Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.

“Emmanuel, a name which means God is with us.” Christmas is a wonderful time for celebration because it is the special time when we remember how much God believes in us, his beloved humanity. God is with us, not because we are Catholics but because we are human beings. Our great task as people of faith is to keep that knowledge alive and active in our world. We do it especially through our love for one another. The love of husband and wife makes this truth particularly striking as their love makes Christ present as Saviour for the world. The love of family members for one another is a living out of our knowledge that every home is a Domestic Church, a place where the Church in general is at its best and worst. And our love and caring for one another in our community of faith is a witness to the whole world of the reality of our faith.