The Word became Flesh and dwelt among us (Jn. 1:7). Christmas celebrates God’s dwelling among us. We come face to face with this tangible reality in the Sacramental Life of the Church. It is for this reason that the priority of our priests and brothers is to make the Sacraments as available as possible to the Faithful within our parish and our city, so that all may know Christ’s saving love.
This Christmas, given the circumstances, we plan to offer an extraordinary schedule of nine public Christmas Masses at our church, beginning with Midnight Mass offered by Bishop Joseph Perry. We realize that not all can attend with such limited capacity, but we encourage our parishioners to avail themselves of the greatest gift of Our Lord truly present in the Eucharist.
I hope that during this Advent season each of our parishioners will take advantage of the opportunity to partake in the Sacrament of Confession as “every heart prepares Him room.”
At our growing parish we continue moving forward with so many projects and initiatives, including our construction project of the new restrooms and stairwell, set to be completed by the New Year. We want to make sure that these projects are not only durable and lasting for generations to come, but beautiful and dignified. Thank you for any consideration for the ongoing restoration in our church.
On behalf of all the Canons Regular, I wish you that peace that all surpasses understanding (Phil. 4:7) in spite of any external circumstances.
Very Rev. Joshua Caswell, SJC
Pastor and Superior