December 1, 2021
Nativity of Jesus, with Mary & Joseph

December: Dedicated to the Immaculate Conception

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By Maureen William OCDS,
Christchurch President

Dear brothers and sisters in Carmel,

Advent is upon us now. May we prepare well for Our Lord’s coming – ever focused on Him amidst our busy-ness. May Jesus Christ, the birthday baby, be the centre of our Christmas preparations.

December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, and we celebrate
our blessed Virgin Mary “who was chosen from eternal ages … and conceived in perfect grace”.

It is our annual Christmas get-together at our December meeting. Please remember to bring a plate to share. Looking forward to seeing all of you
as we close a very challenging year with a bang.

May God bless you, your families and loved ones with a holy and joyous Christmas and a blessed new year!!

Blessings in Carmel,

Maureen William, OCDS

Christchurch's Peace of Christ Community President

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