Christmas 2017

Christmas has come around again, quickly, and we have to look at what is central to this feast and try to keep our balance in the midst of all that is taking place around us. We have to get close to the basics of the season and stay there rather than be pushed and tugged by the forces of commerce, consumerism and mass communication. So we again look at the scriptures and the truths of our faith.

St. John puts it in a nutshell:  

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (Jn.1:14)

This one line sums up the mystery of Christmas. God’s eternal word came into the world as a vulnerable baby, taking on our flesh and blood to live a life like any one of us. He identified with us and humbled himself to show us how to live in the world so that we might become like him and share in his life.

“Because of Christ’s humanity, every human face takes on the contours of God’s beloved child” (K. Coffey)

Which is why we care for all people and see Christ’s face in them. This is especially true, for us, in our community of people from all over the world. May this Christmas open our eyes and hearts to each other, to all of our brothers and sisters in the parish, to those who come here to Church, no longer, and to all people of good will.

If you have any questions regarding large end of the year donations, please contact our Business Manager, Victor Espinoza at 408-223-1770 x302. Before December 20.

May you and your loved ones have a peaceful and joyful Christmas.

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Gene