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Cortlandt Manor, New York 10567

1969 Crompond Road
Cortlandt Manor, New York 10567
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​Dear Friends,

​As many of you may already know, with the celebration of Christ the King this weekend, we close out the Liturgical year of the Church. Having celebrated the great mysteries of Christ’s life through the year, we are invited to follow Him as faithful disciples and make Him the “King of our hearts”.  
Next weekend, we begin a new liturgical year with the First Sunday of Advent, as we begin our spiritual preparation for the Birth of Christ at Christmas. Advent is not so much a time of penance (even though the practice of fasting and almsgiving are always a good thing). The practice of penance takes on a more prominent role during the season of Lent.  
Advent is much more a time of “living in expectation”; Awaiting the glorious day when God’s Word takes on Flesh and enters human history to bring us out of darkness into His marvelous light. Like the “wise men” of old we follow the star to find fulfillment for our lives and the remedy for our ills. 
There is no better way to be a faithful disciple of Christ than by celebrating the liturgical year of the Church and partaking of the Sacraments which are the very life of God. It is for this that Jesus was born into the world and for which he gave His life. 
Let us live with an attitude of great expectation. And what can we expect? The very meaning of our lives and our salvation. Have a grace-filled Advent Season! 

 God Bless…. Fr.John