When we look at the Christmas Crib, we see salvation. John the Baptist is calling us in this season of Advent to turn our hearts to Jesus, to come back to Him with all our hearts.
The three elements of prayer:
This is the season to give. To give God time in prayer, even if it begins with a moment of silence as we begin and end our day. The Hail Mary or the Glory be to God. To give love to others through a home visit to an elderly or sick relative or friend. Better still to someone who lives alone. To give time for our family so that our relationships may deepen and become more intimate. Time given for God, time for others and time for family, these three are what matters.
Christmas Eve Mass Times:
5:00pm St John Vianney’s Manly | 7:00pm St Jude’s, Gumdale | 7:00pm St Mary MacKillop, Birkdale | Midnight Carmelite Monastery Ormiston
Christmas Day Mass Times:
8:00am St Mary MacKillop, Birkdale | 9:30am St John Vianney’s Manly