Pastor’s Corner for The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, by Rev. Fr. Nobert Munekani SJ
I wish you and your families a happy and holy Christmas season. The Christmas season for the Church extends until January 10th with the Baptism of the Lord. Don’t be in a hurry to take down the Christmas decorations too soon!
Even though it has been a most unusual year, there have also been so many blessings we need to thank God for. Most especially I thank God for the prayers, support, genuine love, and concern of so many faithful parishioners. May God bless you abundantly!
I thank all who work so hard behind the scenes in the parish and continue to strengthen our Christian community. Christianity is never a “spectator sport” in which we simply sit back, watch and cheer. Rather, it involves active participation and a life-commitment: daily prayer, attendance at Mass weekly, a sacramental life including regular confession of sins, Christian service, love, forgiveness, Christian charity, conversion, growth etc.
As we adore the Christ Child in the manger at Christmas, may we be moved by the great love and humility that God showed to us in the birth of His Son! God emptied Himself and became one of us. Our faith also professes that He will come again.
Be assured of my prayers and a remembrance in my Masses for all of you and I ask for your prayers as well.
On behalf of all our parish staff, have a blessed and peace-filled Christmas and a holy New Year! I do not know what will be in store for us in 2023, but I trust that God knows what is truly best for us all.
As we celebrate Christmas let us remember to pray for the sick in our parish especially Elizabeth Mooi and Malefu Mkhambi.
Fr. Nobert Munekani SJ