The Feast of the Epiphany

01-08-2017Pastor's LetterRev. Daniel J. Sullivan, S.J.

Dear Parishioners and Friends,

"Today's feast of the Epiphany is a manifestation both that Jesus is Lord and that Jesus is Lord not merely of the Jews but of all peoples!   Jesus' Lordship occurs through the power of the Holy Spirit! And the Church formally teaches that the light of the Holy Spirit shines not only in Jewish and Christian hearts but in all people of good will. Vatican Council II in The Church in the Modern World put this truth simply and elegantly" (Richard Hauser, S.J., of Creighton University.)

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Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

01-01-2017Pastor's LetterRev. Daniel J. Sullivan, S.J.

Today the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God. In John's gospel, chapter three, verse sixteen, it reads: "God so loved the world that he sent his only Son to be our Savior so that those who believe in Him may have eternal life." I believe we can ponder these words again and again and again. We honor Mary because of her YES to the angel Gabriel at the time of the Annunciation to be the mother of God. Also ponder the faith and trust that Mary must have already had in God that she was disposed, in spite of the mystery of it all, to say YES to God.

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