Sunday Message

December 2016

Dec 24

The Nativity of The Lord (Christmas) - by Bishop Larry Silva

Bishop Larry Silva’s Christmas Message We need to pay more attention to angels! “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”  (Luke 2:14)  That was their message to the shepherds that first Christmas night, and if we are attentive, it is their message to all of us as well....
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Dec 17

Fourth Sunday of Advent by Fr. Greg

In today’s Gospel we hear of the coming of Emmanuel, which means “God is with us.” We celebrate three Advents: the birth of Christ, his Second Coming, and his presence in the world today. Our daily lives are attended by God’s presence. Indeed, “God is with us.” The Good News of Christ’s Incarnation is...
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Dec 10

Third Sunday of Advent by Fr. Greg

From the loneliness of his prison cell John the Baptist asks of Jesus: “Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?” The weeks before Christmas offer much to be joyous about, celebrating with family and friends, the glitter of seasonal decorations, the excitement of gift giving and receiving. But in our midst there...
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Dec 3

Second Sunday of Advent by Deacon Francis

Repent, Prepare the way of the Lord, thrown into the fire, baptizing … for repentance, one who is coming, baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. During Advent the readings from Isaiah are prophecies of the Messiah. Thus, the “sprout from the stump of Jesse” is the Christ. The “spirit of the Lord” that rested...
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