Bible Study on Wed at 10.30 a.m. for all.
CCD 1st Reconciliation Sat 16 Dec, 11.30 am following 11 a.m. Mass
Christmas Penance Service 19 Dec at 8 p.m.
Christmas Bazaar this Sun. after the Morning Masses – Children’s Books. Thanks to all.
Holy Water: bring a bottle of water; I will bless salt and water to give you holy water.
St Joseph’s Christmas Giving Tree up to 24 Dec gives a special Christmas to children & families in Paris area. Suggestions for gift, donation, for orphanages, hospitals, shelters will be on paper ornaments on the Tree. Info: Gretchen Knoll 0670010928. Needed are Drivers, Gift Wrap and large bags.
Feasts next week: Wed: St Nicholas of Myra; Thurs: St Ambrose of Milan; Fri: Immaculate Conception of Mary; Sat. St Juan Diego.
Passionist Congregation Christmas Collection at 4 Christmas Masses. If away at Christmas, a donation in an envelope can be marked– ‘Passionist Christmas Collection’. ADP welcome
Collection 12th Nov: €2,864.35; ADP €227; Donation: €500. A.D.P. Button on Website.
Baptism Preparation on Sat. 9 Dec ,11.00 a.m.
Women’s Spirituality Ministry next Sat at 4 pm
“Lead us not into temptation”: a new French translation of this petition in the ‘Our Father’ this weekend (Catholic and Protestant churches). “La Croix” & “Paris Notre Dame” have flagged this. Some ask if there will be a new English translation of Our Father? I contacted U.S. Bishops’ Liturgy Office, The Irish Liturgy Institute and the Bishops of England & Wales Liturgy Office about this. Reply is: NO CHANGE in English words of the Our Father. Retired Pope Benedict’s book, ‘Jesus of Nazareth’, has a helpful commentary on ‘Lead us not into temptation’. [160 – 164] Photocopy of pages on request. Aidan, C.P.
Sat 23 Dec: 11 a.m. Mass; Vigil Mass, 6.30 pm.
Sunday, 24 Dec 4th Sun of Advent: Mass, 11 am
Christmas Masses: 24 Dec: 5.30, 7.30 & 10 pm.
Christmas Day, 25 Dec: Mass at 11 a.m.
26 – 29 Dec. 8.30 a.m. Mass.