Before Jesus began preaching, teaching and healing throughout Galilee and Judea, he came to John to be baptized. The spirit of God descended upon him and God’s voice called out, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.” As Christians, baptized with the Holy Spirit, we are empowered to carry on Jesus’ mission. Let us consider how God calls us to put our faith into action. May God be well pleased.
The Christmas Season liturgy has ended. Until Ash Wednesday we will be in Ordinary Time. One more time I would like to give thanks to all who were involved in decorating the church and in the liturgy. Well Done! Thanks for your participation in the masses and your generosity; this year’s Christmas collection ($17,856.00) was $1,645.00 higher than the collection last year. Thank you!
St. Bernardine’s Annual Spaghetti Dinner is coming! Please mark your calendars for Saturday, February 1st, 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Our Spaghetti Dinner will be one more social event that gives us an opportunity to meet, eat, and have a good time. Please check the Chimes for more details.
Even though the Ordinary Time sounds just ordinary, there is nothing like “ordinary time” in the liturgy of the Church and in the life of the Christians. Every day is a generous gift of God, our loving and merciful Father. Every day gives us an opportunity to accept God’s love and multiply it by loving others. May God bless all of us in this very special time.
God bless you,