Fourth Week of Advent

There is a change of pace now we enter the final week of Advent. We have a sense that the Promises of old are very shortly to be revealed .The Good News of the Angel is communicated in St Matthew’s Gospel as Joseph being instructed in a dream to do what was needed. Mary is very much in the picture as we hear of the Annunciation, her consent and her visit to Elizabeth together with her prayer of thanksgiving – the Magnificat. The 4 weeks have given us the opportunity to prepare for the celebrations ahead when at Mass we remember the first Christmas.

Advent Sunday Carol Service 6 pm St Mary’s

You are all invited to a celebration in words and song of the coming Feast, with singers from St Mary’s and St Thomas More’s. This will be at 6pm this Sunday with a retiring collection for Mary’s Meals and the crisis fund for the Catholic Children’s Society.

Mass Schedule

  • Sunday Mass 10am Intention for the people of the Parish
  • Wednesday Advent Weekday Mass 9.30am
  • Friday Advent Weekday Mass 9.30am
  • Saturday HMP Lewes Christmas Mass 8.30am

Christ Masses

  • Saturday Evening Christmas Mass 6pm with Blessing of the Crib
  • Sunday Christmas Day Mass 10am
Despite title this podcast is definitely for 4th Sunday of Advent!

Crib Donations

A box will be near the crib for donations to the Catholic Children’s Society Crisis Fund

Christmas Week

Each day of Christmas the Feasts will be celebrated with Mass at 10am, commencing with St Stephen’s Day 26th December.

Advent Hymn

Come quickly come, great King of all
Reign all around us, and within
Let sin no more our souls enthral
Let pain and sorrow die with sin
Come quickly come; for thou alone
Can make thy scattered people one