+++Wishing a very MERRY CHRISTMAS to our St. John Parish family!+++May God bless you and your families this Christmas season!+++Lord, thank you for coming to us as a small infant to model for us the self-emptying and sacrificial way we should live our own lives! Mary, thank you for your “yes” in bringing Jesus to us; you are the Theotokos, the first “Christ-bearer.” And Joseph, thank you for accepting God’s will in your life and lovingly showing us how to cooperate in the work to which God has called us. Amen.+++