As we celebrate the New Year of 2023, this short segment offers a reflection of the celebration of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, featured from http://www.catholicculture.org

It is a continued call to deepen our lives in holiness and seek to emulate our blessed mother as we celebrate the Christmas season, and in a special way on January 1st, celebrate this feast on the Octave day of Christmas.

May your New Year be blessed with peace, hope and joy!


This segment is a celebration of the season of Christmas, and a call to find time to truly embrace the Christmas season in the spirit of peace, love and joy. Preparation for the Christmas season can often be quite busy and harried in our modern lives. This segment invites us to enter into recollection and a deepening of our relationship with Jesus – the Reason for the season. It also shares some inspirational words for discernment, as well as the Christmas message of the local Archbishop of Ottawa-Cornwall.

I am hopeful you have all had a most blessed Christmas day, and that the extended season of Christmas brings the joy of Christ into your hearts and your families as we prepare to close the year that was 2022, and anticipate the New Year ahead.


The Joy of Christmas

This short segment shares the joy of the birth of our Saviour, Jesus. May God bless you and your families as we celebrate the birth of our Lord – a celebration that is the culmination of the mystery of the incarnation:

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom a light has shone. You have brought them abundant joy and great rejoicing, as they rejoice before you as at the harvest, as people make merry when dividing spoils. For the yoke that burdened them, the pole on their shoulder, and the rod of their taskmaster you have smashed, as on the day of Midian. For every boot that tramped in battle, every cloak rolled in blood, will be burned as fuel for flames. For a child is born to us, a son is given us; upon his shoulder dominion rests. They name him Wonder-Counselor, God-Hero, Father-Forever, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:1-5