Pastor's Note

This weekend’s Readings from Sacred Scripture call us to rejoice. In the midst of our Christmas preparations, there is joy to be found. We are called to rejoice because our God is near us. In the midst of the chaos that can be present in our holiday season, we are called to remember the nearness of our God. He is near when we are decorating our homes or baking cookies. Our God’s love is sent in every Christmas card we send. He is also present in the sacred quiet moments of our day. May we take some time to rejoice during this holiday season at the nearness of our Lord Jesus.

This Monday I will be in the confessional from 4-7 pm at St. Joseph’s Church as a part of the Light is on for you program that the Diocese of Syracuse is having. This is an excellent opportunity to experience God’s love and mercy in this wonderful sacrament. This Thursday we will have a Penance Service at St Anthony’s Church at 7 pm. Local priests will be here to celebrate God’s mercy and forgiveness with all of us. Let us take advantage of these opportunities to prepare for the Lord’s Coming on Christmas.


Fr. Jim