It is often said that God works in most unusual ways. His program has nothing to do with political power or military might. He doesn’t wave banners or shout slogans or do any of the things calculated to grab headlines. Take for example the gospel account of the meeting of the Blessed Mother with her cousin Elizabeth. They were both pregnant at the time. That beautiful story is indicative of the mysterious ways of God. God’s purpose was to redeem the world. So where does He start? Not with a summit conference in Jerusalem or Geneva, nor with the organizing […]
What is God’s intention for families? What part does God mean families to play in human life? Only when we understand what God has revealed about the family can we hope to find solutions to the problems families face today. The clearest statement of God’s plan for our family is the one that comes right at the beginning of the Bible in the account of the creation of man. We often miss the point of this account. Living as we do in a highly individualistic society; we are used to thinking of humanity as a mass of individuals. Consequently, we […]
There is a children’s story about a shopkeeper who dreamed one night that Jesus would visit him the next day. The dream was so real that the shopkeeper believed it was really going to happen. He got up the next morning fully expecting Jesus to visit him that day in his shop. When he arrived at work, the first item of business was to put the place in order, to clean up, pick up, fix up. Everything had to be spic and span for the Lord’s visit. So, he put his salesclerk to work with a broom and a dust […]
This year, due to Covid, we are requiring reservations to attend Christmas Eve and Christmas Day masses at Annunciation and Our Lady of Fatima churches. A limited number of seats remain for our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day masses and you can make reservations on our home page. We are saddened not to be able to welcome all who would like to attend, but encourage you to join us via livestream. You can livestream all the masses held at Annunciation Church on our home page. We wish you and your families a very Blessed Christmas!