From the Pastor's Desk

December 2011

Dec 20


Christmas 2011 Dear Friends, “Today a light will shine upon us, for the Lord is born for us; and he will be called Wondrous God, Prince of Peace, and Father of future ages: and his reign will be without end.”  (Is. 9:1, 5 and Lk. 1:33)   With these words the Sacred Liturgy announces the birth of our Lord Jesus...
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Dec 12

St. Lucy

In the Roman Canon (Eucharistic Prayer I) from the Missal the name of St. Lucy, one of the early women martyrs is evoked.   The legend and tradition of this heroic woman is told as part of the patrimony of Christian hagiography.   Lucy was born in Syracuse (Sicily) in the year 283 to a Roman father and Greek...
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Dec 5

Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

On Wednesday, December 8 the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception (the patronal feast of the United States of America) which in the U.S. is a Holy Day of Obligation.   This joyous feast day commemorates an important Marian dogma of the Church.    The Church teaches that from the first moment of...
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