December 21, 2015
My Dear Friends,
The Christmas gospel speaks to us of family — rejoicing at a child’s birth, their lives uniquely affected by God’s presence in their midst, responding with faith and trust to their special role in the history of salvation.
The example of the Holy Family inspires us as we celebrate Christmas. As they rejoice at Jesus’ birth, so too do we, remembering the new divine life made possible by Jesus’ life on Earth.
To each of you I extend my prayerful best wishes for a joyous and blessed Christmas.
I am deeply grateful to all of you for what is being accomplished in the life of our Parish here at St. Joseph’s Church in Greenwich Village. As you know, my term as Pastor finishes on December 31, 2015. It has been a blessing to have been with you these past 12 years.
A blessed Christmas to you all,
Fr. John P. McGuire, O.P.