The words from the opening Antiphon of the Third Sunday of Advent ”Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say rejoice “ set the scene as the Season reaches its second half. The original Latin word is “Gaudete“ and the candle is rose coloured and even the Prophet Zephaniah has the “Lord dancing and shouting for joy for you“ Joy flows from Hope both gifts of God’s Spirit. The waiting is receding and the preparing is well advanced as we become expectant people to meet the Saviour anew. Search out the still moments for reflection and prayer so that you may be ready. “ Enable, we pray, to attain the joys of so great a salvation and to celebrate them always wit h solemn worship and glad rejoicing“ Collect
- FRIDAY DECEMBER 24TH CHRISTMAS MASS & BLESSING OF THE CRIB 6PM
- SATURDAY DECEMBER 25TH CHRISTMAS MASS 10AM
- SUNDAY DECEMBER 25TH THE HOLY FAMILY MASS 10AM
Sacrament of Reconciliation
The Sacrament of Reconciliation with individual Confession . Saturday 18th December: 11am – 12 Noon
Advent Carol Service
This Sunday at St Mary’s 6pm, followed by mulled wine and mince pies in the hall. Collection for Mary’s Meals.
The Day of The Lord
Honouring Sunday – a there are a number of thought provoking articles on the website of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference.
For a Synodal Church – Communion, Participation,
At our first meeting we were asked to respond to the theme of our JOURNEYING COMPANIONS – The Church is good at accompanying people on their journey of faith. The second was LISTENING – The Church is good at heart to heart listening. The third was SPEAKING OUT- The Church is good at communication. What do you think ?
Our next Parish Meeting will be on Wednesday 12th January 2022 at 7.30 pm on the theme of Participation. Will you be there?
Justice and Peace Assembly
Please note this will now be zoomed. Follow this link.
Pre-Christmas Holy Communions (Covid Permitting)
Please kindly inform Fr John 01273 563017 firstname.lastname@example.org if you know someone housebound because of illness or old age. Thank you.
- Sunday 12th December Advent Sunday Mass 10am INT. For the people of the Parish
- Wednesday 15th Advent Weekday Mass 10am Int of Mrs E Higgins
- Friday 17th Advent Weekday Mass 10am Int For the Holy Souls -Second Preface of Advent
- Sunday 19th Fourth Sunday of Advent .Sunday Mass 10am .
- Tuesday Deanery Meeting. Pre Christmas Maycroft Care Home
- Thursday, Collect glasses. Funeral 2pm
- Friday St Bernadette’s Carol Service. Home Communions
100 + Winners
100 + Winners. no. 21 Juliet Taylor no. 33 Paul Lowry no. 40 Emma Sweeney
no. 20 Wendy & Julian Taylor no. 29FrJH .
A good investment.
Then cleansed be every Christian breast, And nourished for so great a guest; Yea, let us each our hearts prepare For Christ to come an enter there.