Mass of the Second Sunday of Advent

How Not To Begin Advent

This morning we couldn't find the stand for the Advent wreath. This was because the idiot parish priest had moved it from it's storage space up into the sacristy so it would be ready for decoration. You really can't get the staff.

Thus our preparation for the coming of the Lord at the end of time and at Christmas begins and I do hope your start to this holy season is better than mine. There is lots to read about Advent on our Facebook page but as a little thing to do daily, given there are 28 chapters in St Matthew's Gospel, why not read one chapter on each of the 27 days of Advent and the last on Christmas morning? That last chapter ends with the instruction to the disciples to preach the Good News about Jesus and what better gift could you give to anyone on Christmas Day?

You can find the times of Masses and Confessions for the first part of Advent in the newsletter above and for the latter part of Advent and the whole of Christmastide here. In the meantime, please continue to support us so that we can help those most in need at this time by: 

  1. using the GiftAid collecting contactless giving machines at each door 
  2. clicking on Supporting Your Parish to set up a standing order, Gift Aid your donations or make BACS payments
  3. using planned giving envelopes and indicating to the Parish Bookkeeper if you would still like a set for the next financial year
  4. placing cash in the traditional offertory bags
  5. using this Virgin Money Giving for a one-off donation. This will not be available after the end of November 2021 so you might like to use option 2 for regular donations.

Make a donation using Virgin Money Giving

However you help our parish, may God reward you for your kindness.

All that remains is to wish you a truly fruitful and happy Advent and assure you of my prayers that each of us might be found ready to welcome the Lord whenever He comes. May God bless you all.

Fr Kevin

 

Sunday Readings

Mass Book page 84
Baruch 5:1-9
Psalm 125 R. v 3
Philippians 1:4-6; 8-11
Luke 3:1-6

 

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Daily Service Times

Masses
Sunday: 6:00pm (Sat), 9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00 noon, 6:00pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00am
Thursday: 7:00pm
Confessions
Saturday: 10:30am - 11:00am, 5:15pm - 5:45pm

Parish Clergy: Fr Kevin Jordan | Fr Ben WoodleyRobert Smialek| Parish Sister: Sr Brigid Collins, RSM
Parish Administrator: Claudia McHugh | Safeguarding Officer Frances Uchea
Director of Music: Martin Toyer