My dear Friends in Christ,
Having celebrated the Solemnity of Christ the King this past Sunday, we now enter into a new liturgical year. As we celebrate the First Sunday in Advent we find ourselves once again called to prepare the way of the Lord.
As we think back over the past year, we reflect on what we have accomplished in this regard. How have we lived so as to make ready the way of the Lord?
How much effort have we put into making our lives reflect the life to which the Lord calls us? How much closer to the Lord are we as we begin this new year than we were when we started back on the First Sunday in Advent 2017? What in our life has changed for the better? Are we closer to the Lord, to his Word, to his Church?
The answers to these few questions will provide us with a way to go as we begin again to prepare the way of the Lord. I pray that we all have a truly blessed Advent season so that when the great celebration of the Nativity arrives we will be able to say we’ve done the very best we could with the time the Lord has given us.
Be assured always of my prayers. Please, pray for me.
Yours devotedly in the Lord,
Most Rev. Roger J. Foys, D.D.
Bishop of Covington