From Our Pastor

01-08-2023Weekly ReflectionFr. Aruldoss, Pastor

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Jesus Christ,

Again, I want to thank all the volunteers who helped make our Christmas and New year Liturgies possible. The decorators who readied our churches. The parish staff (Connie) who worked so hard behind the scenes this time of year. Thank you for all your work! To those who have sent me Christmas cards - THANK YOU! Your kind notes and generosity are greatly appreciated.

Today we celebrate the solemnity of Epiphany, and in a most special way the day of the three kings who brought Jesus very costly and symbolic gifts of gold, mire, and frankincense. The term Epiphany is of Greek origin, epiphaninen. It is a verb which means “to reveal,” or “to manifest.”. "Epiphany" refers to God’s Self-revelation as well as to the revelation of Jesus as His Son to all mankind.

In the Western Church, the feast commemorates the coming of the Magi as the first manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles. In the Eastern Church, the feast also commemorates the Baptism of Christ. Today God reveals himself to us because he is good and loving. The light that shines forth upon us today is the light of life from which we ourselves must get our own light and reflect it unto others. Today, Christ further demonstrates the extent of his love by allowing himself to illumine the darkness of our lives.

We must learn from the wise kings is that, we must continue to follow the star and light that Christ shows us. That is, we must not allow ourselves to be deceived or distracted on our journey by the many Herds of this world. Trusting that God will not mislead us, we must continue to watch out for the star and light of Christ that will guide us to eternity. Any time we are confused, or come to the cross road of life, we must seek and wait until the star of Christ appears to show us the way we must follow.

May our Mighty Child Jesus bless you all with His choicest Blessings in this new year through the powerful intercession of our Mother Mary. Have a Happy and Blessed Sunday!

Yours in Christ
Fr. Doss