Christmas Message and Homily

From Deacon Ron Reno:

Fifth grade Artist from Christendom Academy

Merry Christmas! Here we are on Christmas Day to celebrate the birth of Christ. From our childhood we know of Caesar, the three Kings and the birth in the manger. The sad thing in His time the only people who recognized Him were the shepherds, the most humble of society, and the Magi who were the wisest of the times. The Israelites totally missed the importance of this birth. Here was born our Messiah and God incarnate; the Man who was to offer salvation to all, born in the most humble of situations. We are blessed to know the true meaning of Christmas and celebrate His birth with our families.

Our plan for our next service is New Years Eve with said Evening prayer. We will meet at 6:30 pm at Saint Mary’s Chapel. Thank you Lynda in procuring that time. David (Skip) will lead this for the very first time. Deacon Reno will assist in this service. Our God is a loving God and He brings people like David and Julie to do His work. I can’t think of a better way to end this year and a great way of starting the next. The campus will be officially open for our January 7th, 12 (13) days of Christmas service. May you have a blessed Christmas Day. May the Prince of Peace bless this day.

Father Andrew’s lovely Christmas Homily:

Rose Sunday homily and more

From Deacon Ron Reno:

As we continue this Advent Season of hope; please keep in mind others who may need our prayers. This Advent season has kept most of us very busy, but remember to walk by faith in your daily actions. God loves us when we humbly accept what He has offered us. Let’s remember His love during this Advent season and remember His offer of the “Throne of Heaven.” This mission church has many reasons to feel blessed, especially for the one that led us to this chapel, to do God’s work on the campus of College of Saint Mary.

Please note that we meet at 11:00 Sunday not Saturday this week. Our Christmas service will be Thursday night December 22nd at 6:30. More information about our Christmas service is coming. May God bless our Bishops and Priests and give them His armor and protection.


Advent 2 homily and more

From Deacon Ron Reno:

Good afternoon, It looks as if winter is truly upon us. We were blessed with a beautiful fall. We had the Deacon’s liturgy with chanted Litany last weekend. The music was beautiful and it was joyful to sing the Advent hymns that were chosen from our 1930 Hymnal. Julia sang the Introit and it was beautifully done. We are blessed to use the CSM Chapel but it gets interesting as the Chapel is shut down when the college students are on break. The scheduling gets interesting and this is the best we could do. Remember this is all for the glory of God and we are one of His mission churches. God loves us whenever we can do His work.

Third Sunday in Advent (Rose). Normal time at 9:30 on Saturday morning.

Fourth Sunday in Advent, we will have actual Sunday services here at 11:00 AM December 18th.

Christmas Day service will be held on Thursday evening December 22nd at 6:30 pm.

New Years service is still to be determined.

This coming Sunday (Gaudette) we light the Rose candle. It is lit in remembrance of John the Baptist who paved the way for the Messiah. It is a time for rejoicing and take a pause from our Advent Penance. It is time to rejoice and find joy in the salvation that is drawing closer. Continue to dedicate your Advent by reading the Advent book furnished by this mission church. Continue seeking hope and being charitable this busy season. Continue to pray for the sick on the Saint Jude Intercessory list and especially the ones we know on that list. The Deacon’s are praying for a great Advent and Christmas season for all of you. God bless