Is. 62:11-12; Ti. 3:4-7; Lk. 2:15-20 (Dawn Mass)
O God, whose mighty Son was born in Bethlehem those days long ago, lead us to that same place, where Mary laid her child. And as we look on in wonder and praise, make us welcome him in all new life, see him in the poor, and care for his handiwork the earth, the sky and the sea. O God, bless us again in your great love. May we also remember our brothers and sisters less fortunate than ourselves in this season of giving. Close the door of hate and open the door of love all over the world. Let kindness be our gift and good desires with every greeting. We pray for this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Father, bless on this holy day the Church all over the world. Bless our missionaries and their parishioners, our supporters, benefactors, families, and friends. May Jesus light afresh in our hearts, the lamps of hope and peace. With Mary and Joseph we rejoice in the birth of Jesus. May we welcome Christ as they did. Amen.
In these challenging times in our Church and world, you, our friends and benefactors, have continued to pray for and support us very graciously, and as a result our missionary work has continued to grow and to reach the lives of many people, many of whom are marginalised in our world. I express my deepest gratitude to you for your generous assistance to our missionary outreach, and wish you and your loved ones a joyful celebration of the birthday of Jesus at Christmas.
We wish you a blessed and peaceful Christmas.