Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Published on Dec 29th, 2018 by Parish Office | 0

The Trinity by Bartolomé Esteban Perez Murillo

My Dear St. Bernadette Family,

This is certainly a family time of year. Many of us have gathered with our family to celebrate the holidays. Some have traveled a long way, fighting crowds and weather to join together. Family is so very important.

There is no one quite the same as a family member, whether such by birth or choice. Especially in times of great need or challenge, the support of family is crucial for our well-being. God has such a great design for human life, giving us this basic community of love and care.

While today’s feast is of the Holy Family, the prayers and scriptures make it clear it is about the holiness of all families. The efforts we make to be with family and express our love and gratefulness need not be confined to special times of the year. Let’s make every day a celebration of our holy family through our love and care for one another.

Of course, we are all the family of God. We have one father in heaven. Perhaps we can extend this holiday season to an everyday appreciation of our brothers and sisters in Christ.

With love,

Fr. Tom

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