The Christ Child is Born to Us Today
This sacred holiday is a time to encounter Jesus anew in faith. Let Jesus renew you in his love and the Holy Spirit. How precious a gift is our faith. In the rush of our daily lives Jesus is waiting for us with His light and guidance and forgiveness. We Catholics are so lucky to have His Sacraments to nourish us and fill us with His mercy and love. In our baptism God chose us to be holy like Jesus - the holy one of God. This is the ultimate gift of Christmas – Jesus living within us.
With Christ the light we recognize the many gifts He gives us. We remember that we are merely stewards of these gifts, and we must use them for the common good, including using them to invest in our beautiful parish which we have received, as gift, from those who have gone before us.
What greater gift could there be than the love of the Father who desires to fill us with His very life, called grace. He gives us His love, peace and joy. This is the God who through Jesus travels with us on our pilgrimage through this life. This is the God who yearns for us to successfully end our pilgrimage in His arms. My prayer for you this Christmas is that you come to know and recognize God’s loving gaze on you. May we humbly adore the infant Jesus. May He bring peace into your soul and bring abundant blessings into your home May every heart be opened to the Prince of Peace by a fervent reception of His Sacrament of love – Holy Communion.
The entire staff of St. Thomas Aquinas parish wishes you a most blessed Christmas, to you and your family.
Please pray for comfort and healing for Celia Montgomery and for Duane Montgomery and his entire family.Read more
Please pray for David Davidson who will be having surgery this week. Pray for skill and compassion for his caregivers and strength and healing for David and his family.Read more
Please keep Carol Schliecher, sister of Jean Smith in your thoughts and prayers. Carol is experiencing complications of "blood cancer". She has been fighting for nearly a year and is currently in hospital. Please pray for her Doctor's and caregivers, family and friends at this stressful time.
Please pray for Terri Duarte who had neck surgery this week. For for healing and a quick recovery.Read more
Happy feast of St. Matthias, dear family and friends!
Today begins the novena leading up to the feast of St. Rita on May 22, which is also the day of my mom's surgery. St. Rita was Rosie's greatly loved patronness, and my parents' Augustinian parish prays a special novena to St. Rita every year, so we feel it's a little special mark of God's love that her feast was the date selected for surgery.
We will be praying a novena to St. Rita, and would love it if you care to join us! If you want me to...Read more