St. Joseph Catholic Church, Clayton MO

106 N. Meramec Avenue – Clayton MO 63105 – Parish Office (314) 726-1221

Notes from the Pastor’s Pen – December 26, 2021

Dear friends,

This weekend the Church celebrates the Solemnity of Christmas and so calls to mind the birth of the Son of God according to the flesh. As we profess every Sunday in the Nicene Constantinopolitan Creed, “For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.” Throughout the season of Christmas we prayerfully reflect upon the Mystery of the Incarnation, that is, “the fact that the Son of God assumed a human nature in order to accomplish our salvation in it” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 461). Christmas is about the fact that God became man and that by this great gift we have access to the life He shares with His Father in the Spirit.

My prayer for you and your loved ones, especially at this time of the year, is that we will all come to a greater appreciation of the Birth of Christ, accept more fully His love for us in our lives, and extend this love to others, especially those in need. God bless you in this holy season and always.

In Christ,
Father Bené

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