23rd December

Guadalupe Mass, Simbang Gabi & More!

This December at the Rosary Shrine, we have a rich and inspiring line-up of special events for you and your family; the Shrine will be welcoming some very distinguished guests for these occasions:

Wed 5th December, 7:30pm: Talk by the renowned US public policy analyst, acclaimed author, and biographer of Pope St John Paul II, George Weigel, who will speak on ‘Catholicism and Public Life in Turbulent Times‘. The talk will be in church; it is free of charge, and all are very welcome.

Sat 8th December, 10am – 12pm: Advent Recollection, with Mass and a talk by Fr John Farrell OP, Master of Students for the English Dominican Province; ending with Benediction and lunch in the Hall. All welcome.

Wed 12th December, 7:30pm: Annual Mass in honour of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Unborn Child, and Empress of the Americas, and Patroness of the Philippine Islands. Mass will be celebrated and preached by the Norbertine Abbot Hugh Allan, Apostolic Administrator of the Falkland Islands, with music from the Hispano-Filipino tradition.

Sat 15 – Sun 23 December: Novena of ‘Simbang Gabi’ Masses, at 6pm on weekends, and 7:30pm on weekdays (see poster above), with guest preachers from the Filipino Chaplaincy. Every night, the Mass will be followed by a reception of Filipino food in the Hall. All welcome.

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