ST. PAUL OF THE CROSS PARISH
1217 Prospect Avenue
Scranton, PA 18505-1797
Phone (570) 343-6420 Fax (570) 343-3664
Email: sacredhearts1217@gmail.com

December 3, 2020

Dear Friends,

Peace and Blessings to all of you!

“The virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and shall name him Emmanuel.”

A promise made to the people of Israel. A promise fulfilled in Christ. Emmanuel. God with us! Truly, God is faithful to his promises … FOREVER!

At the present moment, we live in the midst of great suffering, fear and anxiety. A cloud of darkness envelopes our hearts. As we live our daily lives, we trust in the tender MERCY and COMPASSION of God.

With the birth of the Christ Child, a new day dawns. The darkness is scattered. Despair gives way to hope. Sorrow is turned into joy.

In faith, we approach the Divine Infant. With love burning in our hearts, we gaze upon the face of LOVE. Emmanuel. God with us! The wonderful mystery of the WORD made flesh.

May our Blessed Savior, born in Bethlehem, bless you in this season of hope and grace. May Mary, the mother of Jesus and our Mother, keep you in her loving care. Know that I carry you in my heart.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

In Jesus and Mary,

Father Scott

Rev. Scott Sterowski, Pastor