Pastor's Message

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

  WE ARE ALL PREGNANT DURING ADVENT     I once heard a brilliant retreat talk from former Jesuit Priest Fr. Joseph Currie, S.J., where he compared pregnancy to the type of waiting and anticipation we enter into during the Advent Season.   As we await Jesus’ birth, pregnancy provides a beautiful metaphor for us as we prepare for Jesus’ arrival. Together with Mary and Joseph, we wait on God to be faithful to His ancient promises. Being “pregnant” with them helps us to discover our own deepest expectations and longings.   During pregnancy, a man and a woman completely focus their lives on the arrival of a new life, and this period of waiting and preparation is one of the most precious times of their marriage journey. At the same time, pregnancy is uncomfortable and inconvenient, and it elicits patience and sacrifice from a couple, sometimes stretching them beyond their imagined limits. But when the baby finally arrives, and new life emerges into the world, the couple then acknowledges that all the sacrifices associated with the pregnancy were well worth it!   As you begin this Advent season, there must be some way in which you are “in labor”, […]

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Holy Name of Jesus School Christmas Program

  Presented by the PK-3, PK-4, & Kindergarten Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 9am In the Auditorium Presented by the 1st-7th grades Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 10:30am at Holy Name of Jesus Church