As Advent turns into Christmas with our Liturgies of Christmas Eve, may I wish you all the joys and blessings of the Season surrounding our celebration of God’s eternal love for humankind revealed in the longed-for Infant of Bethlehem over two thousand years ago: Jesus Christ. Although our media is filled with so much negativity at a national and global level, the constancy of the knowledge of being loved by Almighty God in all the circumstances of life’s precarious journey is itself a great gift. With much notice being given to what we do not have, perhaps even the briefest reflection on the true meaning of Christmas 2022 will gently nudge us into an appreciation for what has been given to us, and what we can all to easily take for granted, not least the precious gift of family and friends.
I assure you – and for your particular intentions – of a remembrance in the celebration of Holy Mass this Christmas, together with my kindest thoughts, and affection.
As ever, Fr. Nicholas