Praise be Jesus Christ

Nativity

The Nativity of the Lord

There is only one name that breaks the chains –
    and His name is Jesus.

Vigil Mass

First Reading: Is 62:1-5

Psalm: Ps 89:4-5, 16-17, 27, 29

Second Reading: Acts 13:16-17, 22-25

Gospel:  Mt 1:1-25

Christmas Day Mass

First Reading:  Is 52:7-10

Psalm:  Ps 98:1, 2-3, 3-4, 5-6

Second Reading:  Jn 1:1-18

Gospel:  Mt 1:1-25

Homily

Midnight Mass – English & Spanish:
Christmas Eve – Spanish:
Christmas Eve – English: 

Road to Bethlehem

Road to Bethlehem

Road to Bethlehem

Fourth Sunday of Advent

“You, Bethlehem-Ephrathah too small to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel; whose origin is from of old, from ancient times.”

The Lord comes always in humility.  He is not born into the great palaces of the Kings of Isreal. The King of Kings, and the Lord of Lords is born in a small humble town called Bethlehem – The House of Bread.

My Kingdom Does Not Belong To This World

Mount of Beatitudes

The Solemnity Our Lord Jesus Christ,
King of the Universe

The Kingdom of God is all about life. Jesus goes to the cross so that we may have life.  When the Roman Centurion pierces Christ’s side with a lance, two things come out of his side, water and blood, and the church recognizes the two life giving sacraments.  The blood is a sign of what we do here today, the Eucharist.  When the risen Christ gives Himself, body blood, soul, and divinity, through the Eucharist to animate us with His divine life.  And the water which is a sign of baptism. Baptism which incorporates us into the divine life of Christ in the Church. 

…We are made in the image of God who is life.