“. . . Celebrate the birth of Christ by being Christ for others! God has given us the grace to make sure others don’t feel alone despite physical distancing and much more difficult circumstances. Jesus fulfills Scripture through us when we realize more deeply that He dwells within us, helping others believe, sing and proclaim, “God is With Us, Understand This All You Nations! And Be Humbled, For God Is With Us!”
(excerpt from PASTORAL LETTER FROM THE UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS OF CANADA ON THE OCCASION OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD 2020-2021)
Here we are, beginning the new calendar year in an official lockdown. The pandemic rages and we look to our celebration of Rizdvo without the tumult of gatherings and community at our parish home. This year we reflect on the mystery and miracle of the Nativity in a greater stillness, perhaps even with renewed and deeper gratitude.
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