Pastor's Message - Christmas Masses
Dec 7, 2017
December 14, 2017
I know there is much to be done to prepare for Christmas. It is a hectic time with shopping for special gifts for family and friends and baked foods to prepare with the greatest of care. Most especially your homes and hearts are prepared for Sons and Daughters and Grandchildren who will visit to celebrate the Christmastime with many of you.
Here at your Parish Church of Saint Francis of Assisi, we have been preparing as well. With the help of generous Volunteers, preparations are underway for the Nativity Manger, the outside lights, and the Choir has been rehearsing for Christmas Masses; and your Parish Priest has been preparing to preach.
As you probably know, the very first Manger Scene with animals and crib was originated by Saint Francis of Assisi our Parish Patron. Saint Francis wrote,
“Christmas is his favorite feast - the one I wish would never end”.
Yes, it is the “most wonderful time of the year” when every person is called to have a heart filled with generosity and peace.
Dear Parishioners, let us be careful not to let ourselves get so caught up in busyness, that we forget the true meaning of Christmas which is the birth of Our Savior, Jesus Christ. We are to pray that Our Lord and Savior is re-born in our hearts.
Take the time for Mass to thank God for the gift that God has given us the first Christmas Eve. Our Christmas Masses are scheduled for 4:00pm; and 8:00pm on Christmas Eve and 8:00am and 10:00am on Christmas Morning.
Sincerely in the Lord,
Father Richard R. York, your Pastor