May the God of infinite goodness and tenderness, touch your hearts with the love of Christ, the ‘Word-Son’ made flesh. Amen.
May God, who desires that the great joy of the Son’s Birth be known by all, fill your hearts and minds with gladness and make you heralds of Jesus’ Gospel. Amen.
And may God, who by the Incarnation brought together the earthly and heavenly realm,
deepen the communion you feel with all of your loved ones in heaven. Amen.
And may the blessing of the Most High God, the Father, and the Son, + and the Holy Spirit, rest upon you and remain with you forever. Amen.
Be assured that all of you will be remembered in our prayers and Masses here at St. Francis Retreat House during Christmas time and New Year’s.
Peace and joy to you all!
(Fr. Henry Beck is the pastor at the St. Francis Retreat House in Easton, Pa.)