Parish Priest’s Christmas Message

Dear parishioners, pilgrims and devotees of St. Peregrine,

I wish you all the best for these joyous season of Christmas. May our celebration for the Lord’s nativity be fruitful & meaningful.

The Lord Jesus came into the world to show us in His unconditional & unfathomable love for the fallen humanity to save us from sin & death. As we gaze the nativity scene, the Belen, the Son of God took on our human nature. He enters into our human family & was born in the likeness of men, born of a woman, born under the law, under the family of Joseph and Mary. They are our model of community and of loving each other – showing us the best one, how to be united as one family. We are united to what Joseph did for the family where he protected Jesus from Herod who plotted His death. It is our responsibility to protect and guard the presence of Christ in our hearts, never allowing any harm to overcome us.

let us fight to overcome darkness with light of the presence of Christ in our lives. We will win our victory over darkness through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, by the power of Jesus, her son, the son of God who is God, which is the light of the world. We must remain under Mary’s mantle of protection. Therefore we will be secured in our salvation as Mary, our mother, contained Jesus in her, the source of saving grace.

In Christ,

Rev. Fr. Pascual Ma. Salas, OSM
Parish Priest
St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine and Parish