WelCom December 2023
Archbishop Paul Martin sm, Archbishop of Wellington
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
I want to take the opportunity to wish you all a blessed and holy Christmas. These days of Advent pass so quickly in the busyness of the end of our year. I encourage you to make some decision to do something extra in preparation for once again celebrating the birth of Our Lord. It might be to read the daily Mass readings, to call into the Church to pay a visit for a time of prayer, to perhaps take a little more time for family prayers or grace at meals. Whatever it is if we are able to prepare our minds and hearts for this great celebration it will help us appreciate more deeply this great feast.
It has been a significant year for our two dioceses and our Church with two new bishops and the Synod in Rome. I know that Bishop John and I both look forward to next year as we all continue to work to bring Christ to our world and to support one another in faith.
I pray you will have a restful time with family and friends, and we are grateful for all those who work over these holidays so that others may have a time of relaxation.
Ngā mihi nui