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Feast of the Holy Family-Sunday, December 27, 2015

Happy Sunday!

Merry Christmas to visitors!

Today we  are in the third day of the Christmas Season!  The church has moved us from the waiting to 'delivery' of the Christ child and now we celebrate awaiting his second coming.  In the Holy Land visiting the holy sites of Christ's birth and life changed Christmas this season.  There was no frantic shopping but more prayer recalling the miles Joseph trod with Mary, heavy with child.  In today's homily the priest noted that when a woman married she was under the protection and benevolence of her husband and not Romans.  Living 'for another' is such a purpose filled life.  A priest lives for the thousands of souls he fathers.  A couple live to flourish in the unconditional love of one another.  Some in active service live for God and country helping us to thank them for their sacrifice.  Often a loved one may ask if you had 'one call' to make who would you call?  There are many threats to family life and life in general.  Mary and Joseph chose the better half who was their other part.  Somewhere today there is a small child without a family whose parents may have chosen to preserve life and seek adoption.  May couples able, be united to these lights of hope.  We plead The Lord to instill in our hearts undivided love in our hearts for our other half, for every child, for families and for God.  In this Octave of Christmas we celebrate the loveliness of the manger for in it we see beyond material trappings that a lasting love comes forth from the heart blazing in passion for Christ our King and in a believing community.  We share this love with all those we will serve in the decades to come pouring forth onto them the love burning in the hearth of our holy union.  All darkness is dispelled for he has given us the new sight of hope, the food of faith and the horizens of Eternal glory!  Come let us adore him and his parents who entered into covenant and fruitfulness.

Will you celebrate and pray for family life, vocations and reconciliation?


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10.08 | 02:45

I do appreciate your way of evangelization in this year of Faith. On the day of Lord, let us do those that foster our relation with him: mass, scripture reading

08.08 | 13:04

Studying in Jerusalem several years ago, I was very moved by the power the Sabbath has to reclaim and rejuvenate lives of believers, a time for complete rest.

30.04 | 22:05

Sunday is the day of the Lord. Let us come to Him as a family specially on this day to celebrate him and share the joy with others present in the church

29.04 | 13:30

Sunday is the most precious day of the week, time for reflection, Mass, family, and often religious studies, reflection, writing and ministry.

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