31Dec Happy New Year

Wishing you every blessing in the new year

31Dec 31 December. 7th Day in the Christmas Octave

As well as recalling the struggles of the past year, new year's eve invites us to give thanks for the blessings that have enhanced our lives...

30Dec 30 December. 6th Day in the Christmas Octave

When Mary and Joseph brought Jesus to the Temple, Anna praised God and spoke of the child to all who looked forward to salvation...

29Dec Presider’s Page for Sunday 29 December (Holy Family)

The Holy Family is the focus on the first Sunday after Christmas, so we honour Jesus, Mary and Joseph today. We worship God who shared the life of the human family, and thank God for all the gifts we continue to receive in each other.

29Dec 29 December. The Holy Family (Sunday)

Whenever families are happy, it is where love and respect are highly prized among them. We pray for an outpouring of those qualities in our families today...

28Dec 28 December. The Holy Innocents, Martyrs

Many such figures litter political history, rulers prepared to sacrifice any number of people to ensure that they stay in power. ..

27Dec 27 December. St John, Apostle and Evangelist

John's fervour brought him to the empty tomb quicker than Peter; his fervour gave him the insight to realise the meaning of the empty tomb before anyone else.

26Dec Scar of Bethlehem 2019 and the hope for the new year

Chris McDonnell shares his thoughts on a divided Bethlehem and his hope for the new year that may "see the removal of the many walls, both real and figurative, that still divide us."

26Dec 26 December. St. Stephen, the First Martyr

On this feast of Saint Stephen, we pray for a fresh outpouring of courage to bear witness to what we believe.

25Dec Presider’s Page for 25 December (Christmas Day Mass)

We celebrate today an amazing mystery — God is born in time. The eternal God shares our nature, he has pitched his tent in the midst of humanity. With joy in our hearts, we contemplate the mystery of the Word made flesh.

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