Fr. Sibby’s 2019 Christmas Message


The celebration is just around the corner. Weeks of anticipation and preparation during the Advent Season bring us to the Feast of Christmas. The greatest gift we could ever receive was given when the Son of God came into the world as an infant. He worked with human hands and acted with a human will. Born of the Virgin Mary, He was made one with us. The Love of God shown in the gift of His only begotten Son given to all of us.

Let us daily pray together as we journey with Christ, this thought from Pope Francis:

“Jesus, in you I am never alone, even in difficult moments, even when my life’s journey comes up against problems and obstacles that seem insurmountable. I accompany you; I follow you, but above all I know that you accompany me and carry me on your shoulders.

This is my joy; this is my hope that I must bring to this world.

 Teach me to see with your eyes, to live life as you lived, to understand life as you understood it. Help me be ready for an encounter with you, which means being able to see the signs of your presence, keeping my faith alive with prayer and the sacraments, and taking care not to forgot about God.”

My thoughts, hopes and prayer for you and your loved ones are: that we will all together heed the invitation of Pope Francis to be grateful and prayerful for the Blessings of Christmas reminds us of how much God loves us.

May the Wonder of our Lord’s birth be a beautiful day of grace and love for you.  May the Peace and Joy of Our Savior be a time to celebrate and give thanks with family and friends.

May your New Year be filled with Christ’s Peace and Blessings.
May we pray for each other always. God Bless You!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!
In Christ’s Love and Peace,

Father Sibby





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