St. Bede Parish

PASTOR: Rev. Edward M. Bryce
DEACON ADMIN:  Deacon Rick Tucek

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Father Bryce’s Message

December 10, 2017
Reflections: Behold the Lamb of God

“Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation.”

“John the Baptist is ‘more than a prophet.’ In him, the Holy Spirit concludes his speaking through the prophets. John completes the cycle of prophets begun by Elijah. He proclaims the imminence of the consolation of Israel; he is the ‘voice’ of the Consoler who is coming. As the Spirit of truth will also do, John ‘came to bear witness to the light.’ In John’s sight, the Spirit thus brings to completion the careful search of the prophets and fulfills the longing of the angels. ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit. And I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son God. … Behold, the Lamb of God.’”

December 3, 2017
Reflections: God prepared the way

“Lord, make us turn to you; let us see your face and we shall be saved.”

“The coming of God’s Son to earth is an event of such immensity that God willed to prepare for it over centuries. He makes everything converge on Christ: all the rituals
and sacrifices, figures and symbols of the ‘First Covenant.’ He announces him through the mouths of the prophets who succeeded one another in Israel. Moreover, he awakens in the hearts of the pagans a dim expectation of this coming.” (CCC, 71)

“We believe in the Lord Jesus and invite you to join us in this Spirit driven and soul satisfying journey to the Father through the Son.”


-Father Bryce