Side note: if you observe Advent as we wait in joyful hope for the birth of our Savior and wait to put your Christmas decorations up, you won't want to tear them down December 26th, but rather leave them up through Epiphany!
Christmas continues - be merry, be holy, REJOICE! I found this meditation for December 25th in a book in the adoration chapel in Ktown...I love it!!
"Holy Mass is a daily Christmas. The crib is the altar; the hands of our Lady, the hands of the priest. Yes, in every Mass we can say,"Puer natus est nobis," a Child is born, a little Boy is born, the Son of God and of our Lady, far more little than in the crib but still the same Christ. At the altar as in Bethlehem is sung the same Gloria in excelsis, for the Savior is born, He is there on the altar; there is but one Jesus…Christmas, Incarnation, every day." - Fr. Mateo Crawley-Boevey, SS.CC.
The following are pictures taken by a St. Patrick parishioner/fellow Italy pilgrim at Midnight Mass :) It was such a beautiful Mass; I was just bursting with joy and love. There might have also been an incense high accompanying my happiness ;)
|St. Patrick Catholic Church in Ktown|
|Oh hey there's me and family & friends! :)|
|Fr. Ted blessing the nativity|
|Incensing the altar|
|Love these two holy priests and faithful friends!|
|"The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us!"|