Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Hyacinth Basilica,
The Savior of the world came down from heaven. Let us rejoice!
This message of deep joy was heard on the night of Bethlehem.
Today, with the same joy, the Church proclaims them anew:
the Savior is born to us! On the threshold of the nativity scene,
we contemplate the One who, out of love for man,
emptied himself of the glory of God and became poor.
Christmas is another opportunity to send heartfelt wishes and thanks for another year of our cooperation and prayer. Every day I experience so much warmth, kindness and love that it is difϐicult to ϐind the right words to thank for everything. I pray every day that God Himself will reward you for the kindness and generosity with which you support St. Hyacinth parish. The year of St. Joseph has ended. The Eucharist, which has become the content of our Sunday catechesis, I believe fervently, I am convinced, has sunk deep into our hearts and minds. I am glad that with a joint effort and with God’s help, we could have done so much.
New challenges and new perspectives lie ahead. Christmas and New Year bring hope for a better tomorrow for our families, for our parish community, our city and our Nation. A helpless infant in a poor stable restores dignity to every life that is born, gives hope to the doubting and the depressed. The Son of God came to heal the wounded and to give meaning to everything, even death. We must open ourselves to this truth and live it in the light of faith. Even though in the world there is so much anxiety, violence, lack of love and respect for one another, may no one lose hope in the power of God’s Love! May Christ be a light and strength for everyone who believes and strives for true encounter with God. May we cooperate to create and strengthen the civilization of love. For you and your families we send our most cordial wishes of peace, joy, kindness and true love ϐlowing from the manger of Bethlehem.
On behalf of the Resurrectionist brothers, sisters and workers, I bless you from my heart
Fr. Stanislaw Jankowski, CR