Many sincere thanks to all those who assisted at 40 Hours this weekend.

There will be a special collection today for the suffering people in Ukraine. The money collected will be sent to the Ukrainian Catholic Church for distribution to the needy. Thank you for your generosity.

The Youth Group continues its Christmas Play rehearsals today 11am-12noon in the atrium. It also meets this Fri., beginning with catechism at 5:30pm.

There is no servers’ practice this Mon.

This Thursday is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. There will be Low Mass at 7am and Solemn Mass at 6:30pm.

If you volunteer in any capacity at Holy Name and have not yet had a Child Protection training session, the next session will be this Thursday 8 Dec from 6:30pm to 8pm in the Cathedral Parish Hall. Bookings essential: ph.: 8210 8159 or email:

There is a working bee this Saturday morning at 9:30am to help prepare the church and the grounds for Christmas.

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

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

Sunday 18 Dec: Children’s Christmas Play at 11am; Advent Carol Service 8pm (St Patrick’s, Grote St). Please see flyer here.

Christmas movie night fundraiser: Wednesday 21 December 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 essential.

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 away from Fri. 9 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.