2nd Sunday of Advent

On this Second Week of Advent we are introduced to John the Baptist described as The Forerunner or Precursor with his message “Prepare the way of the Lord!” One that we endeavour to apply to our spiritual lives by our reflection on the words of Scripture , our prayers , a weekday Mass or two ,and, of course, celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation in which after examining our consciences we make an individual Confession. There will be an opportunity in our Church on Saturday 10th from 11am. For students at CNCS priests of the Deanery will be available for the Sacrament during the School Day on Friday.

The Immaculate Conception of Mary

The preparedness for the coming of the Lord is recognised in the choice of Mary who was conceived immaculate without sin, full of grace, to be the Mother of Jesus . It was when St Bernadette questioned the beautiful lady of the apparitions that she was given her name- I am the Immaculate Conception. Our devotion to Mary leads us to her Son. Mary’s Statue in our Church reminds us vividly of this as we see her presenting Jesus as she holds him in her hands .The practice of lighting a candle and honouring Mary is a long established custom. As Mother to be she is honoured during these Advent days.

This week he reminds us of Mary and the Pilgrimage to Lourdes.

Advent Day Retreat

Saturday 10th December at St Martha’s Convent Rottingdean BN2 7HA. 10am -3pm. BYO Lunch. To book a place please email brightonmonks@worth.org.uk

Preparing for Holy Communion

Session 2 – after Mass Sunday 11th December

Advent Resources

Choral Director for Diocesan Schools

Please see the notice board or click here.

Mass Schedule

  • 2nd Sunday of Advent Mass 10am
  • Wednesday Advent Weekday Mass 9:30am
  • Thursday The Immaculate Conception of Mary Solemnity Mass 9:30am
  • Friday Advent Weekday Mass 9:30am
  • 3rd Sunday of Advent Mass 10am

A Lourdes Hymn

Immaculate Mary!
Our hearts are on fire
That title so wondrous
Fills all our desire
Ave, Ave, Ave, Maria!