The celebration of the birth of our Saviour has arrived. Welcome to Christmas at St. Julia 2021. Whether in person or virtually, I am grateful that we will be able to gather together as a parish family, united in prayer, for this most beautiful and joyous occasion. In the midst of everything that we are going through, together, we need this celebration. May we hear the words “Glory to God in the Highest” as if we are hearing them sung by the angels themselves 2000 plus years ago in Bethlehem.
The birth of Jesus is the greatest work of God because it illuminates for us God’s great love for each and every one of us. God took on our human flesh, becoming one of us, by sending his son Jesus Christ to walk with us and to give us such a beautiful glimpse into the heart of our creator. Our salvation and eternal happiness rest in the loving arms of Jesus Christ. It is this Christ who continues to navigate us through these challenges times.
It is with open arms (socially distanced of course) that I welcome you to our Christmas celebrations. This caring community of believers is a place where all are welcome, and it is my prayer that every time you join us you are drawn into the great mystery of our faith – a faith centered on Jesus Christ, the second person of the Holy Trinity, the Word made flesh. This is what we celebrate with the birth of Jesus – the Prince of Peace.
It is my prayer that you experience and encounter the peace of Christ when you join us for Mass. May it be the greatest gift that you will receive this Christmas.
May the peace of Christ be with you this Christmas season, and may our loving God bless each of you and those that you love, today and always.
From Our Pastor