Christmas 2014

You are warmly invited to join us at St Bernard’s as we prepare to ‘welcome hope, life, joy & Christ within’ this Christmas. 

On behalf of the parish team at St Bernard’s Belmont, I would like to take the opportunity to wish you all a safe, happy, and peaceful Christmas. 

May this be a time to give thanks for all the gifts of love and service present in our community and in our families. May our Christmas be a time to help see and unwrap the God given goodness present in us all. 

May the Christ child awaken new hope and fresh heart in us, so we can see how much love can change the world in which we live. 

Let us be mindful of all who find this season troubling and lonely and may the God of Jesus Christ give you the peace neither money or materialism can bring. 
-Fr Vincent


2014 CHRISTMAS TIMETABLE

 24th December    6pmFamily Mass in the school playground (BYO chair/rug) 
 24th December9pmSt Bernard's 
 24th December11pm St Bernard's 
 25th December9amSt Bernard's 

There will be no mass at Mt Moriac this year.  


Christian Meditation


What is Christian meditation? 

Meditation is a universal spiritual wisdom and a practice that we find at the core of all the great religious traditions, leading from the mind to the heart. It is a way of simplicity, silence and stillness. It can be practised by anyone from wherever you are on your life’s journey. It is only necessary to be clear about the practice and then to begin – and keep beginning.


Meditation in the Christian tradition  comes to us from the early Christian monks - the Desert Fathers and Mothers and allows us to put into practice the teaching of Jesus on prayer in a radical and simple way.


Christian Meditation, led by Fr Vince, is held on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm in the Church at St Bernard's. All welcome.