By now, most of us have had a chance to celebrate this Holy time marking the birth of our Savior.
We've journeyed through the Advent Season, watching, waiting, and preparing to welcome Christ anew into our families, parishes, and own hearts.
And today, we stand on the cusp of a new calendar year. We Catholics get two new years. The first begins with Advent and the second just after midnight, a solar new year.
-So what did you experience over this past year; what were the highs and lows?
-How did God touch you and your family’s lives?
-Was there a moment or moments when you felt called to renewal personally or as a family?
God gives us the power not only to overcome the darkness but to shine the light of Christ into our families and for all the world to see. A sure reason to begin 2020 with the joy and hope of being children of God!
May God bless you and your families in this New Year!
About Father David Marcham
Reverend David S. Marcham is the Vice Postulator for the Cause of Venerable Patrick Peyton, and Director of the Father Peyton Guild, whose members pray for Father Peyton’s beatification and spread his message of the importance of Family Prayer. Prior to becoming a seminarian, Father David was a physical therapist and clinical instructor, serving hospital inpatients and outpatients throughout the greater Boston area for eleven years. In 1998 he heard the call to priesthood and was ordained in the Archdiocese of Boston in 2005. Father David grew up in Quincy, MA, and has fond memories of playing soccer, tennis and running track. You’re never without a friend when Father David is around, as he welcomes everyone into his circle with a smile on his face!