Bulletins from December 2016

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January 1, 2017

Mary, the Holy Mother of God 1 January 2017 “The shepherds… found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in the manger.” Introduction The whole glorious story of our redemption begins in the womb of a humble country girl. Today we honour her as the Holy Mother of God, who brought forth the saviour of […]

December 25, 2016

The Nativity of the Lord 25 December 2016 “Grace and truth have come through Jesus Christ.” Introduction The God and Father we cannot see reveals himself to us through his Son. On Christmas Day we rejoice in the faith that enlightens our life. Today’s Readings First Reading: Isaiah 52:7-10 Joyful news comes to a broken […]

December 18, 2016

18 December 2016 “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because she has conceived what is in her by the Holy Spirit.” Introduction We wait in hope and expectancy with Mary for the birth of her son, Jesus Christ. He comes to bring the good news of […]

December 11, 2016

11 December 2016 “Be patient…until the Lord’s coming.” Introduction As we draw ever closer to Christmas, today’s readings teach us that waiting has its own special value. Today’s Readings First Reading: Isaiah 35:1-6, 10 The prophet assures his people in exile that the Lord will come, the desert will bloom and human disabilities will be […]

December 4, 2016

4 December 2016 “If you are repentant, produce the appropriate fruits.” Introduction Today John the Baptist calls us to repentance. He preaches judgement so that we may be saved and find Christ. Today’s Readings First Reading: Isaiah 11:1-10 The messianic rule of justice overflows into a vision of a peace amidst the animal creation. Second […]