What is the light of Christ that we welcome into our lives at Christmas? Clearly this light is more than poetic imagery or romantic metaphor because it effects real changes in our lives, liberating us from sin, and enlightening our minds and hearts with faith.
Pope Francis wants us to understand that celebration of the nativity of Our Lord is the opportunity for a special encounter with God that brings his grace into our lives:
On this night, like a burst of brilliant light, there rings out the proclamation of the Apostle: “God’s grace has been revealed, and it has made salvation possible for the whole human race” (Ti 2:11).
The grace which was revealed in our world is Jesus, born of the Virgin Mary, true man and true God. He has entered our history; he has shared our journey. He came to free us from darkness and to grant us light. In him was revealed the grace, the mercy, and the tender love of the Father: Jesus is Love incarnate.
(From: Our Journey to Christmas with Pope Francis, by Rev. Nick Donnelly)
All of us at CTS would like to wish you and your loved ones a very happy and holy Christmas, and every blessing for the new year.
Christmas Opening Hours: Just a reminder that we will be closing at 12.30pm on Friday 23rd December 2016, and reopen on Tuesday 3rd January 2017. Have a wonderful Christmas!