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Dear Parishioners,

Christmas 2017 is right upon us and all our hopes and wishes for the future are wrapped  up in this wonderful feast of the Nativity of Jesus. This momentous event in the history of mankind and in our personal stories, so gravely and unthankfully  rejected by many in our society today, is once again celebrated with joy and gratefulness by all true believers in God.

Most of us have the feeling, I am sure, that the past year has literally flown by. Once again, then , we have so much to thank God for and all his graces and blessing throughout the year. This is my last Christmas  as parish priest of Weston Creek . I am so blessed to have been appointed here to minister to so great a variety of such good people. There have been times of stress and strain for all of us but what unites us far outweighs that which divides. For all your support, your kindnesses and friendship I thank God and you. It has been a pleasure for me to serve you. In all the baptisms, weddings and funerals that have occurred in my time with you, I have been privileged to share in parishioners’ joy, hopes and sorrows.

Now the time has come to be ‘put out to graze’. In our Church today only the Pope can continue on beyond 75years of age
according to Canon Law. Popes seem to get a new lease on life when they are elected Bishop of Rome. Not so parish priests! I have happily stretched my retiring date by eleven years.

Weston Creek Parish and all it wonderful people will always have a special affection in my heart and will be in all my prayers.

As we rejoice once again in recalling Christ’s coming among us as God and Man, may He bless everyone of you and all members of your families.

May the blessings of the Holy Family of Nazareth give you the grace of a long life, health, peace and happiness.

As Our Blessed Lady prayed: “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour, for the Almighty has done great things for me and Holy is His Name”

This is my sincere prayer as I wish you all a very happy , holy  Christmas

Fr Kevin Brannelly, Parish Priest.


"May the church be the place of God’s mercy and love, where everyone can feel themselves welcomed, loved, forgiven and encouraged to live according to the good life of the Gospel. And in order to make others feel welcomed, loved, forgiven and encouraged, the church must have open doors so that all might enter. And we must go out of those doors and proclaim the Gospel.”
                                                                                                                                        Pope Francis