​​Father Virgil's Message​

 

Dear Parishioners,

             My dad always said that as you get older “time goes faster.” I couldn’t imagine how twenty-four hours or a week or a month could “go faster” since it is always the same number of minutes. Well, I am now older and I believe time goes faster. THURSDAY IS CHRSITMAS DAY! I thought the First Sunday of Advent was just last Sunday…NOT!!!

             For all of us life is hectic – there are so many things that demand our time and attention. The list is different for each of us so I don’t need to create a list of time demanding activities.

We have until Wednesday to take a few minutes and, in silence, reflect on what and who it is we will be celebrating on Thursday. We are recalling the Birth of Christ – the Savior of the World – the Son of God – the One who comes to us in the Sacrament of the Eucharist – the One whose words we read in the Scriptures. He is the One who makes us a family – united together working for the same goal – eternal life with God. Take the time in these next days to thank the Lord for His presence in our lives.

This Christmas as you come to one of the Masses to share in the Word of God and in His Body and Blood – invite someone who has not worshipped with us for a while to join us. Share with them the joy of knowing Christ the Lord.

Also, you have very conscientiously shopped and purchased gifts for those you love. This is truly commendable. I ask that you share your treasure generously with your Parish so that we can continue to provide the spiritual and educational programs for our people.

May the Peace of Christ be with you and your family this Christmas and always.

Fr. Virg

 

Fr. Virgil Helmin

Pastor

 

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