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The COVID-19 pandemic is still challenging us, more and more as we are trying to get rid of it as quickly as we can. Though as it is, we are extremely blessed to have such a strong, dedicated and faithful parish community, who have been cooperating and working together to ensure a safe environment for all, and are particularly thankful for all your financial supports. We the Rosarians are so very grateful to be part of this St. Patrick’s community. For all of this and more, we say thank you! As a director, I am grateful to you and our leadership team, for rising to the challenges in these unprecedented times. I hope we will continue to support each other to grow in our spiritual life.

Christmas season is a great way to say we are all in this together. Christmas is the day when we commemorate the greatest, the mightiest and the most far-reaching event which ever took place in human history. The good tidings have been brought to us by no less a person than the Son of God himself. All our thoughts are focused on the beautiful gift of the Child Jesus. Christmas is a time of joy and season of good-will. Many Christmas traditions just can’t continue to happen during COVID-19, like crowded church services and hugging or kissing during this pandemic. Let us continue to work toward bringing again the traditional Christmas among us, hopefully in the near future.

During this Advent Season it has been my prayer that each and every one of you would find opportunities to reflect on your own faith and relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and His Church. With immense joy and gratitude, I extend to you my prayerful best wishes for a holy and blessed Christmas. May God bless you, your families and loved ones, at this blessed time of hope and grace, and in the coming New Year.

Our Christmas and New Year schedules as follows:

Christmas Eve Masses: 5 pm and 7 pm. (Reservations required)  Christmas Morning: 10 am. (NO reservation needed)

New Year’s Eve: Thanksgiving Adoration, Benediction: 11 pm. Midnight Mass 11.30 pm.  New Year’s Day: 10 am.

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!

Fr. Sebastin Pakiyanathan CR