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Christmas Vespers Homily (4:30PM)
Christmas Night Homily (10:00PM)
Christmas Day Homily (9:00AM)
My dear parishioners,
We are very close now to the joyous celebration of the nativity of Christ. In just a few days we will renew the unique joy of knowing that God was made man for us. As we get ready for the great solemnity, the Church leads us to our Mother Mary. In her example of going to serve Elizabeth we find an encouragement to go “in haste” to the heights, as she did, and go beyond our normal and mundane worries, to the heights of God’s love, who becomes low and little to show us his love.
In Mary, we find not only an example, but also comfort and intercession. She prays for us that we will grow in our own expectation of the coming of her Son. She prays for us, that we will have an open heart to welcome the Child Jesus with humility and love. I pray that all of us, our families and friends, will have a merry Christmas. Not so much because, at least for some hours we might forget our problems and sufferings, but rather because we will remember that God became one of us to transform everything into a path towards authentic joy. This is the lesson of Christmas. This is our gift: for us God became man.
Happy and blessed Christmas!