Fr. Chris Bulletin Letters

Jan. 17, 2021: Father Chris is on vacation. 

Jan. 10, 2021 

Dear Friends,

Today we mark the end of the Christmas season as we celebrate the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. Jesus is baptized by John in the Jordan River as a sign of how he will humble himself on the Cross out of love for us. The Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us that “Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life…Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as children of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission.” May today be a renewal of our baptismal promise to follow Christ! Next weekend, January 16-17, please welcome Father George Knab who will be with us to celebrate Masses and tell us about the work of Unbound, a lay Catholic sponsorship ministry that helps children and the elderly in 19 developing countries. Peace and Blessings, Father Chris 

Jan. 3, 2021

Dear Friends, Happy Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord!

On this day as we continue the Christmas season, we celebrate the arrival of the Magi to Bethlehem as recorded for us in the Gospel of Luke.

The Magi remind us that Christ came for all people to teach us to live in peace as God’s children. We, too, are on a journey of faith. May we be wise men and wise women as we work to seek Christ and help to end the divisions and hatred, near and far, that plague our world.

Welcome back to our students, faculty and staff! I hope you all had a restful break as we begin to navigate the new year in search of a return to a more normal life. Let us continue to stick together and support one another these next months!

May the Star of Bethlehem be our guide! Father Chris

Christmas 2020

 

 Dear Friends, Peace be with you! Merry Christmas! Thank you for joining us for this the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord and this weekend for the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. The Christmas season beckons us to be like Mary and Joseph and the Angels, and the Shepherds and the Magi as we witness and announce the presence of Jesus to all who we encounter. I wish to thank you for your faithfulness and patience as we continue to navigate this Covid-19 Pandemic. For me it has been a challenging and sometimes sad year as I have not been able to be with many of you. Despite not having everyone present as usual it was a beautiful and prayerful Advent and I am looking forward the remainder of the Christmas season. Thank you also for the personal gifts and greetings I received. Your kindness and generosity is very much appreciated. I have faith that this spring we will spring back to life! I pray that this year, through the power and presence of the Holy Spirit, our parish community will be led to a deeper faith and trust in our Savior, Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace. Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Joyful New Year

Fr. Chris