By Most Reverend Gerald Barnes

 In this Christmas Season we celebrate the birth of the Lord Jesus. Emmanuel, God with us. It is a time of joy for us as Catholic Christians because we understand, and we feel in our hearts, that the incarnation of God, brought into our world to be among us, set the path for our own salvation.

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By Most Reverend Gerald Barnes

 Part of our Catholic faith tradition is to mark and celebrate specific periods of time according to their historical and/or spiritual significance. From Feast Days to Holy Week to liturgical seasons, these moments allow us to reflect on what it means to be Catholic and, hopefully, to recommit ourselves to living out the faith.

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By Bishop Gerald R. Barnes

 Beginning with the moment he called Peter and Andrew to follow him in ministry, the Lord Jesus did not hesitate to ask those he encountered to embark on a new path in their life. Those many moments throughout the scriptures, from Peter to Zacchaeus to the woman at the well to Paul, inspire us to be open to the transformation that Jesus offers us in our own lives.

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