In the Diocese of Whitehorse, Yukon and Northern British Columbia, the birth of Jesus our Saviour, as in many parts of the world, has truly become the light of the nations.
The Feast of the Holy Family brings the ultimate meaning to the whole Christmas season. God is born for us in the family of Joseph of the House of David, who was engaged to Mary, who had conceived Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit.
The Christmas season is a graced time for families traveling great distances to be together and to celebrate in a special way the source and summit of their faith, Jesus, present among us in the Holy Eucharist.
With the help of two visiting priests, seven priests including myself travelled about 5,000 kilometres on Christmas Eve, so all 22 of our parishes and missions could celebrate Christmas Mass.
Jade City, B.C.: One family is the whole Catholic congregation in this “road-maintenance” village of 14 people.
Notre Dame Sister Elizabeth McCarron, C.N.D., Dease Lake, B.C.: 18 years in a trailer that serves as home and church. This small mission community reminds me so much of “Oh Little Town of Bethlehem.”
Baby Joseph and Mom Jolene and Dad Willford made it all so real! At the Midnight Mass and Baptism in Our Lady of Fatima mission, Iskut, British Columbia.