Prayer of St. Cyprian
Almighty God, we are reminded through your servant St. Cyprian, of your Spirit always within us and Your continued presence in us, and of our oneness with You and the Church. May we always grow together and profess You in Faith, Unity, and Hope. Guided by the Holy Spirit, we ask this through Christ our Lord
From the Pastor’s Desk
May Jesus Christ, Emmanuel, Prince of Peace, be with you!
Now that we are in the month of December, our thoughts turn to the holiday season. Every day, we will hear, on the radio and television, Christmas music and advertisements for holiday gift giving. This time of year, brings joy and excitement for some; and stress and anxiety for others. We should try our best to stay focused on “the reason for the season” May we reflect on this season of grace looking forward to celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.
I encourage everyone to participate in the Sacrament of Confession. In preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ at Christmas, we should make sure our soul is in order.
I may sound like a broken record, but I ask you again to pray for our city and an end to gun violence. People should not be held hostage in their homes, or fear going out because of gun violence. Let us join in prayer that gun violence will get under control.
In today’s liturgy we hear again the lonely voice of John the Baptist exhorting us to prepare a way for the Lord. Let us create a space in our minds and hearts so that the Lord can come to us in this Eucharist and our spiritual lives.
Peace and Blessings
Coming To Mass, Please Remember:
Wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water.
Masks are optional
Do not attend Mass if you are sick
Please sanitize your hands when you enter church
No Precious Blood at this time
Do not hold hands during the “Our Father”
We continue to follow the guidelines from the CDC. The church is sanitized between each mass and deep cleaned during the week preparing for Sunday Mass.