We are very excited about this weekend. We are welcoming Archbishop William Lori, who will be touring our campus on Sunday morning and then celebrating the 12n Mass. On the day of his installation he pulled me aside to tell me he wanted to visit Nativity as soon as his schedule permitted, and this weekend was selected. He wanted to make a trip here early on, because “I’ve heard a lot about Nativity.”
Here’s why I’m excited.
This is a great opportunity for us to recognize afresh and celebrate again what God is doing here and the movement of God that is going on that we all get to be a part of. It is also an opportunity to communicate and clarify to the larger Church, where we can sometimes be misunderstood, what is really going on. And we can have some fun doing it (Archbishop Lori has a great sense of humor too, as you’ll see).
Here’s what I need you to do.
If you are a parishioner or friend of Nativity, and you are anything like remotely able to change your schedule, I need for you to join us on Sunday at noon. If you are serving at another Mass, come back for this Mass. If you are out of town, return early and join us. An enthusiastic crowd of worshipers, singing, clapping and praying, fully engaged and joy filled, will tell the story we want to tell, explanations won’t be necessary. Come and help us tell our story. Pack the House.