The Youth Group’s Christmas Play is today at 11am in the Ellengowan Hall. All welcome. There will be an opportunity to give a donation to support the Youth Group.

The Annual Advent Carol Service is tonight at 8pm at St Patrick’s Church, Grote St. All Welcome. (There will be a leaving collection after the Carol Service to support the work of MaterCare – helping mothers and babies in the developing world. Thank you for your generosity.) Please note that there will be no Vespers this evening, due to the Carol Service.

The Altar Servers meet for the final time this year at 5:30pm tomorrow.

The 18-25 Young Adults meet tomorrow, Mon. 18th Dec. beginning with Adoration at Holy Name Church at 6:30-7pm. This will be followed by dinner nearby and a talk by Fr Sofatzis. All welcome.

The final Scripture class of the year will be tomorrow, Mon. 18th Dec. at 7:30pm.

The will be an Advent Movie Night on Wed. 20th Dec. at 8pm in the Ellengowan Hall.  The movie will be All or Nothing, a film about the life of Sr Clare Crockett, SHM.

Thursday evening Faith Formation classes are now in recess until Feb. next year.

Christmas Mass Times:

Sun. 24th December:
8am Low Mass,
9:15am Sung Mass.
Please note that there is no 5pm Mass on Sun. 24th (Christmas Eve)

Mon. 25th December:
Midnight Sung Mass, with confessions from 10:30pm & Carols from 11:30pm
5am Sung Dawn Mass
7am Low (Day) Mass
9:15am Sung Day Mass
Please note that there is no 5pm Mass on Christmas Day

Tues. 26th December:
8:30am Low Mass.

Wed-Sun 27th-31st December: Mass times as usual.

Mon. 1st January:
11am Low Mass.

There is a Mothers’ Day of Recollection on 10th Jan. Please pick up a flyer to register (or download the flyer here). Fr Wee would like this to be a well earned day of silence and recollection for mothers; he requests that children should be cared for by other family members on this day.

One place has become available for our Men’s Retreat, 5th-9th Jan. Please contact Marco Barsotti (ocram70{at}gmail.com) if you are interested. Cost $495.

Save the dates: The Youth Group will hold its annual activity days on Jan. 18th-20th. More information soon.

Fraternity Calendars are on sale at the bookstall for $15.

Giving boxes for Christmas are now at the back of the church. Non-perishable foodstuffs, toiletry items and unwrapped toys may be left in them. These will be distributed to the needy of Adelaide this Christmas by the Hutt St Centre. The boxes are emptied regularly. Thank you for your generosity.

Please refrain from bringing food items into the church. Thank you.

Please do not place any advertising material in the church without the prior permission of the chaplain. Thank you.

Please remember the sick in your prayers, especially Damian Wyld, Domenic Marafiote, Michael Turnbull (Bob Turnbull’s brother), Tony Caruso and Vincenza Martucci (Ines Barson’s mother). Please also remember the recently deceased, especially and those whose anniversaries occur about this time.