December 26: Message From Fr. Hottovy

“The shepherds went in haste, and found Mary and Joseph and the Infant lying in a manger.” + Luke 2:16 [Entrance Antiphon, Mass of the Holy Family] Dear Parishioners, The Entrance Antiphon for this weekend’s Mass keeps us focused on Christ birth and reminds us of the genius of the Catholic celebration of Christmas: Christmas doesn’t end on December 26th …

December 18: Message From Fr. Hottovy

“Drop down dew from above, you heavens, and let the clouds rain down the Just One; let the earth be opened and bring forth a Savior.” + Isaiah 45:8 [Entrance Antiphon, 4th Sunday of Advent] Dear Parishioners, The Entrance Antiphon for this weekend’s Mass tells us to let the heavenly dew of Christ come down upon us and give us …

December 11: Message From Fr. Hottovy

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice.  Indeed, the Lord is near.” + Philippians 4:4-5 (Entrance Antiphon, 3rd Sunday of Advent) Dear Parishioners, Surely the Entrance Antiphon for this weekend’s Mass doesn’t apply to 2020.  To rejoice?!  The repetition of this command to rejoice is spoken to us exactly when there are challenges, hardships and difficulties.  This reminder …