St Lucy’s Day – 13 December
This will be the first time we celebrate this feast at our new Shrine. St lucy is the patron saint fo those with poor eyesight and the blind. As this is a Thursday, the mass will be at 12 noon.
This Sunday, 16 December, is Advent 3. The 8 am mass has no hymns and a sermon while the 9.30 mass has hymns with a choir and a sermon, and there is morning tea afterwards. The celebrant and preacher this day will be Fr Scott. There will be said Evensong with no hymns from the Book of Common Prayer at 4 pm this Sunday.
Christmas Biscuit Bake
On Sunday 16 December we are going to have a biscuit bake for Christmas. We need to get some extra biscuits done for our Children’s service on Christmas eve and it’s an opportunity to cook together. We are suggesting that people bring their dough and we bake it here in the hall after morning tea.
The Lodge Service
Once a month we hold an Anglican service in the local nursing home, The Lodge, at Wayville. Our next service there is Wednesday 19 December at 11.15 am.
Next Sunday: Advent 4
Next Sunday, 23 December, is Advent 4. The 8 am mass has no hymns and a sermon while the 9.30 mass has hymns with a choir and a sermon, and there is morning tea afterwards. There will be said Evensong with no hymns from the Book of Common Prayer at 4 pm this Sunday.
Christmas Children’s Service
Our popular Children’s Christmas service will be held at 6 pm on Monday 24 December. This is a simple service with a few carols and the story of the nativity, designed for young children.
Midnight Mass of Christmas
This choral mass will start at 11 pm on Monday 24 Christmas, finishing at midnight. It is a beautiful service, concluding with the singing of Silent Night in candlelight.
Christmas Day Mass
There is one mass on Christmas Day at 9 am with hymns and a sermon.
Every month, usually on the first Friday, we remember at a special requiem all those whose year’s mind falls in that month, the recently departed, and any others for whom prayers are requested. Our next monthly requiem is on Friday 4 January 2019.
Gregorian Chant Group
We meet next in late January 2019.
Cell of Our Lady of Walsingham
This meets next on Saturday 2 February at 9 am for mass followed by a shared breakfast.
This meets next on Sunday 3 February, 2019 at 11 am.
Parish Council meets next on Sunday 10 February, 2019 at 11 am.
There is a mass or meeting once a month for oblates of St Benedict and others interested in the relgious life. The mass includes a reading from the Rule of St Benedict and is followed by a shared lunch. Our next meeting will be 23 February, next year.
The group meets weekly during school term. It is now in recess until February 2019.
This is in recess until next year. We meet next on Tuesday, 5 March at 1 pm in the hall.