People came from near and far throughout the diocese to meet Bishop Edward K. Braxton at his residence Dec. 20 at his annual Christmas reception.
Jesus of Nazareth is the reason why we are gathered here this afternoon, on the first Sunday of Advent. Jesus of Nazareth asks our strife-torn world, our polarized nation, our far-flung Diocese, our Gallatin County, our new parish, and all of us to make a place in the cold stable of our hearts for the Prince of Peace to be born anew at Christmastide.
Happy Easter! American culture has almost completely secularized the celebration of Christmas. Our commercialized society takes us from “Turkey Day” (Thanksgiving) to “the Holidays” with little or no serious attention given to the birth of the Messiah!
The Diocese of Belleville was privileged to have the relic of the heroic St. Maria Goretti in our Cathedral of St. Peter all day on October 19. This was a time of grace for all of us.
Bishop Edward K. Braxton invites everyone to a special liturgy at 9 a.m. Nov. 2 in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel of the cathedral in Belleville.