Fr. Stan writes . . .

As the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary falls on a Sunday this year (8th December), the Church celebrates it on Monday 9th December as Sunday is the Lord’s Day. Mary, the woman “full of grace” was conceived free from Original Sin – the Immaculate Conception. In the Archdiocese of Sydney, our Cathedral Church is under the title ‘Immaculate Mother of God, Help of Christians’ so this feast provides an opportunity for us to give honour to the Mother of God, in the Advent season. Mass at 8:30am Monday!

Congratulations to the Year 6 Class from our Parish Primary School and our three Public Schools who graduated to Secondary School recently. We wish them well as they transition to high school and assure them of our continued prayers as they enter the next phase of their school lives.

Congratulations to Maria Teresa Papandrea who will celebrate her 100th Birthday this coming week.

Born 11th December 1919. Teresa has been a Holy Spirit parishioner for 62 years! What a pleasure it is to celebrate a century of life with you.

Wishing you all God’s blessings on your 100th Birthday!

CALLING ALL CHILDREN! Come and celebrate Jesus’ birth during our special outdoor Mass at 6:30pm on Christmas Eve. Any child wishing to take part in the Christmas pageant during the Mass should be present at a meeting on Tuesday 17th December at 3:30pm in the church. All who come will be involved. There will be a final practice on Saturday 21st December at 10am in the parking lot in front of Parish/School Hall. For all enquiries please call Nadia on 0419 269 692.