I want to take this opportunity to wish each and everyone of you a very blessed and safe New Year. At this time I have some encouraging news for the new year that we will be able to resume inside Council meetings again thanks to Fr Dan at Saint John Neumann. Pandemic guidelines will be in place. I will set up our first council meeting for the second week of February. In the meantime I want to relay the following message that Dave Edger writes the weekly parish bulletin for those who do not open the bulletin online.
We Celebrate Life!
Sunday, January 3rd is the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord. The dictionary defines
“epiphany” as: “a sudden manifestation or perception of the essential nature or meaning
of something”. The Feast of the Epiphany celebrates the manifestation of Jesus to the Magi. This manifestation leads to their sudden and profound understanding of Jesus as the new King of the Jews, the Messiah, Son of God and Savior of the world.
Today, our nation is in great need of a new Epiphany. We need to find our way back to the profound understanding that our salvation will come only from God; not from government; not from the internet; not from our own efforts.
With all the turmoil in the world today, it is easy to become distracted and anxious. We need to stay focused, as the Magi did, on finding Jesus, the one true promise of salvation. This Jesus, the baby in the manger, will deliver us from the evils which plague our nation if we seek Him and find Him in our hearts.
Pray that our nation will experience an epiphany of faith in Jesus Christ, Son of God and Savior of the world.