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The Nativity of the Lord

Now there were shepherds in that region living in the fields and keeping the night watch over their flock. The angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were struck with great fear. The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

When the angels went away from them to heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go, then, to Bethlehem to see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.” So they went in haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger. When they saw this, they made known the message that had been told them about this child.

(Luke 2:8-17)

Let us join with the Angels in singing Glory to God in the Highest. A Happy and Blessed Christmas to one and all! As we gather now around the manger to give worship for the coming of the ‘Glory of God wrapped in swaddling clothes,’ may we boldly follow the shepherds’ lead to make known this wondrous message to all we meet. Christ is born, Savior and Lord.

On behalf of the entire staff of Holy Family Catholic Parish and School, merry Christmas. Know of our prayers for you. We are blessed to be part of this Holy Family family at Christmas time and all the yearlong. May your family be enriched and encouraged by the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. And may you experience Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love gifted to you from Christ Himself.

+ Nothing Less than saints for the Holy Family of God. +

Holy Family, heralded by Angels and honored by Shepherds, Pray for us.

~ Fr Jeremy M. Gries


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