St. Alphonsa Syro-Malabar Church : Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
At this sacred time of the year, I wish to extend you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas. On that first Christmas, we hear the angelic song: Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace on whom his favor rest. God the Father had given us the greatest gift of all – Jesus Christ. Every Christmas we celebrate this gift of love to a fallen but redeemed human race. Christmas is a day for us to thank God’s gift – His merciful love.
We must not let Christmas just be a passing day. Love one another, forgive others – Live in the spirit of Christmas each day. Reflect upon how to better treasure the gift of Christmas each day by making prayer a critical part of your day, by continuing to read Sacred Scripture and the teachings of Catholic Church, by having a stronger devotion to the Holy Eucharist and the Holy Qurbana, by regularly making a self-examination of conscience and going to the Sacrament of Confession, and doing those good works for those in need.
Lastly as your Vicar, I treasure the gift of you and the dedication, sacrifices, and hard work you have shown to make the St. Alphonsa Parish a beacon of friendships and love. Please be assured of my prayers for your intentions and a remembrance at Holy Qurbana today. May the peace, joy, and love of the Holy Family be present in your lives each day!
May you walk in the love of the Christ Child!
Love and Prayers,