A Happy and holy Christmas to all! We are so glad that you can be with us to celebrate this wonderful feast of the Birth of Jesus Christ! May God bless you and your loved ones!
The focus of this great celebration also brings our attention on Mary the Mother of God. For two of the weekends of Advent, we have been presented with the powerful witness of John the Baptist. He boldly proclaims the presence of Jesus as the Son of God. But Mary, the mother of Jesus, knew who he was long before. Her obedience to God's invitation to become the Mother if God truly makes our celebration of Christmas possible.
As Mary was open to God's Will and became the mother of Jesus, so may we bring Christ more effectively into the world through our obedience.
A Happy, Holy and Merry Christmas!
And let us continue to pray for one another.
Fr. Robert J. Schneider
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