Merry Christmas from the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle

The journey of life comes with many twists and turns but, with faith and courage, these twists and turns become learning experiences which enable one to knock down all obstacles - so there is nothing stopping you from living the life that God has planned for you.

With Christmas upon us, remember the words of the Holy Father, Pope Francis: “God never gives someone a gift they are not capable of receiving. If He gives us the gift of Christmas, it is because we all have the ability to understand and receive it.”

This Christmas, keep faith, peace and kindness in your heart - and you will find joy, jubilation and the purpose God has for your life.

Merry Christmas to you and yours, from all of us at the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.

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