A word from Father Jim
I wish you all a blessed Advent. Once again it’s a strange time with our ongoing fears about Covid. It’s important that we continue to take care of each other, not just in terms of keeping regulations but also in keeping our eyes open for anyone who may be struggling.
Our Advent morning prayer has started well. Each morning from Monday to Friday you can join us in person or online for a half an hour of prayer and reflection. In addition we are recommending 10am Mass on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, commencing 6 December.
After Christmas we will be having lay led Morning Prayer and we are looking for leaders. Training will be provided. If you feel called talk to Father Dermot, Brid or myself.
I’m really looking forward to the visit of Archbishop Dermot Farrell on Sunday 12 December. He will celebrate the 10am Mass. After the Mass we will have carol singing and a chance to greet the Archbishop afterwards. A short practice for all those involved in the Mass will take place in the church on Friday 10th at 6pm Father Dermot joins with me in congratulating the children who have celebrated First Communion and Confirmation.
Our teachers have been wonderful. Thanks to all who helped make these days so special. I really enjoyed meeting the children and their parents.
We are also grateful for the generous offerings given by those of you who gave in names for the November Altar List of the Dead. If you would like to have your loved ones included in the Christmas Masses celebrated by Father Dermot and myself you can give in the names to the parish office and get a card to sent to your friend.
Wishing you a blessed Advent