I write these words two days before Christmas, and we have volunteers in the church who are preparing for Christmas Eve – taking away the Advent wreath and banners and getting ready for this day in which we celebrate the birth of the Christ child, born poor and born in a kind of backwater far from the elite power structures of his time. His was to be another kind of power.

The season of Christmas continues through next weekend when we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord. As we continue in this season, on behalf of the friars we wish you a happy and blessed 2020.

Blessings on your week, and on the new year!

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