We have a wonderful array of activities going on this December. The first weekend of December begins, of course, with our monthly First Saturday devotions (Adoration, Lectio Divina and Confession from 5pm; Mass at 6pm) including the monthly Rosary procession with blessed candles at 7pm.
During Advent and Christmastide, Fr Peter Harries will be giving a series of 30-minute presentations on Thursday evenings at 6:45pm on Advent & Christmas themes in sacred art. The dates and topics for the talks are shown in the poster here, and the talks will take place in the Parish Hall.
On 12 December, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, there will be a talk in the Hall at 7pm by author and podcaster, Meg Hunter-Kilmer entitled: “Mother of God, Mother of Mine: How Our Lady of Guadalupe Leads Us to Bethlehem”. For more about our speaker, visit: www.piercedhands.com/about-me/
The following day, 13th of December, is St Lucy’s feast which is traditionally kept as a feast of light and song. There will be a Dominican Rite Sung Mass at 9pm. The Mass will be sung at the Rosary Altar, and the church will be illuminated only by candlelight. Following the Mass there will be refreshments in the Parish Hall.
Finally, on 15th December, our annual Simbang Gabi Masses will begin, running until 23 December. Please see the poster below for more details.