The majority of people living on our planet profess to be believers. This should spur religions to dialogue among themselves for the sake of protecting nature, defending the poor, and building networks of respect and fraternity –Pope Francis, Laudato Si, para 201 (CCSJ Social Justice Education Committee)
On Saturday, December 14 Archbishop Jason Gordon was the chief celebrant at CREDI’s Thanksgiving Mass. Vicar General Fr Martin Sirju and CREDI President Fr Jason Boatswain were the concelebrants. The Mass was celebrated on the Feast Day of St John of the Cross (1542–1591), one of the Doctors of the Church.
In his excellent homily, Archbishop Gordon referred to the great persecutions that this Saint endured during his lifetime, even from his own Order. Despite all his trials and tribulations, he kept his heart and mind focused on the Lord. He devoted himself to Christ’s passion and had a great love of the Cross that Christ bore for our sins. Despite his many sufferings, he kept his eyes fixed on Christ, the North Star.
His Grace reminded us that in the era in which we live; an era in which the only constant is change, Christ must be our North Star. As we prepare to commemorate the Lord’s birth let us also look forward to the future when He will come again in glory and consider how He lives among us in the present.