Bishop Colli's Public Statements

Christmas is a Mystery: Bishop Colli’s Christmas Message

December 16, 2019

“To us a child is born, to us a son is given” (Is 9:5). A few years ago Pope St. John Paul II reflected on the ‘mystery’ of Christmas. It all begins with this Child who brings salvation to the world and who is also born for the men and women of our own time, bringing joy and peace for all. We approach the crib with emotion, as we look at this child and welcome him into our hearts and into our lives. Christmas is a mystery of joy! The Angels sang in the night: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased”. To the shepherds they described the event as “a great joy for all the people”. Joy,…

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Easter Message 2019

April 15, 2019

Christ Shows us the Way (PDF). “Christ our Light” – “Thanks be to God”. These are the first words proclaimed at the beginning of the Easter Vigil Mass in every Catholic church throughout the world. In darkness, the large Easter candle is carried through the church, until everyone stands with a lighted candle in their hand, as the Easter proclamation is sung.

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