Parish Notices 1st Sunday Advent Year A. November 27, 2022
Vigil Mass Saturday 5 p.m.; Confessions beforehand; Sunday Morning Mass 10 a.m.
Devotions Sunday 5 p.m. ; Mass on Wednesday 10 a.m.
Second Collection today for the Poor Mission Fund— i.e. the poorer parishes of the diocese.
Scripture Corner. This week we start on the Book of Judges, beginning with the first five chapters.. This book covers the period from the death of Joshua to the coming of Samuel, roughly 300 years. An unsettled period, it tells of the struggle to conquer the promised land . The recurrent theme is of Israelites worshipping the local pagan gods, usually Baal, God then punishing them by allowing their enemies to oppress them; the Israelites calling on God for mercy and he sends a leader or judge to rescue them from their enemies. Either read in Church on Thursday evening at 7 pm, or at home with family and friends . Reading Sacred Scripture with faith and devotion is always a prayer.
Please remember the sick in the parish : Bill Beggs, Gemma Nicol, Ann Murray. Mgr Ken McCaffrey, Frances Brown, Catherine Lynch, Yvonne Campbell , others who are suffering in any way , and the house–bound.
Recently deceased, anniversaries around this time, former parishioners, priests and friends of Our Lady’s
Advent / Christmas Notices
1st Advent Candle, commonly called the Prophet’s Candle. The light begins to shine. It reminds us of the wonderful prophets and leaders in the Old Testament who, over many centuries, pointed to the coming of the Messiah.
Saturday, December 24 : Mass of Christmas Night 8 p.m.
Mass of Christmas Morning 10 a.m.
Feast of Mary, Mother of God: December 31 ( Hogmanay ): Vigil Mass at 5 p.m.
Sunday January 1 : Mass 10 a.m.
We will retain Sunday Devotions until December, 11, inclusive.
After that we will take a winter break until the first Sunday in February.
Please note: There will be roadworks in Castleton Rd. from Friday, December 9, for about two weeks Access to Our Lady’s Church will be limited. Please consult public notices.