MSGR. FEDERICO BRITTO
December 15, 2019
May Jesus Christ, Emmanuel, who is the way to eternal life, be with you!
We are quickly sailing through the season of Advent. Please take the time and reflect on the purpose of this beautiful, spiritual season. While our minds may be on Christmas preparation, along with dealing with every day life issues as challenges, try to take a moment and reflect on why we celebrate the season of Advent. Remember, Jesus will come to our weary world to redeem it again. We want to be ready when He does come.
I also encourage you to invite your family members and friends to join our community when we celebrate our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Mass. Christmas, and the birth of Jesus, is a time for celebration and rejoicing. Let us share our joy, and parish with others.
St. John makes his appearance in today’s Gospel. He wants to be assured that the one he is hearing about is the one who will come to redeem the world. Then in turn Jesus reassures everyone of the importance of the John the Baptist. Jesus says that John the Baptist is strong in his conviction and does not sway from it. Let me share a short reflection on John the Baptist: “ He was no reed swaying in the wind. A reed swaying in the wind is a symbol of those who are easily influenced, who go along with whatever is popular, and who have no convictions of their own. But the humble reed can teach us something. The greatest storm cannot uproot it.”
May we learn from John the Baptist and imitate his virtues. May we be strong in our spiritual convictions and not sway from it and the truth, which is tonight to us through scripture.
Peace and blessings, Msgr. Britto
Sunday Mass: 10:00 AM Saint Ignatius Church
Weekday Mass: Monday - Friday: 9:30 AM Saint Ignatius Nursing Home
Holy Day Masses: 9:30 AM Saint Ignatius Nursing Home
7:00 PM Saint Ignatius Church
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Before Sunday Mass 9:15AM – 9:45 AM
or by appointment