Dear Parishioners,

We're one week away from Christmas. We all have last-minute presents to buy, shoppers’ to-do lists, etc. This is an exciting time of year.

The greatest excitement is what we're about to celebrate...the birth of our Savior! The true celebration of Christmas is Jesus's coming into the world so we can be saved.

Today's gospel tells us about the angel coming to Joseph and telling him that Mary will give birth to our Savior. The angel tells Joseph, "He will save his people from their sins."

Mary will give birth to Jesus, who will gain for us the gift of eternal life. So, as we take care of all we have to do before Christmas, let's be sure we're preparing for Jesus, the true celebration.

Sincerely in Christ,

Father Dominick