Parent Teacher Talk

The Nativity of the Lord


Dec. 25, 2022

Gospel of John

Jn 1:1-18

In the Reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah

Is 52:7-10

God leads his people back from the exile in Babylon to Zion, from whose ruined walls sentinels shout for joy. The Church reapplies this passage to the Christmas event.

"Your God is King" in his Messiah, on whose shoulders "dominion is laid ... [ and who] shall be called " Wonderful-Counselor." This represents "glad tidings," "euangelion" (Gospel), indeed, for the Lord comforts his people, leading us back from exile to our abode with him.

The Responsorial Psalm is that that we put our trust in Jesus because of his love and kindness and that he has done great things for us, so we should be filled with joy and love for him and to be like him

in your self-giving. He raises up the lowly from the dust; from the dunghill he lifts up the poor. Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. The Lord hears the cry of the poor!

In the Reading, From the Letter to the Hebrews

Heb 1:1-6

God has spoken to us through his Son, his Word "made flesh." This Son "is the refulgence of [ the Father's] glory." It is true that we Christians can-- like all human beings-- find God in his creation, daily life, and any religious statement through which he speaks " in partial and various ways." However, we possess " the very imprint of [ the Father's] being , his Word made flesh, in the Lord Jesus, given to us in Bethlehem of Judah.

In the Gospel of John

Jn 1:1-18

The Gospel uses both the "Word" model (God's Word made flesh) and the symbolism of light to elucidate what the Lord Jesus is supposed to mean to us Christians. The light can shine in darkness and not overcome it. "The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.

Are you opening up and accepting it? Only then will your Christmas be real and your Christmas joy not be gone with your tree on the garbage heap! "God of love... make us faithful to your Word"

Newsy Notes


Deacon Bob Brazier, CRE

Merry Christmas !

and a

Happy new Year!



Remember our last PSR class will be on the 18th of December

Will resume on January 8th


Our Net Ministry will be here once again.

The 8th Grade class will have their retreat January 14th starting at 9:00am

here at St. Thomas More


Our next 8th Grade Confirmation Class will be held in Faith Formation Room at 11:15 on January 15th

Address future PSR and Sacramental Preparation Questions to:

Deacon Bob Brazier at

Bring Your Children To Mass?

When Jesus reprimanded the apostles for wanting

to keep children away from Him (see Mt 19:14),

He did not give an age or behavior requirement.

At the baptism of a child, parents and sponsors

promise to teach their children the Catholic faith

and “to bring them up according to

the law of Christ and His Church.”

The Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us,

“The Sunday celebration of the Lord’s Day

and his Eucharist is at the

heart of the Church’s life” (No. 2177).

This importance is shown in attendance at Mass

and rest from labor, the first of the precepts of the Church.

Click the link below to read why you should bring your children to Mass:


Divine Lord, send your Holy Spirit anew into our hearts and cleanse us from all sin so we may adore and worship you in Spirit and in truth. Create in us a greater love for your Word and a keener desire to serve you and our fellow men. Remove all malice, bitterness, and resentment from our minds, and fill us with your abundant grace. In Christ Jesus our Savior and Friend. AMEN

“Lord, I too lack the necessary faith to see the blessings that accompany Your Cross, as well as the many crosses I am given in life. Help me to be purified in my faith so that I can see Your hand at work in all things, even suffering, injustice and persecution. May I see life from Your perspective alone. Jesus, I trust in You."