Liturgy Notes for Second Sunday of Advent

Feast of the Immaculate Conception is celebrated this year on Monday, 9th December as 8th December is a Sunday. It is not a holy day of obligation this year. Mass at 7.30 am & 10 am.

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.

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. Next Sunday, 15 December, we invite parents and children to bring their Baby Jesus figure from the crib at home to Sunday Mass at 11 am when Fr. Gerry will bless them. Grandparents, please pass on the details.