God’s boundless love for all was the focus of O’Dowd’s Advent-Christmas liturgy, held on December 12 and co-celebrated by Fr. Leo Edgerly, Pastor at Corpus Christi Church, and campus chaplain Fr. Jim Sullivan.
During his homily, Fr. Leo said he understood that teens often struggle with their faith, as well as question the existence of God, because they don’t understand it or it doesn’t make sense.
The message of love was expressed throughout the liturgy from the CMT skit – a modern day story of Mary and Joseph being rejected by many people before finding a place to stay, reenacting the Gospel reading (Luke 2: 1-14) – to the Prayers of the Faithful, in which the community prayed for those in need – particularly migrants, refugees and the homeless.
During the communion reflection the O’Dowd Chorus performed Carol of the Bells, and favorite of students, faculty and staff, and at the conclusion of the liturgy led those assembled in a Christmas medley.