In this holy time of year, ‘there’s hope for everyone’

We are waiting on the promise For the One who lights the darkness Bending low to be among us Bring Your glory in the highest, Jesus. Come let us adore There’s hope for everyone On the manger floor There’s hope for everyone — From “Hope for Everyone” by Matt Maher Matt Maher, the popular contemporary…

The joy and challenge of Christmas

“I will rejoice heartily in the Lord, my being exults in my God.” — Isaiah 61:10   Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, This weekend we celebrate the third Sunday of Advent — “Gaudete Sunday” — a time to rejoice because the Lord’s coming is near. With just one more week of the Advent season…

This Advent, bring Christ’s love, mercy to a world in need

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, The world continues to mourn with the people of France after the murder of so many innocent people in Paris one week ago. As Pope Francis said, such violence and hatred is an affront to the dignity of the human person and can never be justified, whether it’s in…