Forth Sunday of Advent - Year C - 23rd December 2018
Readings: Micah 5:1-4; Hebrew 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-44
Haere mai e te whanau, Tena koutou katoa, a kia noho te Ariki ki a koutou.
Welcome, family, greetings to you all. May the Lord be with you.
Once again we are drawn to celebrate the wonderful mystery of our salvation. The Word of God, Jesus, Emmanuel, entering our world as a new-born baby. God becoming a vulnerable child in order for us to become powerfully grace-filled. In their wholehearted commitment Mary and Joseph allow their vulnerability and trust to become a total gift of themselves to God thereby opening up a wellspring of hope for all nations, cultures, and ways of life..
With every blessing for this wonderful Season of Christmas and for the New Year and my sincere thanks for your generosity, support and ministry within and beyond the Parish.
Michael McCabe, Parish Priest
Restore us, O God; Let your face shine, that we may be saved.