Dear Hoboken Catholic Academy Families,
“Today a light will shine upon us, for the Lord is born for us; and he will be called Wondrous God, Prince of Peace, and Father of future ages: and his reign will be without end.” (Is. 9:1, 5 and Lk. 1:33) With these words the Sacred Liturgy announces the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ on Christmas Day. It is truly a joyous day in which we join Christians all over the world in welcoming into our hearts the King and Ruler of all creation born of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We hope this Christmas finds you and your family in good health and grace.
Celebrating the Nativity of the Lord Jesus gives us the opportunity to once again return to the true spirit and joy of this blessed season. You and I must be witnesses of the Lord Jesus, reminding all our neighbors and friends of the birth of the Lord. For some, Christmas has become the season of materialism and indulgence. We must remind others to make it a season of faith and charity, announcing to the world the great love and mercy of God. Only then can we rediscover true spirit of Christmas.
As you gather with your family and friends, consider the lights of the Christmas tree and those outside as a symbol of Jesus Christ, the “Light of the World." Allow the light of Christ to penetrate deep into your hearts and the hearts of others, so that all may rediscover faith, renew a commitment to Him, and relive the mysteries we celebrate. May the Infant Child Jesus and his most Blessed Mother grant you the joy and peace of this holy season and keep you and your loved ones safe. Wishing you a Blessed Christmas.
All My Love,