FROM everyone at Saint Jude Chapel, we wish you a Blessed and healthy New Year filled with the peace of the Christ child Jesus.
All make the sign of the cross. The leader begins:
Let us praise the Lord of days and seasons and years, saying:
Glory to God in the highest!
R/. And peace to his people on earth!
The leader may use these or similar words to introduce the blessing:
Our lives …
St. Jude Chapel will be CLOSED on FRIDAY, December 26, 2014.
SATURDAY, December 27, 2013, the chapel will open as usual at 2:00 p.m. with the Anticipatory Mass to be celebrated at 4:00 PM
Reading 1: Is 9:1-6
The people who walked in darkness
have seen a great light;
upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom
a light has shone.
You have brought them abundant joy
and great rejoicing,
as they rejoice before you as at the harvest,
as people make merry when dividing spoils.
Christmas is one of the most important days of the Church year, second only to Easter itself. It is the feast of the incarnation, the feast of God becoming flesh (the Latin “in carne” means “enfleshment”).
It is a uniquely Christian teaching, the Divine choosing to …