“Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord.” (Luke 2,10-11)
Dear Parishioners and Friends,
On that first Christmas, the angels praised God, saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and peace on earth to men of good will.” The shepherds came and adored the newborn Savior. St. Luke wrote, “And Mary treasured all of these things and reflected on them in her heart.”
We too need to pause and treasure the gift of Christmas in our hearts. And that gift is simply Jesus, true God who became true man, who came to reveal God’s love to us, who died and rose for our salvation, and who founded a Church – a family – where His presence continues in both Word and Sacrament.
As we begin to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Roman Catholic Parish Life in Manville we are encouraged to treasure and reflect on the gift of Jesus and the faith you share in Him as a member of the Catholic Church. May another 100 years be a story of great spiritual renewal that was brought to the people of Manville and surrounding neighborhoods through the Christ the Redeemer Parish.
May our Lord Jesus Christ, born in Bethlehem, bless you, your families and loved ones at this blessed time of hope and grace. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year of 2018!