Dear Parishioners & Visitors,
In the best of families there are pampers to change, bills to pay, and entrusting one’s spouse, one’s children, one’s parents, one’s co-workers, and friends to God. At Holy Rosary we attempt to be a Holy Family via our ministries, meals, teaching & preaching Sacred Doctrine and Catechism, festive events, and the unity found in the celebration of the Sacraments. Our Church community is growing significantly in new families who bring their gifts, including children, who are sometimes heard crying, singing, or shouting out in joyous praise of God!
We are a holy family reaching out to other families throughout the world who are experiencing homelessness as refugees, not unlike Joseph, Mary, & Jesus traveling to and from Egypt for safety and survival.
During this continuing Season of Christmas, let us build up our family(ies) by first being merciful in our families and inviting others to join in, risking forgiveness rather than vengeance. The recipe for Mercy necessarily requires the ingredients of one cup of courage, one cup of faith, hope, and love, and several dollops of humility.
In God’s loving kindness,
—fr. Chris, O.P.