Season of Advent
Advent has a two-fold character: as a season to prepare for Christmas, when Christ’s first coming to us is remembered: and as a season the remembrance directs the mind and heart to await Christ’s coming at the end of time. Advent is thus a period for devout and joyful expectation. The change to purple vestments and the appearance of the Advent Wreath marks the new season and indeed a new year in the Church’s liturgy as we move to listening mainly to St. Matthew’ gospel for the next year.
We have put together some ideas for ways you can prepare yourself for the coming of Our Saviour, Christ. These include special masses, eucharistic adoration, a 33 day consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, private study and reflection on the season’s scripture, Family activities, ideas for giving to those more needy, having ourselves a Living Simply Christmas, coming back to God through the sacrament of Reconciliation and inviting others to come back to Church. Read about them here.
Holy Trinity – Advent Service
Music, readings and prayers to celebrate the season of Advent. Sunday 27th November 6pm at Holy Trinity Church, Granville Road N4 4EL followed by seasonal refreshments. All welcome.
Christmas Singalong Schools Fundraiser
The Friends have organised a Christmas carol concert in church on Saturday 3rd December at 4:30pm which will be a mixture of traditional Christmas carols and songs. We are hoping to bring the community together and get everyone into the festive mood with a good auld sing-song, alongside raising funds for the school. Tickets £5 per family online.
Change to church opening and Mass time
Friday 2nd December – there will be no 9am mass, and the church will be closed. There will be a mass on Thursday 1st at 9am.
Sunday Masses are at 6:30pm (Saturday), 9:45am, 11:15am (livestreamed) and 7pm.
Sunday Scripture readings
Notes on the Sunday Scripture readings
Find other livestreamed Masses in the diocese.
Weekday Masses are at 9am Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (this week) after Morning Prayer at 8:45am unless there is a funeral or other special Mass at another time.
Rosary: Tuesday & Friday, after 9am Mass
Confession: The Sacrament of Reconciliation or Confession is available on Saturday evening from 6-6:20pm.
Family Room: This week’s activity reflects on Beginning Advent.
Fr David hopes to introduce day-long Eucharistic Adoration after Mass on Fridays. So that there is always someone in church before the Blessed Sacrament, please contact Father if you can volunteer to come for an hour each Friday. Thank you. Continue reading Parish News – 27th November