As this Christmas Season come to a close, I look back on all of the beauty and joy of this past month. My heart lights up as I remember how the 10 pm evening Mass took on a life of its own in the voice of a child.
Speaking from the altar, I said: “A Baby.” From the first row, a small child yelled out in their own child’s voice: “A BABY!” That innocence brought great laughter and joy to the whole congregation and touched me in such a special way. The gifts, cards and kindness that I have received throughout this past Christmas and through my recent knee surgery have been overwhelming. Through your generosity, your prayers, your caring and giving ways has made this Christmas and New Year truly filled with the love of this child, this BABY. It has been like receiving this one phenomenal entitled:
As I look forward into this New Year, I am filled with hope of newness to come. My fellow priests and I are looking forward to the Journey Mission to take place in March:
A Lenten Walk with Christ; Our Mission Through Life to Salvation.
St. Al’s is alive and filled with so much beauty.
Once again, thank you all so very much.
Love, Fr. Denis