Advent has three dimensions. It is the season to prepare for Christmas when we remember Christ’s first coming long ago, also Christ’s coming in our hearts today, and waiting in joyful expectation as we ponder our belief in Christ’s second coming in glory at the end of time.
Christmas is more than just one day, it is an entire season. The duration of Christmas demonstrates how sacred the memorial of Christ’s birth and early
Family Advent Service of Light--
Led by the Children’s Choir
Sunday 2nd December at 3.00 p.m
Advent & Christmas Seasonal Music--
A concert with the Kelvin Choir
On Sunday 16th December at 3.00 p.m. in the Church
St. Andrew’s Primary School Carol Service--
At the Church
on Friday 21st December at 10.00 a.m.
Advent Penitential Service--
At the Church
With visiting Confessors on Tuesday 18th December at 7.30 p.m.
Soup Run—Friday 7th December -
Special Advent Appeal for Christmas Gifts
for men in homeless accommodation
(gents toiletries, soup, toothpaste, deodorants, shaving foam, socks,
underwear, hats, scarves etc)
Please label contents and leave at box at the church porch
Parish Children’s Christmas Party
Saturday 15th December
2.30—4.30 at the Upper Hall
Family Tickets £6.00
Please donate a gift for a poor child.
Contact Elizabeth Flanigan 07714241092
Or the Toddlers’ Group on
Thursday 10.00—1.30 p.m.
At the Lower Hall for Tickets
Christmas Eve—Monday 24th December
Vigil of Christmas - 6.00 p.m.
Midnight Mass preceded by Carol Service
Procession, Blessing of the Crib from 11.15 p.m.
Christmas Day —Tuesday 25th December
Mass 10.00 a.m. (for children and families)
Mass 12 noon
Monday 31st December (New Year’s Eve)
Mass at 10.00 a.m.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament—7—9 p.m.
Tuesday 1st January (New Year’s Day)
Solemnity of Mary Mother of God—Mass at 10.00 a.m.
Happy Christmas and Every Blessing for 2013