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20160128_134532.jpgToday at Holy Mass, 19th December, at the Homily, our priest spoke of the Birth of Jesus Christ. He spoke of one story goes of a saint or mystic who had asked Jesus what was it like for Our Lady, a new mother to give birth to her baby in a manger. (I mean which mother today would like her baby to be born in a manger! A mother takes great care and preparation for the new born baby for 9 months.) Jesus replied that Our Lady had said ‘Thank you God’. She was humble and accepting of her state in life. We can learn from Our Mother to be humble and accept God’s Will in our life.

nativityEvery year at Christmas, we see children around the Nativity Crib in absolute awe, just looking in childlike wonder. They ask questions about this simple scene, the story of Baby Jesus, the King of Kings, born in the poorest place on earth. Their parents explain to them the birth of Jesus. They point, they ask innocent questions. They love Christmas, they love the Nativity. We can learn a lot from children as Jesus says ‘Let the little children come unto me, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven’.

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During this Advent week approaching the Birth of Christ, let us meditate on how we can become humble, accepting God’s Will in our life today, at this moment and thanking God for everything. Some ways we can do this is to meditate on Scripture Readings daily on a scripture passage, the Daily Readings for Mass, attending Daily Mass, saying the Rosary daily, Divine Mercy chaplet. Eucharistic Adoration is great for spending quiet time before our Lord.  You can have a normal conversation as you would have with a friend, talk to Jesus and tell Him everything, all your worries, your life story and ask Him questions too. He will first of all comfort you, the peace that the world cannot give you, He will give you, He will calm you down, strengthen you and tell you what you need to do, but you have to change your stubborn ways and listen to His Voice!

Gratitude is the key to life’s happiness, being grateful for each day, for little Blessings, for God’s Creation all around us, for our families, our friends, our home, food, water, jobs, money. He has given us everything we need. Thank you Jesus! Help us to be meek and humble of heart Amen!

Merry Christmas to all our friends!

~ Mary

 

 

 

 

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This is the sung proclamation at 12 oclock midnight on 24th December, at the start of Midnight Mass. I look forward to this every year!

http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year/christmas/christmas-proclamation.cfm

The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ

The Twenty-fifth Day of December,

when ages beyond number had run their course
from the creation of the world,

when God in the beginning created heaven and earth,
and formed man in his own likeness;

when century upon century had passed
since the Almighty set his bow in the clouds after the Great Flood,
as a sign of covenant and peace;

in the twenty-first century since Abraham, our father in faith,
came out of Ur of the Chaldees;

in the thirteenth century since the People of Israel were led by Moses
in the Exodus from Egypt;

around the thousandth year since David was anointed King;

in the sixty-fifth week of the prophecy of Daniel;

in the one hundred and ninety-fourth Olympiad;

in the year seven hundred and fifty-two
since the foundation of the City of Rome;

in the forty-second year of the reign of Caesar Octavian Augustus,
the whole world being at peace,

JESUS CHRIST, eternal God and Son of the eternal Father,
desiring to consecrate the world by his most loving presence,
was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
and when nine months had passed since his conception,
was born of the Virgin Mary in Bethlehem of Judah,
and was made man:

The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to the flesh.

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Isn’t the above video just beautiful – angelic voices! See the faces of little children – so pure and innocent. Jesus says ‘Unless you become like little children, you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven’ and ‘let the little children come unto me’.

Christmas is just 2 days away! And its come so fast this  year.  Perhaps because I haven’t been able to think about anything else these past few months, except to cope with the millions of things to deal with in my life.  How to keep focused on Jesus in the midst of trial and suffering is a hard thing to do, but with persistence and holding on to your faith with daily – sometimes hourly prayer, calling on His Holy Name, He is there at your side giving you His comfort. I know there are people throughout the world – families going through life struggles, without jobs, homes, food, sickness, broken homes, despair, wars, disasters. But we have Hope in Christ – never forget that.

I wish you and your family a Happy Christmas and may Jesus the Light of the World and our Eternal Salvation be born in your heart and give you His Grace and His Peace! Jesus is our Hope – walk with Him!

Love & God’s Blessings

Mary

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Here is a great website to learn everything you need to know about your faith, especially at this season of Advent …

http://www.ewtn.com/

May the Christ Child Jesus enter your soul  this Christmas and fill it with peace and joy.

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Merry Christmas


On the eve of the Feast of the Birthof Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, I wish you all a Very Happy Christmas. May your Christmas be filled with many Blessings of the Christ Child.

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