These last days I have found myself humming the melody of the beautiful Christmas carol “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”. I wondered why until I contemplated the lyrics.
God rest ye merry, gentlemen
Let nothing you dismay
Remember, Christ, our Savior
Was born on Christmas day
The olde English word
, so the meaning is “
May God keep you happy. Let nothing distress you or take away your calm”
The cause of our contentment is not the absence of challenges but the Christian message. The birth of Christ in our daily lives is our comfort and joy even on the tough days. May the light of Christ come into our hearts and minds and scatter every shadow and fear.
In this season of giving, could I also ask you to please remember our parish, your generosity enables us to make Christ tangible every day. I hope to see you in Church so that I might greet you personally.
With every blessing, I wish you God’s comfort and joy.
Fr Damian McElroy, Pastor
St. Catharine Rectory
Monday, December 23rd: 9AM-12PM
Tuesday, December 24th: Closed
Wednesday, December 25th: Closed
Thursday, December 26th: Closed
Friday, December 27th: 9AM-12PM
Tuesday, December 31st: Closed
Wednesday, January 1st: Closed
on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 10:10AM