2nd Sunday of Advent (b)
2nd Sunday of Advent. (b)
Times of Mass and Confession:
Sundays: Vigil Mass (Saturday) 6.00 p.m. & 10.00 a.m.
Weekday: 9.00 a.m. (Monday – Friday)
10.00 a.m. (Saturday)
Confessions: After 10.00 a.m. Mass on Saturdays or by arrangement
Please remember the following parishioners, relatives and friends in your prayers:
Sick: John McPartland, Annie O’Donnell, Veronica Allan, Margaret Christie, Irene Callan, Assunta Santangeli.
Died: Maureen Leslie, Madeleine Thorburn.
Anniv: Jess Wight, Joseph O’Neill Snr., George Bruce, Owen Ferry.
Today: The Advent Tree is in place along with the baskets of tags from which you can choose a task you would undertake in the course of the week.
As in previous years we will be collecting gifts for prisoners’ children at Christmas. The gifts will be collected on Monday 8th between 9.30 a.m. & 10.00 a.m. The gift should be new, wrapped in Christmas paper and bearing a label showing the suitable age of the child and whether for a boy or girl. Last year there was a difficulty meeting the demand for boys’ presents in general, but particularly older boys. Music or book tokens would be very welcome or even gift cards that could be put towards PlayStation or Xbox related items. These can be purchased in most supermarkets. Thank you in anticipation of your kindness.
Next Saturday/Sunday we will begin collecting for the homeless, these gifts being given out via the St. Catharine’s Convent Homeless project.
Lists are at the back of the Church for Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Passkeepers and volunteers to assist at the social events in the Hall after the Christmas Masses, to indicate their availability over the Christmas and New Year period. The social events in the Hall are in particular need of helpers.
Today the final collection of the year for the Fresh Start Food base in Harrison will be collected.
Today: A new Eucharistic Ministers’ Rota and Readers’ rota are ready for collection from the sacristy. Please make sure you take your copy away with you after Mass today.
Sunday: There will be a celebration of the Children’s Liturgy during the 10.00 a.m. Mass. During Advent, the Children’s Liturgy will be celebrated every Sunday. The team have come up with lots of exciting ideas for the children so parents please encourage your children to go along and take part.
Sunday: The Coffee Morning will take place after Mass. The Fair Trade group will be in charge. Why not make time to pop round to the Hall and see what is on offer as well as meeting fellow parishioners.
Sunday: Ceremony of Signing of Cross for children in P3 who will be eligible to make their first reconciliation in 2015
Tuesday: The Monthly Mass for Vocations will take place in the Little Sisters of the Poor at 7.30 p.m. All welcome. Car parking is available. Refreshments served after Mass.
15th December: Meeting of existing Parish Pastoral Council at 7.00 p.m. in the house.
16th December: St. Augustine’s High School Carol Service in St. John’s at 7.00 p.m. Refreshments will be served afterwards. All welcome.
18th December: A Service of Reconciliation in the Church at Our Lady’s in Currie at 7.00 p.m. There will be three priests available for individual confession and absolution. Please take advantage of this service to prepare for Christmas. Please note confessions will not be heard on Christmas Eve.
22nd December: Service of Reconciliation in the Church at 7.00 p.m. There will be 5 priests available for individual confession and absolution. Please take advantage of this service to prepare for Christmas. Please note confessions will not be heard on Christmas Eve.
24th December: Christmas Eve.
Service of Readings and Carols at 8.30 p.m. in Our Lady’s in Currie.
This will lead straight into the First Mass of Christmas. It is important to be in the Church for the Carols and the readings since they form an integral part of tonight’s Liturgy.
Service of Readings and Carols at 11.30 p.m. in St. Cuthbert’s.
This will lead straight into the First Mass of Christmas at Midnight. It is important to be in the Church for the Carols and the readings since they form an integral part of tonight’s Liturgy. Refreshments will be served in the Hall after Mass if you are able to stay.
25th December: The Nativity of Our Lord.
Mass at 9.30 a.m. in St. Cuthbert’s.
Refreshments will be served in the Hall after Mass if you are able to stay.
Please note that the time of Mass is changed from previous years. Tis is to allow a less rushed period between Mass in St. Cuthbert’s and Mass in Our Lady’s due to Father Tom being away.
Mass at 11.30 a.m. in Our Lady’s in Currie.
With every best wish and blessing to you,
your families and
all those who are dear to you.