This Wednesday, March 25, is the Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord. That means that there are exactly nine months until Christmas. This is actually the patronal (or perhaps we should say, the matronal) feast for our parish whose full name is “The Annunciation of the Ever Virgin Mary, Mother of God.”
It was at the Annunciation that Christ took flesh in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mother. It is the true beginning of our salvation. During the Nicene Creed, which we recite at Mass, when we get to the words, “By the power of the Holy Spirit He was born of the Virgin Mary,” we bow showing special reverence for this distinct moment. His incarnation, took place at the moment when Mary spoke her Fiat, “Let it be done to me according to your word”.
On this feast we celebrate our own salvation, but we here at Mother of God Church give thanks to God for the many years of blessings and graces bestowed upon generations of Catholics in our parish.