throughout the Christmas Season!
The following are some highlights of the month of January:
Jan 7: Confessions will be heard at St. Joseph at 3:30pm.
Jan 10: First Reconciliation will be celebrated for the children from St. Joseph and Immaculate Heart of Mary. Confirmation Candidates from both parishes are also invited to attend with their families.
As we eagerly await the coming of the new year, please continue to pray for those who are suffering in various ways. There are many who are grieving the loss of loved ones. Many people are facing social problems and the issues that come with isolation and separation from close contact with family and friends. Even through this difficult time, God is with us! God who has taken on our human frailty in the birth of Jesus knows our pains and sorrows. We are the people of salvation and good news!
In the upcoming year I trust that you will continue to offer helpful suggestions to address important concerns for our parishes. Please continue your good works of caring for each other and proclaiming the Good News through the quality of your lives together.
Praying that God blesses you with all good things, I remain,