We are about to end another year. With regards to 2020, some would say good riddance. For many of us 2020 was really hard. We faced a worldwide pandemic, our churches were closed, we had racial unrest, loss of jobs and economic instability. You may have faced much uncertainty in your family as well. So what can you do ?
When circumstance loom large, contemplating the beginning can help give you a different perspective. It can convince you that God’s intention hasn’t changed, and you are still a beloved son or daughter. This is where reflecting on the whole meaning of Christmas can help. Jesus is God and existed in perfect harmony of the Trinity. Yet God loved us so much he allowed him to enter into our humanity to lead us to salvation. He made you for that eternity, and he’s calling you to have a share in it.
So this week is a time of endings. But it is also a time of beginnings. As you say good bye to 2020 and anticipate the start of 2021, take some time to reflect on God’s incredible love. No matter what difficulties you face, look for God’s light to dispel any darkness in your heart. Let Jesus give you hope for the new year ahead !
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.