We are called, through our Baptism, to live in and by the Presence of Christ in Word and Sacrament. Through His call we live, gratefully, the life God has given us and proclaim the Good News through our word and deed.
SUNDAY MASS: Saturday Vigil; 5.30pm Sunday: 9.30am & 11.00am
Sunday Readings: 1st. Sunday of Advent: Year C
WEEKDAY MASS: Tuesday-Saturday: 10.00am
Weekday Readings: 1st. Week of Advent
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: Monday–Friday: 9.00-9.30am
PENANCE & RECONCILIATION: Saturday: 10.30am (in the Cry Chapel) & on request.
Divine Office: 1st. Week of Advent: Psalms: Week 1
Baptism: Sunday after 11.00am Mass
Marriage: Please give at least 6 month’s notice of Marriage.
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Today’s Liturgy: The prophets were great interpreters of their own time. When Jeremiah spoke of a virtuous branch for David, he’s not predicting the birth of Jesus: he’s expressing a hope for a worthy successor of David in his own time, a time of crisis. Likewise, when Jesus speaks about days ahead, he doesn't want people to dream about them: he wants them to prepare for the future by acting NOW, and this is our own Advent programme too.
In Advent the Church prepares to celebrate Christmas, when we recall Christ’s first Coming. As we remember so also we look forward in faith to his Second Coming at the end of time. It is a period of joyful hope. In the first part of Advent (until the 17th), we concentrate on the Second Coming of Christ at the end of time, while the first Coming at Christmas is recalled particularly from the 17th. December when Christ is seen as the fulfilment of the hope of Israel.
Violet (purple) is the colour of the season and the use of flowers and musical instruments is restrained until Christmas.
RE-OPENING OUR CHURCHES
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1. by using the QR Code which is posted at the doors of the church
2. by registering with a Pass-keeper at the door as you enter the Church.