In our gospel this Christmas Day, John 1:1-18, we hear about the Word, who was God, became flesh. God did this by bringing Jesus into our world, who demonstrated the Word in action. This was necessary to reconcile people to God. The Word became flesh through Jesus to show the infinite love and mercy of God for us.
The joy we celebrate this Christmas day is not just for today. When the Word makes a home in us, it is an eternal joy that cannot be taken away from us, no matter what trials we are facing. There are many people in our world today who are struggling physically, emotionally and spiritually. In these times of Covid, many are suffering with issues such as finances, sickness and isolation in their families, and even have lost loved ones during these difficult times.
In my observation, the people who have these trials and live in sadness and fear, are people with little or no faith. The people that endure these same trials, but still have joy, are people that have a faith in Jesus. This gives them an invincible joy that no pain or sorrow can diminish.
At Christmas, we ask our loved ones what they want. Do we ever ask Jesus what he really wants? What Jesus really wants for Christmas is for us to let him make a home in our hearts.
De Colores, Deacon Kevin
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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.