My Dearly Beloved in Christ,
“In times past, God spoke in partial and various ways…
In these last days, ha has spoken to us through the Son.” — Hebrews 1:1-2
With deep joy and gratitude, I extend to you my prayerful best wishes for a holy and blessed
Christmas. During this Advent Season, it has been my prayer that each of you would find opportunities to reflect on your own faith and relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and His Church. Whatever it is that our hearts and souls desire, whether we realize it or not, our ultimate desire is Jesus Himself, for this reason, we are filled with joy and consolation at Christmas to know that all that we hoped for has been fulfilled in the person of the Christ Child.
Several years ago I received a Christmas card with this message: “This Christmas, I wish you Jesus.” On the inside it read: “Isn’t nice to have everything!”
In the midst of all our current challenges and concerns, the love of God the Father is made manifest to us in the wonderful gift of His Son, Jesus. With the angels in Bethlehem, our faith moves us to sing: “Glory to God in the highest and peace to His people on earth!” We recognize that true peace on earth flows from our recognition and praise of God in our lives.
Christmas has a way of bringing to Church individuals and families who, for various reasons, have not been to Mass or the Sacraments for months or years. What a wonderful and grace-filled opportunity to put aside past differences and old habits and begin anew that prayerful relationship with the Lord and His Church community. I extend to all of you an open, grateful heart of welcome. Together, may we grow in strength and grace to know and celebrate together God’s presence in our lives and His dominion over all things of this world.
May our Lord Jesus Christ, born in Bethlehem, bless you, your families and loved ones at this blessed time of hope and grace. May Mary, the Mother of the Child Jesus and our Mother, watch over you and our beloved Holy Cross Parish always.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
I hope to meet each of you in the Church. May Christ abide in your hearts always!
Fr. Andrzej Bieganowski
December 24, 2010 – Christmas Eve Mass
Holy Cross PNCC (Baltimore, MD) 8:00 PM Church
December 25, 2010 – Christmas Day Mass
December 26, 2010 – Holy Family; Humble Shepherds
PS. The Christmas Luncheon will be on Saturday Dec. 25, 2010 after the Christmas Day Mass at 11:00AM in Hall of Holy Cross Church in Baltimore (This year will be not Christmas Vigil Supper). By Christmas Luncheon we will celebrate our community of the Church. It will be in the course of potluck lunch – everyone will bring something to eat to build that community. Please ask Ewa what kind of dish to bring (301-439-8877). Please inform us also how many children we should expected on that event to be willing prepare some surprises for them. Thank you for you cooperation. God bless you!