Message from Pr. Cipriano


Two thousand years ago,
in the immense and powerful Roman Empire,
Caesar Augustus ordered a census to be taken.
Somewhere in the border region of Palestine,
a young,humble couple,Mary and Joseph,
set out from the insignificant town of Nazareth
and traveled to the town of Bethlehem in Judea.
There was no room for them in the inn,
and so Mary gave birth to a son
and had to put him ia manger.
An angel said to poor shepherds:
"That child lying in the manger
is the Savior born to you and to the world:
He is Christ the Lord."
This same news is provlamed to us:
your Savior is born to you.
You are happy and you smile.
But now you must proclaim in word and deed
that Jesus is your Savior and Lord.
Let your mercy and love proclaim him.
Let your sense of justice and fairness proclaim him.
Let your love and unity proclaim him.
Let your concern for the poor
and your welcome to the weak proclaim him.
Then we can really sing with one voice:
"Glory to God in the highest
and peace on earth to those on whom his favor rests"

Fr. Cipriano Bontacchio