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Liturgical Propers

Dearest Parishioners and friends of St. Basil's:

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory forever!

Beloved I write to you with a heavy heart. The horrific massacre in Connecticut left me overwhelmed... The pain an the sorrow of parents losing a child is great, but losing a child under such circumstances must be beyond horrific. Please pray for these souls and the for those left behind to pick up the pieces. May Divine Consolation be theirs in deed.

Here is the only bulletin you will see until the new year. Check the times for services and don't assume it will be what was last year, as I have other obligations. In my trying to give myself as fully as possible often I encounter well intention people warning me not to burn the candle at both ends. I never knew how to excuse my commitment, this week I found a wonderful reflection by no other than Bishop Fulton Sheen: "Burning the candle at both ends for God's sake may be foolishness to the world, but it is a profitable Christian exercise-for so much better the light. Only one thing in life matters. Being found worthy of the Light of the World in the hour of His visitation. We need have no undue fear for our health if we work hard for the kingdom of God; God will take care of our health if we take care of His cause. In any case it is better to burn out than to rust out".

I hope you have a great St. Philips fast journey and a wonderful celebration of Christmas. Make sure you take time to come to a good confession during these days.

Yours as always,

Fr. Robert Moreno