January 1, 2020

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Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God

January 1, 2020

Listen here to my homily for Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God. It was given to Saint Brigid Parish, Meadville, PA on Wednesday, January 1, 2020, at the 9:30 am parish mass.


A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke

The shepherds went in haste to Bethlehem and found Mary and Joseph,
and the infant lying in the manger.
When they saw this,
they made known the message
that had been told them about this child.
All who heard it were amazed
by what had been told them by the shepherds.
And Mary kept all these things,
reflecting on them in her heart.
Then the shepherds returned,
glorifying and praising God
for all they had heard and seen,
just as it had been told to them.
When eight days were completed for his circumcision,
he was named Jesus, the name given him by the angel
before he was conceived in the womb.

The Gospel of the Lord

Fr. Andy

Fr. Andy Boyd is a Roman Catholic priest of the Diocese of Erie, PA. Currently, Father Andy is assigned to Saint George Parish in Erie, PA.

Father Andy entered seminary after high school, graduating from Gannon University and Saint Mark Seminary in 2014. In the fall of 2014, Father Andy began his Major Seminary Studies at Saint Vincent Seminary in Latrobe PA. Father Andy graduated from Saint Vincent Seminary with his Masters of Divinity in May 2018, and was ordained a priest in June 2018.

An avowed “Catholic Geek,” Fr. Andy spends his free time dabbling in media creation and network and server management.

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