Father Seàn and Deacon Jim thank all those who worked so generously to prepare our church for Christmas – the cleaners, the florist, those who constructed the Crib and Christmas Tree and those who gave a helping hand in any way to make the church so beautiful for the celebration of the Nativity of the Lord. We also thank all who had a hand in organising the liturgies of Christmas and those who had an active part in the Masses – our Readers and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, our Altar Servers, MC’s and Sacristans, the choir and the organist. We cannot forget to acknowledge the congregation – for without you, where would we be? Thank you for turning out in such great numbers to celebrate Christmas in Saint Francis Xavier Parish. It was lovely to welcome visitors as well as parishioners. It is also worth mentioning and noting how well you all responded to the opportunities for Confession in the days leading up to Christmas Day. May God bless each one of you for all you do for our parish.
Fr Seàn and Deacon Jim thank you for the many Christmas Cards received and Christmas Masses being offered for them. Your thoughtfulness and kindness are deeply appreciated. We also thank you for the Christmas gifts received over the past week. We are very blessed to have been shown so much kindness. Finally, Fr Wyllie would like to thank you all for the way you have welcomed him to the parish over the past few weeks. He is very grateful to all of you for your support and encouragement. Fr Wyllie will offer Mass for all of you as a token of his appreciation.