Today a saviour has been born to us He is Christ the Lord
We are a redeemed people, and the work of our redemption began with the birth of a baby in Bethlehem. Simple beginnings, no one noticed Joseph and the young expectant mother who had travelled a long journey from Nazareth. No one noticed them and there was no room for them. At a salvation moment of universal importance, the mother gave birth in a stable and laid her baby in a manger, a feeding trough. They were alone and lonely in the town of David as the son of David was born, no PR, no Security, no barriers between this baby and the messy realities of the life of the poor.
Then, in the darkness of that holy night, the glory of God shone around a group of lowly, despised shepherds, men not allowed even to enter a synagogue, and God’s message was entrusted to them: today a saviour has been born to you, he is Christ the Lord.
For us too a light shines at Christmas, in the dark moments of our lives, and the people who walk in darkness have indeed seen a great light. May we take notice of that light and learn to experience the joy of the message of the angels and the joy of the Gospel of Christ. May we hear the angels sing: Glory to God in the highest and peace on earth to those of good will.
We wish you all a Happy Christmas. We pray for those who can’t make it home this year and for their families. We remember those who have been bereaved, and all who have been impacted by the epidemic. Your loved ones are remembered in our Masses.
Thanks to everybody for all your support and generosity, we wish you peace, health and blessings throughout the year ahead.
Fr Kerry & Fr Billy
Our Christmas Masses will be the last public Masses until the new restrictions are lifted. Mass will continue to be live streamed at the normal times, and we look forward to meeting you again when public Mass is permitted once more.