May the Light of Christ bring the warmth of God’s love to your home and hearts!
On a Christmas morning, when I was a child, I remember my eyes popping out of my head. Standing next to the Christmas tree with a red ribbon was a beautiful sled. It was the one thing I thought we would not get. When I realized it had my name on it, I couldn’t stop smiling! I had to wait until we went to church before I could go out and try it. I never sang, “O Come all ye Faithful” so loud and fast as I did that year. Right after Church while dad was making breakfast, I took the sled outside. Even though my excitement diminished a bit as I faced the reality that I lived living in a flat city and the hill of snow on the street was only about 2 feet, Christmas was still miraculous because the one thing I gave up hope on getting became one of my most memorable gifts.
This coming July, Holy Family will celebrate its 160th Anniversary. Over all these years the miracles of Christmas have never ceased. Over the years, Holy Family eyes still grow big, when the faces of parishioners and guest arrive at the Church. Likewise, Holy Family eyes grow big the last 160th years by the generosity of parishioners and friends who believe we can make miracles happen by working together.
The miracle wish I have this year is really quite a simple one, I pray that as we celebrate this historic anniversary, our worship and unity as a parish will be tied together inside our beautiful church, just like the ribbon around that sled so many Christmas ago.
I invite all of you to join us at one of our Christmas masses, to make this miracle happen. With all of us singing together, the eyes of the Christ Child will be big with wonder and love.
Rejoice in Christ,
Fr. Michael Gabriel and Pastoral Staff
Holy Family Parish
The Director of Music Ministry is a professional who holds credentials in music and has a thorough understanding of the Roman Catholic liturgy.
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