Wishing everyone a very happy, peaceful and blessed Christmas! Fortunately, because there have been no more new restrictions, our Masses for Christmas will be going ahead as normal. The bulletin is now ready to download from the Home Page. Please do be careful and remember to always sanitize your hands and wear a face mask in church and if you have not received your booster jab yet, book it now. May the simple joy of Blessed Carlo be with you in your homes and families so that whatever difficulties you are facing, you may be able to celebrate the wonder of this extraordinary feast of the Incarnation: The Word of God is made flesh in the child of Bethlehem. Emmanuel! God is with us!
In the gospel today we see Elizabeth and Mary sharing their joy at the coming birth of their sons. Once again this year, we face a great deal of uncertainty about our Christmas celebrations next weekend. Elizabeth and Mary had no less uncertainty in their lives but they kept focused on God's promises and they were filled with joy! Let us ask of their prayers that we too might keep our focus on the heart of the celebration ahead: Emmanuel, God is with us!
The bulletin is now ready to download, but please check this page everyday in case there needs to be any change in our Christmas plans. God Bless and Stay Safe! Fr Mark
An odd mixture of Latin and Italian for today's title. This Sunday is called Gaudete Sunday because Gaudete is the first word of the entrance antiphon in Latin, meaning Rejoice! We rejoice this Sunday because we are half way through Advent and Christmas is getting very near. Bambinelli is the Italian word for figures of the infant Jesus in the crib. This weekend don't forget to bring your Bambinello from your crib to church to be blessed at the end of Mass. Also if you children have made one at school or at home, invite them to bring it to church to be blessed. In this way we ask the Holy Spirit to come into our homes to prepare us to celebrate this Christmas with real joy. Gaudete!
The bulletin is now ready to download from the Home Page.
The Cathsoc and Young Adults Group met in Giffard House last night to celebrate the Advent Feast. It was wonderful to be able to celebrate again one of the key moments in the Cathsoc calendar! Remember the Advent Feast is really easy to do at home and is available to download from the Online Mass & Activities page of the website.
St John the Baptist is the key figure in today's Gospel calling us to prepare the way for the Lord. There is plenty happening in the parish over Advent so please make sure you download the bulletin from the Home page so that you do not miss anything!
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