We close out the Christmas octave with a day to honour Mary as the Mother of God.
The Manger. The shepherds find Jesus, not in a crib, but in a manger, a feedbox for cattle. This image reminds us that he is indeed food for us now – Body and Blood in Communion. Let us also be amazed.
Resources for children: Solemnity of Mary
January 1 is also the World Day of Peace. Every year on January 1, the Holy Father marks the World Day of Peace with a special message inviting all people to reflect on the important work of building peace. Each year has a specific theme chosen by the Holy Father. To read the latest World Day of Peace message, visit this link
Prayer for peace in our communitiesPrayer for Peace of Pope FrancisPrayer of the Faithful for the Day of Prayer for Peace in Our Communities