The magic of Christmas is a powerful magic indeed. It can reunite scattered families, cause strangers to greet one another. It is a magic that can cause boys and girls to dream impossible dreams and even sensible adults are caught up in the spirit of “what might be possible if only we could love each other”.

The miracle of Christmas did happen and it continues to happen in the hearts of boys and girls, men and women every year especially this year!

“The age of miracles past?” wrote Thomas Carlyle. “The age of miracles is forever here!”. Faith in miracles is the true magic of Christmas.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you the gift of peace, joy and hope this Christmas 2017. May the miracle of Christmas be all around you during this holy season.

Rev Mgr John Usher

Rev Mgr John Usher