Christmas wishes from Bishop Paul Bird

Gracious God, we give you thanks for all that you have done through Centacare, Catholic Diocese of Ballarat.

We thank you for those you have touched through Centacare – the homeless, the unemployed, those suffering stress of many kinds. We rejoice that they have found support in times of trial.

We thank you for all the dedicated people who have formed our Centacare team and have continued the mission of Jesus in caring for those in need. We thank you for the support we have received from one another in times of struggle and the gladness we have shared in times of joy.

We thank you for guiding our steps thus far. We pray for continued blessings as we take the next steps along the road of service. May the message of Christ be a lamp for our feet and a light for our path.

We pray for wisdom and courage as we join with others to become CatholicCare Victoria. May your blessing be upon those in need throughout our state. May your peace be upon us all, day by day.

Bishop Paul Bird CSsR