Messages and Reflections for Christmas 2016

21 Dec 2016


May you have the gift of Faith, the blessing of Hope and the peace of his Love this Christmastide. 

Please find below a selection of messages and reflections for Christmas 2016: 

20 December 2016: Archbishop Eamon Martin and Archbishop Richard Clarke 
21 December 2016: Bishop John McDowell and Monsignor Joseph McGuinness
21 December 2016: Bishop Kevin Doran
21 December 2016: Bishop Donal McKeown 
22 December 2016: Bishop Leo O’Reilly
22 December 2016: Bishop Michael Smith ‘The treasury of Mary’s heart’ 
22 December: Bishop William Crean
22 December: Archbishop Michael Neary
22 December 2016: Bishop Fintan Monahan
22 December 2016:  Monsignor Michael Ryan 

Video messages and reflections 
16 December 2016: Bishop John McAreavey on persecuted Christians 
16 December 2016: Bishop Kevin Doran, Bishop of Elphin on putting Christ at the heart of Christmas
20 December 2016: Bishop Fintan Monahan, Bishop of Killaloe Jesus is the Reason for the Season
20 December 2016: Easpag Fiontán Ó Monacháin, Easpag Chill dá Lua: ‘Is é Íosa is údar don seasúr’.

Audio messages and reflections 
21 December 2016: A reflection on being ‘hopelessly hopeful’ at Christmas by Bishop Donal McKeown, Bishop of Derry 

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