When John the Baptist was circumcised according to the Jewish Rite, he was given the name chosen beforehand by God. The relatives all questioned that name, but Zachariah knew that name was chosen by God. By trusting in God’s will Zachariah’s tongue was freed and he was able to speak again. Remember he lost his ability to speak by not believing God when told he would have a son.
With only two days left until Christmas, what are the ways we fail to trust in God’s plan for our lives ? Don’t be too hard on yourself however. Remember Peter denied Jesus three times before the cock crowed. Thomas doubted the apostles had seen Jesus without touching the nail marks in his hand. We all fail to trust in God’s plan for our lives, because God’s ways are so different from our ways
So this Christmas, even though things will probably be a lot different than we planned, thanks to the Covid pandemic, let us once again place our trust in him and in the coming of his Son, whose birth we celebrate. Let us accept his will in our lives and trust as Zachariah trusted in him.
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.