3rd Sunday of Advent (b)
3rd 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, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
n.b. 10.00 a.m. (Tuesday – Funeral Mass)
10.00 a.m. (Saturday)
Confessions: After 10.00 a.m. Mass on Saturdays and 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: Joan Barks, Peter Scullion
Anniv: Henry Livingston, Thomas Sheridan.
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 the homeless this week and next, 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. If you are willing to help please sign up today.
Today: A new Eucharistic Ministers’ Rota and Readers’ rota are ready for collection from the sacristy. Some people still need to collect them so please do so 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 Noisy Nutters 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.
Monday: Meeting of existing Parish Pastoral Council at 7.00 p.m. in the house.
Tuesday: St. Augustine’s High School Carol Service in St. John’s at 7.00 p.m. Refreshments will be served afterwards. All welcome.
Thursday: 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.
This 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.
18th January: Mass for Migrants and Refugees at 3.00 p.m. in the Cathedral, celebrated by Archbishop Cushley, to celebrate the contribution of migrants and refugees to our archdiocese, on the Church’s annual World Day for Migrants and Refugees. This year Pope Francis’ theme is: Church without frontiers, Mother to all.
All are very welcome. If you would like to be involved, or to attend the reception afterwards, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
The Stall still has some Christmas Cards and Candles available for sale. The new edition of ‘Living Faith’ and ‘Day by Day’ is also available.
With every best wish and blessing to you,
your families and
all those who are dear to you.