The Holy Eucharist is our most treasured gift of the Church. It is the source and summit of our Christian life and stands above all else. As Advent begins, we wait anxiously for the coming of Jesus. Let us remember that Jesus is truly with us at every Mass in the Holy Eucharist. We receive Him and all the graces He bestows upon us. The Holy Eucharist is a gift of the Church and a gift to you.
We are all called to live out the commitment, love, and sacrifice exemplified by the Holy Family. As the first Church, the Holy Family reminds us that our families are also meant to be domestic churches centered on Christ. It was in the quiet moments of family life that Jesus was prepared for his ministry, and it is in the small, quiet moments of our lives that we are sanctified. The Holy Family is a gift of the Church and a gift to you.