Readings. Gospel: Matthew 2:1-12
No one is left out in the
Christmas event. The heavenly creation - the Angels - are present at His
birth watching over Him as they do in His heavenly kingdom.
The shepherds, the poorest of the poor, are welcome to
His manager. The animals as a part of creation are also present.
Today we have royalty or the magi, arriving to
the manger. It is fitting that the most learned should come, the
scientists and academicians of the East, just as the unlettered mixed with
them. High or Low, Oriental or Occidental, Sage or Simpleton,
Skilled Unskilled, Bethlehem is the rendezvous for them all.
God has no distinctions, and at His birth He has
left no one out. (Fabulous stuff!)
"A mother brought her daughter
to church during the Christmas season. She said to her 7-year old
daughter, This is God's house." The daughter began to roam and search
the building. When she returned, she said to her mom, "If this
is God's house, where is his bed?" -from the mouth of
From the Pew:
St. Mary's Benefit Concert 2006 has 19 CD's remaining for sale.
There are 2 discs in the CD. Interested in purchasing, call Spike
to add more lectors for our liturgy. If you are interested, call Fr. O'.
The Altar Society to meet with Fr.
O', January 18th, 7 p.m. rectory.
Men interested in the
priesthood are invited to a discernment retreat, Friday January 26th thru
Sunday January 28th at St. Patrick's Seminary, Menlo Park. The
weekend is designed to provide the tools needed to help you determine if
God might be calling you to a vocation in the priesthood.
Discernment retreat will include prayer, discussion and presentations
about the priesthood, group interaction and following the daily routine of
a seminarian. For further information, please see Fr. O'.
Last call for suggestions where
statues of saint's feast day be placed at St. Cecilia's Church. .
Mass Intentions: Week of
January 7, 2007
9:30 a.m. ------ Strain Family
a.m. ------ Evelyn O'Sullivan
a.m. ------ John Lawson
Thursday 8 a.m. ------
8 a.m. ------ Jerry Drohan