The most wonderful time of the year?

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

I've always imagined that Christmas for priests can be pretty awful. I don't mean the obvious heavy workload of services and ministry throughout this deeply spiritual season, but a more subtle, personal pain.

For those who have dedicated themselves to God in celibacy, and who must minister to a parish/other congregation over Christmas, this especially family-orientated time of year must be bittersweet. Would anybody be willing to post about what Christmas is like for the clergy? I don't have much to share on the matter, so if someone else wouldn't mind, that would be great...

Lord, care for and comfort thine servants during Christmas, through Christ Our Lord. Amen

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