Pastor’s Message: December 25, 2020

Dear Parishioners,
Christmas Blessings to all. The Light of Christ has come into the world
In this most difficult year, let the Light of Christ be our light, let the joy and the hope of the Christmas message give us the courage and strength to believe that things can get better and will get better.
Over the last year, we have found new ways of being Church. We followed CDC guidelines inside our church so we could come together for worship. For those who could not attend in person we live streamed all of our Masses so we still could stay connected.
Thank you to our ministries who have worked hard; the COVID- 19 virus was not going to stop them. Our Knights of Columbus Council 3688, Social Concerns Ministry, Youth Ministry, Religious Education Families, came up with creative ways to continue to serve not only those in need but also to continue to create community. We held drive through events from the Mother’s Day blessings, Summer Food Drive, Blessing of the Animals, to a Halloween Lane, all following CDC guidelines.
Our Parish Council, Finance Council, Knights of Columbus, Bereavement Group, Book Group and Walking With Purpose held Zoom meetings. Our Knitters made shawls at home.
Our Lenten Alms Giving, Thanksgiving Gifts of Plenty, Advent Angels Christmas gifts, our student service project toy collection and care packages for our veterans, the implementation of virtual and in person religious ed. classes, and even our outdoor Advent celebration all looked different, but we came together to continue to model Christian love and service.
Thank you for your financial gifts and continued weekly offerings in these financially troubled times; they show the generosity of a loving church.
On behalf of all our parish staff, Deacon Bill, and myself have a blessed and peace-filled Christmas and a healthy and holy New Year! I do not know what will be in store for us in 2021, but I trust that God will provide.
God Bless,
Fr. Cyrus