Merry Christmas to you all

Merry Christmas to you all

I just returned from my parish’s Christmas Vigil Family Mass, which was very nice and very full, as usual. Nothing too fancy, simple cantor and organ, simple music. At the offertory, we had a group of the kids dressed up in costume as Mary, Joseph, shepherds, sheep, and angels bring up the baby Jesus and put him in the crib. Simple and holy.

Not much else to do or say today on the blog. No complaining for me! It’s Christmas! All that stuff can be set aside for a couple of days. Instead, I want to wish you all a Merry and Blessed Christmas and thank you all for reading these, my thoughts and opinions. If it wasn’t for you all I would be talking to myself and that wouldn’t be healthy.

A final thought: as you go to Mass and gather around the table with your families, please remember all our men and women, military and civilian, who are serving our country in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere as well as their families. Especially keep in your prayers those who died in the attacks this week and those who were injured. We owe them a debt we cannot repay, but prayers are a good beginning. Thank you.

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli