Today will be busy and filled with the grace of God for each of us celebrating the 4th Sunday of Advent AND Christmas! We will be flooded with the abundance of the light and life of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior!
If you are reading this in the bulletin, you have picked it up after Mass on Saturday evening or Sunday morning! Thank you for being here and witnessing to the importance of Sunday Mass for your family and your friends! I’ll see you this evening or tomorrow morning!
This evening, we will begin Christmas Masses at 5:00 PM on December 24, Sunday evening. We will have two Masses offered at that time and the two Masses offered at 8:00 PM. At each time, one mass will be celebrated in the Church and the another Mass will be celebrated in the Gym/Parish Center simultaneously.
You could also go to Mass Sunday morning and then attend Mass on Christmas Day, Monday, December 25 at 10:00 AM (one of the most beautiful Masses of the year in my opinion!).
Celebrating the mystery and magnificence of the Incarnation (God becoming man for our salvation and fullness of life) this day fills us with joy, peace, and thanksgiving! What a gift we have received from Almighty God! He has become man so that we can participate in His Divine Love and Life now on this earth and in our ultimate and true homeland of heaven.
On behalf of the clergy, staff, and our whole St. James team, I wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a blessed end to this year! Merry Christmas!
May the joy and peace of Jesus reign in your hearts this Christmas season!
~ Fr. Daniel Firmin