Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

12-17-2020Pastor's LetterRev. Jerome A. Johnson

"In times past, God spoke in partial and various ways.. In these last days, he has spoken to us through the Son." With deep joy and gratitude, I extend to you all ...both parishioners and visitors alike, my prayerful best wishes for a holy and blessed Christmas! During this Advent Season, it was my prayer that each of us would find opportunities to reflect on our own faith and relationship with the Lord and His Church.

Whatever it is that our hearts and souls, desire, whether we realize it or not, our ultimate desire is Jesus Himself. For this reason, we are filled with joy and consolation at Christmas to know that all that we hoped for has been fulfilled in the person of the Christ Child.

In the midst of all our current challenges and concerns, the love of God the Father is made manifest to us in the wonderful gift of His Son. With angels in Bethlehem, our faith moves us to sing. "Glory to God in the highest and peace to His people on earth!" We recognize that true peace on earth flows from our recognition and praise of God in our lives.

May our Lord Jesus Christ, born in Bethlehem, bless you, your families and loved ones in this grace filled Season of hope and grace. May Mary, the Mother of the Child Jesus and our Mother, watch over you and our Parish of Saint Thomas the Apostle now and always!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Fr. Jay