Saturday, December 8, is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, who was to become Mother of God. We will have a Vigil Mass on Friday, December 7, at 7:30pm and our usual Mass at 10am on Saturday.
Sunday brings us into the second week of Advent. The second candle to be lit at all Masses this week represents Love. We also have the Jesse Tree on the altar now. Last week’s symbols represent creation and Noah’s Ark. This week we add the bell, symbolising Abraham, also a boy representing Isaac and a ladder representing Jacob. We share our Advent prayers with the local community of the Church of Ireland, Cross Avenue, and Presbyterian community, Mount Merrion Avenue. See the Coming Events section below for details.
Click here for the Prayers of the Faithful, December 8, 2018, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
Click here for the Prayers of the Faithful, December 9, 2018.
Eucharistic Adoration continues on Tuesdays between 10:30am and 10pm. This provides us with a special opportunity for a quiet time of prayer through Advent, as we prepare for the coming of Christ.
The Net Ministries Team continue their Wednesday evening Youth 2000 Prayer Meetings. Starting at 7pm, this is a time when people from 16-35 years are invited together for an hour around Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. It is a time for silence, prayer, music, Scripture and reflection. the Net Team look forward to welcoming all who feel drawn.
Update on Pastoral Centre: The building has formally been transferred to the parish now, and the first event took place last Tuesday when volunteers (left) met with Adrienne Hughes, our Pastoral Centre Manager. This week those who are free are asked to come along after the 10am Mass any morning to help pack our parish Christmas Card, which gives details of liturgical celebrations over the Christmas season. We are delighted to have a number of free introductory classes taking place at the Centre on Saturday, December 8. For more information, click HERE.
Child Safeguarding: Our parish observes all the Guidelines of the Archdiocese of Dublin in relation to child safeguarding. Please click on the Child Safeguarding Team section of our Parish Groups Page for more information, and for the series of relevant documents outlining responsibilities of people active in our parish whose ministry brings them into contact with children or vulnerable adults.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), was introduced on May 25, 2018. We are working to ensure that what we do with your information is compliant with this new law. Your privacy is of paramount importance to us. If you have any questions about this please do not hesitate to contact the Parish Office.
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