For a child is born to us, a son is given to us; upon his shoulder dominion rests. They name him Wonder-Counselor, God-Hero, Father-Forever, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:5
The angel said to them, “ 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. And this will be a sign for you: you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was a multitude of heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” Luke 2: 10-14
For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. John 3:16
God chose to give his only Son to us as a perfect baby. The most amazing and beautiful way that God knits a baby together in a mother’s womb shows the great care that God has for humanity. Babies are a perfect way to start people (and of course God knows this).
We must continue to speak up for the babies whose lives are at risk of being lost to abortion.
Please sign up for an hour this week:
Tuesday, 12/26 – 1 needed at 9a.
Wednesday, 12/27 – 2 needed at 1p; 1 needed at 4p and 2 needed at 5p.
Thursday, 12/28 – 2 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 11a; 1 needed at 12p and 1 needed at 1p.
Friday, 12/29 – 1 needed at 9a; 2 needed at 11a; 1 needed at 12p; 2 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
A Christmas Day Prayer by Priests for Life
Praise to You, Lord God!
You have become one of us — You have become a human being, while still retaining all your power and holiness as God!
You, O Lord, made the journey of the unborn child. By being an embryo, a fetus, and a newborn, you joined all unborn and newborn children to you!
From the beginning of history, O Lord, You were the Creator of every human life. Now, with Christmas, You join Yourself in an unthinkable way with the life You created.
Let this Christmas, O God, fill all of us with awe and wonder at how close human life is to You. Cleanse the world of all that tarnishes and rejects this gift. Purify our hearts of all that fears this gift.
Let our Christmas joy be the joy of welcoming every human life! Amen!