From the Pastor

Jun 23rd, 2018 by Parish Office

The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

 

My Dear St. Bernadette Family,

The story of the birth of John the Baptist follows the pattern in the Old Testament of amazing births of amazing people. Remember the stories of the birth of Moses, Sampson and Samuel. The hand of God is clearly seen in each of these as in the story we read this morning of the birth of John. For Luke, the first chapter is devoted to the story of John who prepared the world for the coming of the Messiah and pointed Him out when at last He came.

John, the first saint of the New Testament, had the privilege of baptizing Jesus himself and was the first to give his life calling others to follow Christ.

There are many ways we can meditate on the great lessons of this feast. We can look for the hand of God in the world today and in our own lives. We can give thanks for Salvation History and the work of God that has brought Jesus and then the church. We can realize how amazing is the birth of each and every child and re-dedicate ourselves to respecting life at all stages and in all places. Or, we can simply thank God for our life and the opportunity we have to prepare the world for the Messiah and pointing Him out to others.

Happy Birthday John!

With love,

Fr. Tom

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