The Season of Advent is almost upon us...with Christmas just around the corner. Many parishioners, I know, like to treat Advent in a special way...and so a couple of items are suggested for consideration:
Fr. Hugh Fagan C.S.Sp., who is a well-known Retreat Master, will preside at Masses on the weekend of Thursday 4th and Friday 5th at 10.00 a.m. Also on Saturday 6th at 6.00 p.m. During the Mass he will lead us in prayerful consideration of the Advent Journey...a journey to the Feast of the Birth of Jesus. As we look forward joyfully to celebrating Jesus Birth...we look forward also to our future meeting with him...one that brings no fear but instead joyful anticipation. Do come and make this time of preparation a very special occasion.
One of the great gifts given to us by a loving God is the opportunity to clean up our act...to do spiritual spring cleaning. I am referring to the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Advent is a special time for us to COME BACK TO GOD WITH ALL OUR HEARTS. Pope Francis put is very simply but urgently: