Merry Christmas! The days of Advent are at a close, and now we join with believers everywhere to celebrate the birth of our Savior. We gather to rejoice on the Feast of the Nativity. We celebrate the Holy Family. Our joy spills over through the Epiphany of the Lord. While the season can be stressful, it is my hope and prayer that this season will mark the beginning of a New Year of grace for you! The Christmas gift, Resisting Happiness by Matthew Kelly, distributed at our Christmas Masses, could be a great help to a year of grace. Simple and straightforward, it is filled with time tested ways to deepen our spiritual life, no matter what our starting point. May it be for you the blessing we pray it will be, as you discover how to conquer resistance to God’s grace, and grow ever more responsive to the blessings God wills for you!

Saturday, December 23, 2017