Message from our Bishop: God-With-Us
The Christmas decorations in the shops have been up for weeks! The commercial side of Christmas is unavoidable, however it does help point us in the direction of the great feast that unites us all. While we look forward to the many associated activities of the festivities, we should never forget those who also dread something of this time of year. The realities of living can leave us with sorrow around this time as perhaps a loved one will no longer grace our table or a family member has distanced themselves from the unity we long for as families. The people of Tara and other regions have lost their homes and livelihoods through bushfires and other disasters. For all those who experience sadness this Christmas, we assure you of our prayers, but we also remind you of the essence of what we celebrate. i.e. God is with us!