As our school year comes to an end, I take the opportunity to wish everyone in the Chisholm community a very happy and holy Christmas and pass on my deep appreciation for the work that has gone into this year. I hope you all enjoy a restful and joyful holiday break with your families.
Included here is an excerpt from Archbishop Costelloe’s Christmas message to all in the Archdiocese.
“Our Judaea-Christian tradition rests on a profound belief: that we are made in the image and likeness of God. This truth reaches its highest expression in Jesus Christ who is, quite literally, the perfect living, human image and likeness of God. In Him we see who and what we are created and called to be – and in him we find a companion on our life’s journey who can, if we let Him, enable us to be who and what we are called to be.
This Christmas, like every Christmas, we are invited to hear once again God’s call to us, made real and concrete in Jesus, to come to Him when we are weary and over-burdened and find our rest in Him; to remain among those people who once walked in darkness but who now walk in the light; to allow ourselves to hear deep within us the echo of His voice telling us not to be afraid for He is with us.
What child is this who, laid to rest on Mary’s lap, is sleeping?
This, this is Christ the Lord – Come let us adore him.
May this be a time of deep happiness, of reconciliation and peace, and of joyful hope for the future for you, your families and all those who are dear to you. A happy and holy Christmas to you all.”
Archbishop Timothy Costelloe, Archbishop of Perth, 2023.
Mr John Bormolini