Saturday ~ 5:00 p.m.
Sunday ~ 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.
Monday-Friday (except Thursday)
8:30 a.m., at the Chapel
Consult the Bulletin
Saturday ~ 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.
at the Church (Library)
Consult the Bulletin for
First and third Sunday
by appointment only
Arrangements must be made six months in advance
5545 Opal Drive
Mon.-Fri. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
2016-2017 Guidebook Ministries
Rev. George A. Vrabel
The Bible repeatedly tells us of
God’s love. In the beginning, when God
created the heavens and the earth, His love was poured out upon us… and still
to this day we are the recipients of that love. Mary and Elizabeth both gave birth to a child that would change the
course of history. John the Baptist was
the forerunner of Jesus – preaching a baptism of repentance. Jesus was The Christ… the Savior of the
world, the child whose birth will be heralded and celebrated throughout the
world. And yet, in the midst of all the
wonder and awe of God’s love, are we transformed?
Christmas means many different
things to us all. Memories of family,
gifts and gatherings may still warm our hearts, but do we know the love that
God poured out into even the smallest of our exchanges? So often we reminisce of those good old days,
but fail to remember that God is just as alive… just as loving… and just as
present in our midst as He was back then. Jesus’ love for us is real – in both the good and the difficult days of
My wish for us all is that we
celebrate His love with gratitude. May
we have gratitude for the gentleness of hands and the sincerity of efforts –
even when we don’t understand or agree. May we have gratitude for the presence of Jesus in the stranger and the
friend – even when we are confused or uncertain. May we have gratitude for the opportunity to
welcome the peace of God into the world – even when we daily hear of injustice
and violence. May we find ways to embrace
His love in every event, and may your celebration of Christmas 2017 be one of
great blessings for unto us a Son is given.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Fr. George Vrabel
Church/Catechetical Center Chapel/Admin Bldg.
5500 Lear Nagle 5545 Opal Drive
North Ridgeville, OH 44039
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