Pastors Desk: 3rd Sunday of Advent / C

Posted 12th December 2015 in Pastor's Desk

Pastor’s Desk 13th December 2015 - Third Sunday of Advent / C

3rd-sundayToday the people ask John ‘what must we do’. He urges them to share what they have with others who are less fortunate. Christmas can be a time when we over indulge on many fronts. The amount of food and alcohol we may purchase. Expensive gifts that we may buy for each other and exchange on Christmas day. We can be fooled by the Television advertisements that we need lots of things in order to have a ‘Happy Christmas’.

But at this time of year it’s also important to remember those who are less fortunate than ourselves. This weekend we have the opportunity to support those in our Parish community who need our help and support. The second collection today is the Annual indoor collection for our Local St. Vincent de Paul conferences and it replaces the usual Share collection.

It’s our opportunity to show that we care.

As we begin the 3rd week of Advent today the question we might all ask ourselves is ‘what must I do Lord in order to celebrate Christmas this year?’

Advent Penitential Service
Our Penitential Service with individual Confession will be celebrated On Tuesday, 22nd December at 7.30pm in the Church. As is usual, we will invite priests from the surrounding parishes to assist us in celebrating this wonderful Sacrament of God’s forgiveness and mercy.

Parish Carol Service
The Advent Carol Service was a great success. Great work was put in by our Parish Choir who sing at the 6.30pm Vigil Mass. Our thanks go to all for their generosity and to the singers, musicians, conductor Damien Evans and conductor & musical director, Lorraine Mack, for making it so special.

Fr Gerry

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