Have a Holy, Peaceful and Blessed Christmas and may the blessings of this time last, not for one night but throughout the coming year.

We wish you all a Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for your kind support throughout the year.


Fr Alessandro

Deacon Peter & Deacon David

Parishes of St. Columbas &
the Immaculate Heart of Mary

The Pastoral Councils,

The Finance Committees,

The Liturgy Group,

The Childrens Liturgy Group and Catechists

All the Choirs Groups

Newsletters Team Groups,
would like to add
their very warm wishes to everyone.


Children’s Thoughts

What is Christmas for me?

I think Christmas is a time of waiting and preparing for Jesus to come into our lives. It’s a moment to love and care for each other. It’s also an occasion to stay with my family and my friends. It’s a time to think about all the good and bad things that I have done, trying to be better. It’s a very joyful event and I get soooo excited when Christmas arrives so, to all of you who are reading my message, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

Chiara Di Mauro (IHM)

On Christmas I like most having fun with Jesus on His Birthday. Joseph Samuel Spicer (St Columba)

To me Christmas is a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus and spend time with my family and Friends. Joseph Neill (IHM)

Christmas means spending time with your family and remembering how far Mary and Joseph had to go just for one baby Louis Cassidy (St Columba)

Christmas is magical, you can feel calm and peace inside. I like families celebrating life. Adam Impey (IHM)

For me Christmas is a time to be with my family. I think Christmas is the best time of the year because Jesus was born on Christmas day. Kacper Zambriczki (St Columba)

Christmas is not about presents and playing games it is about thinking about Jesus’ birth and that he came down from Heaven and even when he was born he made an example.

Thomas Holdsworth (St Columba)

Christmas is about spending time with your family and reflecting about the birth of Jesus into the world. It should be time to sinking into relaxation and forgetting about your worries as you pray. Gian Rayat (IHM)

On this day, we celebrate the birth of one Special Child and the miracle of all births no matter race, colour or creed.   Hannah Henry-Rapoz (St Columba)

Christmas to me is joyful and a special time to spend with Family. Emma Fahey (St Columba)

Christmas means to me love, happiness, friendship and kindness. It also means giving and receiving but I think it’s mainly giving. Isabel Divito (IHM)

Christmas is all about Baby Jesus. Elizabeth Biju (St Columba)

For me Christmas is all about celebrating the birth of Jesus. He brings joy to our hearts. At Christmas you give just like Jesus gave his life for us as he died on the cross. Harry Divito (IHM)

Christmas is all about preparing yourself for the birth of Jesus. eg. Going to confession, doing charity, etc. Ann George