From the Pastor's Pen - Welcome!
WELCOME to all who are worshipping here this Christmas! To visitors, and our dear parishioners. We are glad you are with us to pray at this astounding feast. We can only try to reflect with you on the Eternal Word become human among us, and how he has imprinted his image on us and all creation—and what work he has left us to do. It's natural that the feast brings out an urge to pray in community, so whether this community is part of your past, present, or you are just find
From the Pastor's Pen - REJOICE
This Sunday contains a flat-out call to REJOICE. In the midst of whatever our lives contain, this is the only Sunday that does this. The first Sundays of Advent centered primarily on our faith in Jesus’ return at the end of time, and our readiness as called by John the Baptist. Now with Christmas nearer, the liturgy does direct us to anticipate the joy of this great feast. This Sunday the usually severe John the Baptist announces, seemingly with excitement, that one greater t
From the Pastor's Pen - AS WE WAIT IN JOYFUL HOPE
AS WE WAIT IN JOYFUL HOPE FOR THE COMING OF OUR SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST These words that we say after the Our Father, say it all about this wonderful season. These weeks before Christmas are a mini-representation of our whole Christian life: we live in joy as we wait for the return coming of Jesus, returning “to judge the living and the dead”, yet to “come in glory with salvation for all.” Like anything else, that which we know is ahead of us guides our actions. Not passive wai