Advent and Christmas Season 2023
Advent Wreath Lighting
Each weekend Mass during Lent (Saturday 5pm and Sunday 9am, 11am & 8pm) we ask a family, couple or individual to light the Advent wreath with the celebrant. To sign up to help with this joyous task use our Book Online feature and choose the available mass you wish to assist with. Click here to book online.
Bambinelli Sunday December 17th 2023
Each year in St. Peter's Square in Rome, the Pope gathers families and their infant Jesus figurine from their family nativity set, and bestows a special blessing to them. These figurines are lovingly referred to as Bambinellis. This is traditonally celebrated on the Third Sunday of Advent, known as Gaudette Sunday.
Our parish will celebrate this blessing on Sunday December 17th following the 9am and 11am masses. Please bring your infant Jesus figurine (your Bambinelli) to mass, and following the mass gather at the steps of the sanctuary where the priest will bestow the blessing. Then take your Bambinelli home, put it in a gift box and wrap it. On Christmas, unwrap the gift and place the Bambinelli in the manger of your nativity creche.
What a joyful way to welcome the Saviour in your home.
Advent & Christmas Season Calendar
For detailed information on the mass and confession schedule for the seasons of Advent and Christmas season click here.
Holiday Parish Office Hours
December 23rd to 26th - Office Closed
December 27th-30th - 9am to 12pm
January 1st - Office Closed
January 3rd - Regular Office Hours resume