JANUARY 17, 2021
As we come to the middle of the month of January at the beginning of 2021, I hope the beginning of this New Year is going well for you.
We will be facing the continued crisis of the coronavirus this year. Please wear a mask and stay socially distant, both in church and everywhere you go. How important for us to stay safe. Some of you may be eligible to receive the vaccine now. I hope that you will.
We will also have a new President in the next few days. Whether you voted for Joseph Biden or not, he will be the President. Please let us be civil in our conversation and our moving forward so that our economy can recover, people be in better financial situations and all who are able will be vaccinated.
As a Church, we begin Ordinary Time. These next few weeks allow us to focus on Jesus the Christ. We will be reading from St. Mark’s Gospel. You might want to read this gospel on your own at home. It is the shortest gospel, most likely the first written and clearly states the message that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. If you signed up for the ALPHA course online, I hope you will experience a deeper relationship with Jesus and grow in the understanding our Christian faith.
A New Year brings a fresh start for many things. Let us go forward with renewed faith in Jesus Christ.