08Dec Presider’s Page for 8 December (Immaculate Conception)

Our preparations for Christmas always include Mary, the Mother of God. Today’s feast celebrates her conception free from sin, a miracle that displays God’s power for believers. We worship the God of Mercy, for whom everything is posssible.

08Dec Christmas – An Open Door or even a Half-Door

Seamus Ahearne reflects on Christmas.
"All of us can go there -To heaven and heaven is very close. It is when we let the fresh air of God into our minds, hearts and imaginations and don’t stop learning, listening and loitering. Dark minds, dull hearts, dreary imaginations make no room for open doors. An Open door – happens when we let a baby, (the helplessness and mystery of a baby), tell us, how God relies on us and needs us. (Christmas)."

08Dec 08 December. The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

1st Reading. Genesis 3:9-15, 20

The enmity between the serpent and the woman, between its offspring and hers

But the Lord God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?” He said, “I heard the sound of …




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