Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God

Dear Parishioners,

Merry Christmas everyone!

As one year comes to an end and another New Year dawns on our life journey, we pray:

All praise and glory are yours, Father of heaven and earth, Lord of all the ages:  you have brought us to the end of another year in your service.  We praise you for the gifts you have given us, and for the ways we have been lead to use them for your people and for your world.

Forgive us, Father, for our failures this past year: for neglecting your word, for failing to listen to your Spirit, and for refusing to love you in others.

As we begin a new year in your service, let your Son be our leader and your Spirit be our guide, your word a lamp for our feet and strength for our hearts.  Help us to work for your honor and glory and for the salvation of all people.

Praise and honor and glory are yours, Father, through your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, and in the love and unity of the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever!  Amen

On behalf of Father Augusto, Father Roy, and myself, a very heartfelt word of thanks and gratitude for the many acts of kindness and generosity which you have shown to us this past year and in these days of Advent and Christmas.  Please know that you and your thoughtfulness are greatly appreciated!

May the New Year ahead be filled with countless graces and blessings!

Fr. Bob

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