I will share with you one of my favorite Advent books, The Reed of God by Caryl Houselander. She beautifully builds the image of the Blessed Mother as a reed: empty and open to becoming an instrument of God. How do we perceive emptiness? The virginity of the BVM is not barren emptiness, but a beautiful receptivity to the Lord. As we are grateful for the abundance of God’s blessings, and let us move forward with an eye to avoiding the excesses of our culture by focussing on the life giving, virginal, receptivity of the Blessed Mother. The more generously we can imitate her this Advent, the more fully we can help bring Jesus into the world this Christmas.
Expo Center 2020 Christmas! And folks, just a heads up that this week we signed a contract to use the Expo Center for all Christmas Masses! In order to allow as many folks to safely and confidently come to Mass for this pandemic-year Christmas, we will be celebrating our Christmas Masses in the Expo Center! This bulletin shares the Mass schedule. Look in future bulletins for more details!
pax et bonum,
Fr. John Mosimann