Keeping Christmas in our Lives

Dear Parishioners,
On December 25, we celebrated Christmas, the birth of our Savior. Since then, it has been the Christmas season in the church, continuing the celebration of Jesus' coming into the world.

The first Sunday after Christmas was the Feast of the Holy Family. On that day, we celebrated the family that was formed on Christmas; Saint Joseph, the Blessed Virgin Mary and Jesus our Savior.

The second Sunday after Christmas was the Epiphany. We celebrated the Three Wise Men who were led to the new born Jesus by following a star. When they arrived, the Wise Men presented Jesus with the gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

Today the Christmas season ends with Jesus, now an adult, being baptized in the Jordan River by John the Baptist. Jesus would then begin his public ministry, teaching about the Kingdom of God.

The Christmas season is a beautiful time in the church, remembering Jesus' birth and the events that followed. Although the season has ended, Jesus is always present. Let's continue to make Jesus visible.

Christmas is a time when family and friends come together. We think especially about those who are less fortunate and we make a point of giving God time in our lives. If we continue to do this, we will make Jesus visible not only at Christmas, but every day.

Sincerely in Christ,

Father Dominick