Fr Stan writes …
Today, the third Sunday of Advent is traditionally known as Gaudete Sunday. Gaudete means ‘rejoice’. The entrance antiphon for today is: ‘Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice! The Lord is near!
When Advent was observed as a more penitential season, this third Sunday was a break form the sombre mood and was more celebratory. The rose-coloured candle in the Advent Wreath and rose-coloured vestments convey a mood of joy and celebration.
Our Second Rite of Reconciliation for Advent will be on this coming Tuesday, 18thDecember beginning at 7:00pm. Mass for this Tuesday will be at 8:30am ONLY.
We welcome into our Christian community through the Sacrament of Baptism Gwyneth Ruoya Young, Oliver James Jellis, Camila Teresa Arnal-Levert andcongratulate their families.
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 18th December at 3:30pm in the church.
All who come will be involved.
There will be a final practice on Saturday 22nd December at 10am in the parking lot in front of Parish/School Hall. For all enquiries please call Nadia on 0419 269 692.