Today is the annual St Lucia Festa of the Italian Community. Please take extra care when exiting the carpark this morning as it will be busier than usual.

There will be a homemade pasta bake fundraiser sale after the 9:15am Mass today. $5/bowl.

The Youth Group continues its Christmas Play rehearsals today 11am-12noon in the Ellengowan Hall. It also meets this Friday (final for the year), beginning with catechism at 5:30pm.

There is servers’ practice this Mon. at 5:30pm.

FSSP calendars ($15) are now on sale at the bookstore.

Next Sunday, 18 December:

  1. The Youth Group’s Christmas Play at 11am (Ellengowan Hall). All welcome.
  2. Advent Carol Service at 8pm (St Patrick’s Church, Grote St).
  3. Christmas movie night fundraiser: Wednesday 21 Dec. at 6:15pm at Palace Nova Eastend. It’s a Wonderful Life starring Jimmy Stewart. “One of the greatest films ever made!” Tickets are $21 for adults and $16 for children under 14. For all info, visit: Bookings es-sential. 

Christmas Day Mass times:

Please note that there will be NO 5pm Mass on Christmas Day.

Fr Sofatzis is on retreat next week, and will be return on Fri. 16 Dec.

Please remember our sick in your prayers, especially Bill Mamo (Tina Marsh’s brother), Jane Carey, Kathryn Nader, Tony Caruso, Luise Obrist (Gaby Freer’s mother), and Vin-cenza Martucci (Ines Barson’s mother). Please remember also the recently deceased and also those whose anniversaries occur about this time.