Archive for December, 2009

Pope Benedict’s Christmas Homily

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

I finally got a chance to read Pope Benedict’s Christmas homily and found myself touched by his message.  I’m glad he got to give it especially after being bumrushed, again.

For most people, the things of God are not given priority, they do not impose themselves on us directly. And so the great majority of us tend to postpone them. First we do what seems urgent here and now. In the list of priorities God is often more or less at the end. We can always deal with that later, we tend to think. The Gospel tells us: God is the highest priority. If anything in our life deserves haste without delay, then, it is God’s work alone.

Today too there are simple and lowly souls who live very close to the Lord. They are, so to speak, his neighbors and they can easily go to see him. But most of us in the world today live far from Jesus Christ, the incarnate God who came to dwell amongst us. We live our lives by philosophies, amid worldly affairs and occupations that totally absorb us and are a great distance from the manger. In all kinds of ways, God has to prod us and reach out to us again and again, so that we can manage to escape from the muddle of our thoughts and activities and discover the way that leads to him.

New Years Party!

Friday, December 25th, 2009

As this fun-filled year comes to an end and we look towards an even crazier new year, it’s time to get together for our annual New Years Eve Party to celebrate the past year! We will be having a potluck-style dinner and playing lots of games. For you veteran party-goers, no gift is necessary this year.


Who: All Watermarkers and YAGs
What: New Years Eve Party
When: Thursday, December 31, 5:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Where: Michelle Wang’s House

What to Bring:

YAGS: Martinelis Apple Cider (2 bottles), dessert
SENIORS: Main dish
JUNIORS: Main dish
SOPHOMORES: appetizers / chips / snacks
FRESHMEN: drinks

(utensils will be provided)

Party Time!