Pastor's Desk: Second Sunday of Advent

Posted 8th December 2012 in Pastor's Desk

Choir wins in Competition

Welcome to the Second Sunday of Advent and I begin with great news for our Parish. Holy Trinity Choir, who sing at the 6.30pm Vigil Mass of Sunday, took part in their first competition last weekend in Kenmare, Co. Kerry and they won the Luxembourg Shield! Considering the choir was only formed two years ago, it is great credit to every member and in particular to their Choir Director, Lorraine Mack, and her husband Damien Evans. Well done everyone, you have done the Parish proud!!

Carol Service Sunday at 5.00pm

choir-271x300On Sunday we also have our annual Carol Service at 5.00pm in the Church and it is an opportunity to come along and listen to our award-winning choir perform some of your favourite Christmas Carols. They will be joined by pupils from our 5 parish schools in what promises to be a most enjoyable hour of festive music and singing. A lot of work has been put in by everyone in getting ready for this evening’s service, so do show your appreciation by coming along and lending your support.

Readings

John the Baptist is the central character of our Gospel today. John had the role of preparing a way for the Lord. Jesus was baptised by John and began his public Ministry when John had been arrested. John sums up what Advent is all about, we are called to prepare a way of the Lord into our lives. Take down the obstacles that prevent Jesus from being more part of our lives. Let us make that our prayer as we light our second candle on our Advent wreath.

Fr. Eoin

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