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We Need A Messiah!
My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, I’d like to greet you today by first wishing each one of you and your families a real MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Yes, the year 2020 will go down in history as a year we would rather live without. The Pandemic Year! If I were to choose a color to paint it with, it will be all dark black. It would have the face of an angry black mother bear. It was a year of pain and suffering, filled with anxieties, frustrations, fear, loneliness, grief, tragedies, helplessness and utter chaos. The political situation in our country did not help at all, it just seemed to make things worse. The lockdown led to our being imprisoned in our own homes, schools were closed, travel plans had to be canceled and we were not able to celebrate Holy Week and Easter together. Churches were closed, services were allowed but with limited capacity. We needed a Messiah! Yes, we do need a Savior for the Year 2020!
Out of this doom and gloom, the Prophet Isaiah proclaims: “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom a light has shone.” Our Messiah, our Savior is here! He comes to us not with thunder and lightning like the gods of ancient times. He comes to us not riding on a horse like a warrior king or flying from outer space like superman. He comes to us as a baby inside the womb of a peasant girl called Mary. And his name is Jesus- Emmanuel – God-With-Us!
Yes, Jesus is our Messiah! Let us welcome Jesus to be the LIGHT that shines in the darkness of our world. Let us welcome Jesus into our pain and suffering, grief and tragedies and allow him to be our PRINCE OF PEACE. Let us welcome Jesus into our frustrations and fears, anxieties and loneliness and let him be our FRIEND and the source of our JOY. In this Year of the Pandemic 2020, let us welcome Jesus as the HEALER of all diseases and viruses. To all our loved ones who were laid to rest this year, may they enjoy forever the LOVE of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. And during this Christmas season, let us all sing together with the angels: “Gloria in Excelsis Deo!”
My dear friends, each year I always want to give you a Christmas gift in the form of a spiritual reading book to help you in your journey of faith for the New Year. This year I’m gifting you with The Search by Chris Stefanick. Since everything has gone virtual, you can watch the video series by simply going to our parish website. For families, I encourage you to watch together one episode at a time and share with one another. Hope you’ll enjoy the series.
Wishing you a Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year! I love you all!
Sometimes we get so caught up in the depth of our faith that we forget what it was like to first wrestle with the big questions – Who am I? What am I searching for? What’s our shared story? Who is Jesus? Why do we need a Church? Is there a God? We all need to get back to the basics to make sure the foundation is strong.
We are excited to introduce The Search, a new seven part Augustine Institute Original Series with the goal of lighting that first fire in those who don’t yet know the faith or reigniting the fire in those who need a primer on the foundational questions. The Search is now on all Parish FORMED subscription at no additional charge, here in English and La Búsqueda in Spanish.
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In an effort to continue the practice of our faith in these trying times, when many parishes have closed due to restrictions due to the coronavirus, we invite you to join us online for daily Mass. ~Bishop Robert Barron
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