As we gather to celebrate the wonderful feast of the birth of Jesus Christ we warmly welcome all who have come today to celebrate together. We welcome the stranger, the traveler and guest. We welcome our students home from university and college for a good winter’s rest. We welcome parishioners who moved away but join us today as old friends and guests. We welcome all who have not been active of late in their Catholic faith and hope they will find new hope and inspiration this Christmas to come back again and again. We welcome our faithful parishioners, loyal and true, may the Lord bless you for all that you do. Welcome to all!
May our gathering this day gladden our hearts and deepen our bonds. We are, after all, one people of God redeemed by the Light. May we walk by the Light and love by the Light together in faith and love.
On behalf of Bishop Ustrzycki, Father James McSharry and Father Gerald Mulhall I extend to all of you our prayers for you and wish God’s many blessings and love to each member of our parish family.