A Holy and Happy Christmas to all of you

Thank you, everyone, for the greetings you have sent by email.

I will remember especially those of you who have been benefactors in a Christmas Mass.

I wish a happy and holy Christmas to you and yours.

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  1. Rich says:

    Thank you, Father. A happy and holy Christmas to you and yours, too!

  2. Vincent. says:

    A Holy and Happy Christmas to you as well. Thank you for all that you do.

  3. JamesA says:

    Felix dies Nativitatis, Father ! May God continue to bless you for your good and necessary work.
    Don’t know what we’d do without WDTPRS ?!!!

  4. Elizabeth D says:

    Merry and holy Christmas Fr Z, and everyone!

    Worth a click, Fr George Beyers keeps warm on Christmas Eve, as he reverently destroys his retired Sacramentary in his cast iron stove that heats his hermitage on Holy Souls Mountain:

    Everybody should read that blog, it’s wonderful.

  5. TNCath says:

    Happy Christmas, Father Z! Prayers and best wishes!

  6. pm125 says:

    Thank you – and the best to you and all.

  7. pm125 says:

    Oh, the Advent wreath at top looks really nice.

  8. AloysiusJM says:

    Thank you Father, I hope you have a holy and Merry Christmas too!

    Merry Christmas my fellow WDTPRSers!

  9. Geoffrey says:

    A very blessed Christmas to you, Father, and to all reading this!

    Felicem diem Nativitatis! Feliz Natal! Buon Natale! Joyeux Noël!

  10. Fr Deacon Daniel says:

    Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

    “Your Nativity, O Christ our God, has shone to the world the light of wisdom! For by it, those who worshipped the stars, were taught by a star to adore You, the Sun of righteousness, and to know You, the Orient from on high. O Lord, glory to You!” – Troparion for the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ

    Merry Christmas to you, Father Z!

  11. skull kid says:

    Merry Christmas to Father Z and to all my fellow readers.

  12. SemiSpook says:

    Merry Christmas, Father Z! Watched the broadcast of Midnight Mass from Il Vaticano with my youngest this morning (we were up because we were hungry on our 8 month birthday, as she’s our little Easter Bunny from this year), and interesting to see the acolytes were from St. John Vianney’s out in your neck of the woods. Sure was different to hear a voice other than Cardinal Foley’s (RIP). Stupid DVR cut off recording right in the middle of the Canon, though, so I didn’t get to see Il Papa place the Child Jesus in the creche this time.

  13. VivaLaMezzo says:

    Merry Christmas, Father Z! Please pray for us, we are celebrating our first traditional Latin high mass in our parish. Deo gratias!

  14. Mariana says:

    Thank YOU, Father! Merry Christmas!

  15. wanda says:

    Merry Christmas, Fr. Z. & all wdtprs’ers! God bless us, every one.

  16. J Kusske says:

    A joyous and blessed Nativity of Our Lord! In the local parish in Seattle where I am visiting family we were happy to find the formerly awful practices turned vastly for the better with a reverent young priest steering things now and a considerable dose of Latin in their Midnight Mass. I used my Christmas carol experience to carry the bass harmonies to the songs the little choir were doing. Only male acolytes, kneeling for the Credo at mention of the Incarnation, and much else good. We thanked him afterwards and told him “brick by brick”, which he seemed to understand–maybe he’s a reader of the blog! If it can happen so well here, it can elsewhere–Deo gratias!

  17. shane says:

    Merry Christmas and a happy new year to Fr Z and all the readers of this blog!

  18. gloriainexcelsis says:

    Holy and Happy Christmas, Father. Don’t know what we would do without you.

  19. NonSumDignus says:

    Merry Christmas Father! Thank you for everything.

  20. Maria says:

    A very Holy, happy and Blessed Christmas to you as well Father Z , and to all others on here.

  21. Charles E Flynn says:

    A Happy and Holy Christmas to all!

    Why Priests Are Happy: A Study of the Psychological and Spiritual Health of Priests, by Stephen J. Rosetti.

    From David Crumm’s review on Amazon.com:

    Why read this book if you’re not Catholic? Many of the findings are surprising and are widely applicable to anyone interested in religious life. Here is one example among many. Rossetti asked in detail about each respondent’s experience with prayer, then he compared that with other factors in the research project. He found: “Private prayer is directly correlated with improvement in both one’s psychic and spiritual health.” What’s more, as prayer time increases, people are “less emotionally exhausted … less depressed … deal with stress in less dysfunctional ways … are less likely to be obese … are less likely to be lonely … are happier.”

  22. Christmas blessings, Father Z, and to all who drop into this watering hole!

    May the holy angels keep you, and all travelers safe this Christmas season.

  23. Catholictothecore says:

    Merry Christmas, Fr. Z. Thank you for all that you do for us.

  24. UncleBlobb says:

    Merry Christmas Father! And I also thank you.

  25. Centristian says:

    Merry Christmas, Father Z, and to all of your readers.

  26. irishgirl says:

    I’m a day late-don’t have Internet at home, and I’m at the mercy of library and / or bookstore hours to obtain it-so I’m going to say, ” A belated ‘Mary Christ-Mass’ to you, Father Z, and to all fellow readers of WDTPRS!”
    And to those readers from ‘across the pond’, Happy Boxing Day to you!

  27. Supertradmum says:


    You may be interested to know that in Ireland, Republic of…, today is St. Stephen’s Day and most things, not all, and, of course, not the pubs, are closed. I forgot about this and was glad to find the SuperValu open for bread, cheese, etc. So, greetings to you from across the pond, t’other way.

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