Saturday, December 28, 2013

Baptism of James

Baptism of the infant James within the 9am Mass today Saturday the Octave of Christmas.
Father TJ the Pastor of St Thomas More Church is flanked by the delighted godparents.

St Thomas More Church is family of families on Hillcroft St in Houston,  Texas.

Christ is the Light of the World

1 John 1:5

"This is the message we have heard from Jesus Christ and proclaim to you:  God is light, and in him is no darkness at all."

Walking in the light of the Gospel

Friday, December 27, 2013

Sanctuary of St Vincent de Paul Church in Houston, Texas

We have seen and we have heard the Mystery

"What we have seen and heard
we proclaim now to you,
so that you too may have fellowship with us;
for our fellowship is with the Father
and with his Son, Jesus Christ"  (1 John 1:3)

The testimony of St. John the Evangelist is an eyewitness account.  Every authentic proclamation of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior must be what we have seen and heard.  What have we seen and heard over the Advent season and Christmas?  We have seen food distributed to the poor in our parishes.  We have seen clothing and money given to the needy.  We have heard about the genealogy of Jesus Christ, Son of Abraham and Son of David, conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.

In all that we have seen and heard over the past several weeks, we have the content for our own proclamation of Jesus, the Savior of all mankind.  Lord Jesus, fill us with your Spirit and enable us to bear witness to you.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

A Child is born for us

"And the Word became flesh
and made his dwelling among us,
and we saw his glory,
the glory as of the Father’s only Son,
full of grace and truth."  (John 1: 14)

May the simple Joys and Peace of Christmas remain with you today and every day of 2014!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

O Radiant Dawn, sun of justice

"Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
for he has visited and brought redemption to his people."  (Luke 1 : 68)

Thank  you Father for the salvation you brought us through your Son, Jesus Christ.  Father fill us with the joy and peace of His presence during this Christmas season.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

God is with us

"All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:
Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son,
and they shall name him Emmanuel,”
which means “God is with us."  (Matthew !: 22 - 23)

The Virgin Mary, one of our race is the sign.  She is the sign that God's promise to be always with us is true, fulfilled even here and now.  Have you claimed it?  How do you claim the gift of the Emmanuel?  Ask the Father.  Ask the Virgin Mother to intercede for you.  As Mary placed her Infant Jesus in the hands of the Magi, Simeon and Anna, she would place in your hands the awesome gift of the Emmanuel.  How awesome it will be for you to know for certainty that always and everywhere Emmanuel, God-with-us is with you.

Come Lord Jesus!