As Advent comes to an end and Christmas draws near, let us not forget the Holy Spirit. He is the one who overshadowed Mary and brought Jesus into our world. He is the one who raised Jesus from the dead. He is the one who lives in you. So pray often to the Holy Spirit and listen to his inspiration. He will guide you with that “small whispering voice”. He will help you discern how to respond and will strengthen you for whatever task God gives you. Just as he guided Mary, he will lead you closer and closer to God.
When Mary and Elizabeth greeted one another, the scriptures say they were filled with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is God’s gift to enable us to know and experience his presence and the power of his kingdom. You won’t find that gift at Target or on Amazon. The Holy Spirit is how God lives in each one of us.
Christmas then is a time for renewing our faith and hope in God and in his promises. It is a time for deepening our love for God and for our neighbor. So ask yourself, do I seek the power of the Holy Spirit this Christmas so that I may be renewed in faith, hope and love ?
DeColores, Deacon Doug
Join us in prayer!
We encourage you to join us as we recite the Holy Rosary every night at 8PM! On Wednesdays, we pray the rosary via Zoom with the rector and rectora.
Resources for those not able to attend Mass
Daily Readings in English and Spanish from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
Prayers, readings for Mass, and additional spiritual readings are available at:
“Give Us This Day” a digital file of their periodical, which includes daily Mass texts. Visit GUTD.net and select “Digital” in the upper right of the screen.