The second week of Advent begins, with the opening verses of Mark’s Gospel
A New Catholic
Congratulations to Vicky who becomes a Catholic during the 11am Mass. Vicky has chosen Mary as her Confirmation name
Churches Together initiative to sing carols in the Port Arcades, Saturday 16 December
All three Churches of our parish have been transformed this past week and are full of the signs of Advent and the early joy that comes with Christmas and the birth of the baby Jesus. My sincere thanks to all those who have prepared the Advent wreaths, decorations, cribs, and Christmas trees at St Saviour, St Mary of the Angels, and at Our Lady Star of the Sea. The churches are looking beautiful. Thank you.
Meanwhile, inside this week’s Parish Newsletter are several invitations: Carol Services at St Saviour, Our Lady Star of the Sea, and at St Mary of the Angels Catholic Primary School, an invitation to join other Christians in our town community to sing Carols in the Port Arcades this coming Saturday, and the whole parish Christmas Celebration next Sunday, following the 11am Mass. All welcome to all of these festive occasions and anticipating the happiness and joy of Christmas. God bless us in the week ahead
Next Social Event
There will be a Parish Family Christmas Celebration on Sunday 17 December following the 11am Sunday Mass at Our Lady Star of Sea (from 12noon). The event will offer sausage and bacon butties, hot drinks, Irish coffees, live Christmas music, with a number of stalls - including the popular Tombola - and a special guest appearance from a visitor from the North Pole. All welcome to come together for this special celebration, just a week before Christmas. There will be a raffle, and prizes donated for the raffle would be gratefully received.