Advent: 15th December is Gaudete (Joyful) Sunday. The vestments and the 3rd candle of the Advent wreath are pink /rose coloured which reflect the note of Joy. will be lit in addition to last week’s purple candle symbolising Love.
Bambinelli Sunday is a strong tradition among families in Italy, when children (and adults) bring their Baby Jesus figure from the crib in their homes to St. Peter’s Square in Rome where Pope Francis blesses both the people and the figure of Baby Jesus. Sunday,
15th December we bless the Baby Jesus figure for our cribs. Copies of the blessing (pink
sheet) are in the church porch.
Annual Service of Reconciliation: on Wednesday, 18th December at 7.30 pm, offers a quiet, reflective service with scripture readings, a helpful Examination of Conscience, a Homily, background music and individual confession with visiting celebrants.
Christian Churches in Booterstown and Blackrock invite you to join them in Ecumenical Advent Prayers on Thursday, 19th December in Church of the Assumption, Booterstown Avenue at 8.00 pm and everyone is welcome.