Merry Christmas, from Fr. Ritche
Christmas is not just about celebrating the Incarnation, it is also a season to give thanks for the great love of the Father for all of us. We thank God for sending His Son to be one with us, to live among us. The Holy Child born in Bethlehem is also the one who died on the hill of Calvary and was raised from the dead on the third day for the salvation of all. Christmas gave way to all of us to begin experiencing the Father’s unconditional love.
The Christmas celebration would not have been successful without the help of so many volunteers. In fact, since we started our Pilgrim Masses, many of you have stepped up to the plate to make sure the different liturgical ministries are covered, the worship space is set up and sanitized, the vessels are cleaned, tables and chairs are stored, the environment and decorations are well done, and there are many more.
In the spirit of gratitude, I’d like to thank all of the many volunteers who made it possible for us to celebrate Christmas despite the difficult reality we are experiencing. To those who made our Parish Advent Mission series possible, those involved in our first Christmas car parade, those involved in decorating the inside and the outside of our church, those who ministered at the Masses, those who put up the tents – Thank You!
As we approach the New Year, I pray with you and for you. We ask for God’s blessings as we continue to journey together. We pray for a safe, healthy, and prosperous 2021! May the Mother of God, Health of the Sick, and Queen of Peace, intercede for us and shield us with the mantle of her motherly love.
On behalf of Fr. Edgar and the Parish Staff, Mr. Greg Vohs and the school staff, I’d like to wish you once again a Blessed Christmas and a Happy and Peaceful New Year!