Bishop McKenna's 2016 Christmas Message

I wish each of you a joyful celebration of Christmas this year.

May the prayers of Mary, who “pondered these things in her heart”, enfold your own heart as you ponder this mystery of God among us as a vulnerable child.

In this year’s Pastoral Letter, “Prayer the Church’s Banquet” (which you can read HERE), I invite you to see prayer, not as an activity for a select few, but as a gift for everyone.

Prayer in families and marriages is especially important: it weaves these relationships into the love of God and brings enormous blessings on the whole Church.

Our Lady of the Central West, pray with us and for us.


+Michael McKenna
Bishop of Bathurst