Christmas and for the Year to come
For all the priests of the Catholic and Apostolic Church I wish and pray for them that this Christmas will bring to them Christ in all His wonder and glory. That for the next year Christ will be constantly at their side holding them gently, supporting them with His deepest love and affection, helping you to draw more and more to Him first upon the Cross and then in a spiritual life so rewarding and joyful. May your parishes and dioceses be filled with repentance and confessions. May God hear all your prayers for the souls you guide to salvation
For all the laity, especially those I know and hold in the deepest regards, a happy and a truly Holy Christmas, where the grace of God's love holds you steady, ever ready to accept His triumph and glory. I pray that God who keeps His promises will be with you in His will and mind drawing you all into His ways.
I pray that all the sicknesses and ills that may befall you all will be as nothing as His Love mends all our problems. May the sacraments of the Church sustain you and may His light illumine your minds with fortitude and hope.