The birth of John the Baptist and the start the Fortnight for Religious Liberty

06-24-2012Weekly ReflectionFr. Tim Christy

Dear Parish Family;

This week end we celebrate the Birth of St. John the Baptist.  It is unusual to celebrate a birth of a saint in the liturgy.  We normally celebrate the death of a Saint because it marks their birth to eternal life; the fulfillment of all they worked.  It is also unusual that a Saint would be celebrated on a Sunday.  However this year June 24th falls on a Sunday and because of the importance of who St. John the Baptist is in his connection to pointing us to Christ, we honor his birth, even on a Sunday.