To the readers – Happy and Holy Christmas! Exchange of greetings

Merry Christmas to all of you readers, near and far!

Whatever is going on in your lives, make this one as simple as you can: thank the Lord for His humble birth as our Savior, tell Him you love Him, and be good to those around you.

I will remember all of you, especially those who have asked for prayers, during Midnight Mass and I will say one of my three Masses for those of you who have been so good to me as benefactors.

I wish you and yours many graces and much happiness for Christmas.

Feel free to chime in with your greetings to each other, as well.

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55 Responses to To the readers – Happy and Holy Christmas! Exchange of greetings

  1. A blessed Christmas season to you Fr Z!

  2. teaguytom says:

    Merry Christmas

  3. mamajen says:

    Merry Christmas, Father! Thank you for all that you do here on your blog.

  4. God bless you, Father Z. and the happiest of Christmases to you. Being part of your online community is, for me, a wonderful part of being Catholic. May the Lord prosper you and your work in this new year!

  5. benedetta says:

    Merry Christmas!

  6. Bea says:

    May God’s Love and Mercy engulf us all today and every day of our lives.

    God Bless us, all, and may He lead us gently where we must go.

  7. ladytatslace says:

    The Blessings we receive this Christmas Season are as wonderous as a choir of Angels and as numerous as the stars in the sky.
    May God’s mercy rain down on Fr Z and all his blog parishioners now and in the coming New Year.

  8. lh says:

    God bless you Father. Merry Christmas.

  9. Gratias says:

    Feliz Navidad Padre Z.

  10. Merry Christmas Father! You’re on my prayer list! I pray Our Lady hold you in warm embrace.

  11. Angie Mcs says:

    A flu bug suddenly hit our family today and we missed the most beautiful part of the holiday, Midnight Mass at our wonderful parish. I so wanted to be part of the celebration of His birth and clear my mind of all the secular and material preparation. Yet I feel he is with me here as well.

    Thank you for your thoughts, Father. I will indeed reach out with a loving thank you to our Lord. I will think of him with love and gratitude as I go to sleep, and reflect on that wonderful night so long ago.

    Thank you also, Father, for your wonderful blog, for sharing your wisdom, guidance and humor, as well as to everyone here. I have learned so much, including the fact that one can disagree and still be kind and respectful. Merry Christmas and sincerest prayers for Gods blessings to you all.

  12. Vincenzo says:

    Merry Christmas Father Z!

  13. AloysiusJM says:

    Merry Christmas Father! (we just got back from Midnight High Mass, which was beautiful. and I must be tired because I almost typed “happy birthday”.)

    And Merry Christmas all you WDTPRSers!

  14. Paulo says:

    Merry Christmas Father Z! Merry Christmas to all!

  15. PaulK says:

    Merry Christmas Fr. Z. Many thanks for your hard work everyday.

  16. Liz says:

    Merry Christmas, Father! I also prayed for you at church tonight. Thanks for everything you do!

    A few hours ago I was all cranky and overwhelmed and muttering about how mothers should get dispensations for Christmas mass or something…then later I stepped into our beautiful, but humble little church for Midnight Mass and it was so wonderfully decorated and the mass was gloriously beautiful and I was grateful and happy that I got to go! We got to pray near Baby Jesus too. I love that.

    God bless you all!

  17. solideopileolus says:

    May the advent of the Holy Christ Child bring everlasting joy and peace to you and to all those you cherish!! A very Merry Christmas to one and all!

    ***Et vidimus gloriam eius***

    -

  18. pmullane says:

    Merry Christmas to you Father, please be assured of my prayers, and thank you for all you do for us.

    Merry Christmas also to all of Fr’s readers.

  19. revs96 says:

    Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

  20. Art says:

    Merry Christmas Fr. Z and to all your readers!

  21. Darren says:

    A most Blessed and Merry Christmas to all!

  22. VexillaRegis says:

    Merry Christmas, dear friends on here! Or, as we say in this part of the world: Glaedelig Jul!, God Jul! and Hyvää joulua!

  23. wanda says:

    Merry Christmas Fr. Z. and thanks for all that you do for us. I wish I had words to explain what it has meant to be a part of your on-line flock. My faith life has grown deeper and I think that has translated to my husband, as well. May God bless you and all wdtprsers.

    Glory to God in the highest.

  24. ejcmartin says:

    Merry Christmas to all from “the Rock”.

  25. DanW says:

    A Blessed and Merry Christmas to all!

  26. ByzCath08 says:

    Christ is Born! Glorify him!

    Thy nativity, O Christ our God,
    has shown the light of wisdom to all the world;
    for by it, those who worshiped the stars
    were taught by a star to adore Thee
    the Sun of Righteousness,
    and to know Thee, the Orient from on high.
    O Lord, glory to Thee.

  27. fvhale says:

    Merry Christmas to all from the Pacific coast!
    Natus est vobis hodie Salvator, qui est Christus Dominus, in civitate David
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  28. Joan M says:

    A Very Happy Christmas to Fr. Z and all his regular blog readers and commenters from Trinidad.

  29. Cathy says:

    Merry Christmas! I made spaghetti for my family on Christmas Eve, my nephews were surprised that I can cook. They said it was good, I had a hard time tasting anything. Saturday, the Archbishop consecrated the new altar at our parish. Deacon John, who is a transitional deacon, ordained in Rome two months ago is home for Christmas. He will be ordained a priest in June, please keep him in your prayers! Sometimes I am so discouraged by the apparent darkness of the times in which we live, then the more awesome and eternal Love and Light of God is made present and conquers it. Pray for conversions!

  30. Admiral-GER says:

    Gesegnete Weihnachten, Hochwürden.

  31. cyejbv says:

    Merry Christmas Father Z.
    I want to thank you for being a priest, and specifically for the work you do on this blog.

    I have a friend who is a ‘public figure’/speaker/ author named is Chris Stefanick; he’s the director of the youth ministry for the archdiocese in Denver, and he posted the below on his FB wall :

    I STAND WITH OUR PRIESTS.

    I know priests who have been spit at. Called pedophiles. Told “FU” by strangers for walking in their clerics in public. They get a bad rap from this world – all of them unfairly smeared by a few sickos.
    ….
    They’ve given up families of their own to give Jesus to us on Christmas.
    When I sin, they’re there to hear my confession.
    When I die some day, they’ll be there in the middle of the night praying with my family.
    ….
    As St. John Vianney, the patron saint of parish priests, puts it, “The priest continues the work of redemption on earth … If we really understood the priest on earth, we would die not of fright but of love … the Priesthood is the love of the heart of Jesus.”
    —————————
    Amen I say, and thank you again Fr.Z! God Bless You.

  32. Andreas says:

    Dear Father Z. To you and all reading this, from the Austrian Tirol may I wish you a ‘Gesegnete Weihnachten und Guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr’; that is, a blessed Christmas and (literally) a “good slide” into the new year to come.

    Admiral-GER: Alles gute aus der Österreichisches Ausserfern!

  33. MaryW says:

    Father, wishing you and all your readers a blessed and joyous Christmas season! Thank you for sharing your knowledge and wisdom with your followers. You are in my daily prayers.

  34. Joel says:

    Merry Christmas to All!

  35. Mariana says:

    Thank you, Father! Merry Christmas! God bless you!

  36. Mariana says:

    And God Jul to all!

  37. annmac says:

    Merry Christmas Father!

  38. bernadette says:

    Merry Christmas to Father Z and to all from the great state of California!

  39. poohbear says:

    Merry Christmas, Fr Z, and thank you for the work you do with this blog.

    I pray daily for Fr Z and all the prayer requests posted here. Merry Christmas everyone.

  40. xsosdid says:

    Merry Christmas, Fr Z and all WDTPRSers from Canada. Peace and joy!

  41. The Sicilian Woman says:

    Wishes for a Merry Christmas and blessed Christmas season, and a Happy, Holy New Year to Fr. Z. and all here! Thank you to those who have taught me about my faith and for providing spiritual companionship.

  42. Catholictothecore says:

    A Blessed Christmas to Fr. Z and all who drop by daily, occasionally to Fr. Z’s blog. Here’s wishing everyone a 2013 filled with love and laughter.

  43. contrarian says:

    Merry Christmas to Father Z and to everyone who reads WDTPRS. Blessing to you all.

  44. Andkaras says:

    A Christmas card to you all from me, see Msgr. Charles Popes you tube post called “Ft. Lincoln Cemetery-Stained Glass, the lyrics are ,Christe lux mundi, qui sequitur te,habibit lumen vitae,lumen vitae. And pray for my 5th grandchild ,to be born on St. Stephens day.

  45. Trad Catholic Girl says:

    Merry Christmas, Fr. Z!

  46. JKnott says:

    Merry Christmas Father Z , and readers of this wonderful blog, with much gratitude to the Lord for you all, and praying that “His Majesty” will bring you profound joy during this holy season and in the new year.

  47. Clinton R. says:

    A most joyous and blessed Christmas to you, Father Zuhlsdorf. Thank you for your blog that greatly edifies us. Thank you for the great concern you have for our souls. Thank you for heeding the Lord’s call to the priesthood of His Holy Catholic Church. May the Lord bless you abundantly. +JMJ+

    To my brothers and sisters who read and comment on Father’s blog:
    A joyful and peaceful Christmas to you and your loved ones.

    Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men of goodwill.

  48. Torpedo1 says:

    A very merry Christmas to Father Z, and everyone who reads this blog. I love that for us Catholics, Christmas has just started, that we get to rest in it, as Fr. says and so keep those Christmas greetings going, even if people give you an odd look. Thank you Fr. Z, and to all good and holy priests and religious everywhere. We would be lost without you.

  49. aragonjohn7 says:

    Hope you continue to have a glorious Christmas.

    God bless

  50. mairead says:

    Merry Christmas Father Z. May 2013 bring you all you need .

  51. tealady24 says:

    A blessed Christmas Season to you Fr. Z. ; may we all turn to Mary and learn to be silent in the love and trust of our Blessed Lord!

  52. CatherineTherese says:

    Merry Christmas Fr. Z! Thank you for your blog, for your encouragement and prayers, and for answering the call to the priesthood.

    To you and all your readers, a hearty WDTPRS oorah! from Albany, NY.

  53. Merry Christmas Fr Z and thank you for all the work you put into the blog.

    Merry Christmas and many blessings to all out there. Sure do love reading your comments. Remember me in your prayers.