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THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

MARY'S CHILD: PRINCE OF PEACE

From Mary his lowly handmaid, God
prepared a body for his Christ, who
comes to fill the world with his spirit
of peace.

DIARY FOR THE WEEK
4th Sunday
of Advent
23rd December



5.30 pm - Sat
6.30 pm
10.00 am
11.00 am
3.00 pm

6.00 pm

Mass with Children's Liturgy - Robert Lee (RIP)
Parish Social after Mass in the church hall - all are welcome
SUNG MASS with Children's Liturgy - Hilda Wall (RIP)
Refreshments in the church hall after Mass - all are welcome
A Service of Readings and Carols
- mulled wine and mince pies in the hall after the Carol Service
Mass - Pro Populo
Monday
24th December
Christmas
Eve

9.45 am
10.00 am
7.00 pm
11.00 pm
11.30 pm

Morning Prayer
Mass - Michael Clarke (RIP)
The Vigil Mass of Christmas - Sean Keane (RIP)
Carols will be sung until the
Blessing of the Crib at the beginning of the Candlelit Midnight Mass
with Holy Communion and Procession to the Crib with the Bambino
Tuesday
25th December
CHRISTMAS
DAY

10.00 am

Mass of Christmas Morning, with visit to the Crib
Elizabeth Murphy and Raymond Galpin (RIP)
Wednesday
26th December
Feast of
St Stephen

12 noon

Mass with the Enrolment of Altar Servers
and if possible - Reception after Mass in the church hall
Thursday
27th December

St John,
Apostle

10.00 am

Mass at the church of the Sacred Heart - Ruislip Manor
Friday
28th December
The Holy
Innocents Mm

9.45 am
10.00 am

Morning Prayer
Funeral Mass - Pauline Edwards (RIP)
Saturday
29th December
St Thomas
Becket BpM

8.30 am
9.45 am
10.00 am
10.30 - 11.30 am

Church Cleaning
Morning Prayer
Mass - Jill and John Henehan's family's intentions
Exposition and Benediction - Sacrament of Reconciliation
Sunday
30th December
Feast of the
Holy Family

5.30 pm
10.00 am
11.00 am
6.00 pm

Mass with Children's Liturgy - Edie Kiely (RIP)
Sung Mass with Children's Liturgy - Bryan Cusack (RIP)

Refreshments in the church hall after Mass
Said Mass - Pro Populo

My Dear Friends,

There are still a number of the special Christmas cards available in the porch this weekend with all the Mass times for Christmas, and equally importantly they list the times of Confession before the feast as well.

The day after Christmas Day is St Stephen's Day - the patron saint of altar servers, the day when those who have been training to become altar servers are enrolled. There is just one candidate to be enrolled this year, but please do come and support our altar servers and join us for a cup of coffee and a mince pie (if you can face just one more!) after the Mass of St Stephen on Boxing Day morning.

Sadly I have not been able to sort out a meeting with those of you who were kind enough to register an interest re-The Year of Faith. Time has been against me these last few weeks I'm afraid, but I hope to get on top of this in the New Year - promise!! Keep your eye on the Newsletter.

My prayer for us all at this time of year is that we may all have a truly holy and blessed Christmas, and that we may welcome the Christ child into our hearts and homes.

"May Christ be the unseen guest at your table."

God Bless.

THE GIVING TREE

Is once again being wonderfully supported. Thank you for your generosity and kindness. Special thanks to Theresa Sullivan and her team for their work in collecting and distributing the mountain of gifts. Please be sure to bring in any gifts you still have at home, this weekend.

CHRISTMAS POSTERS

Many thanks to the Knights of St Columba for providing us with the delightful Christmas posters for us to display in our homes. If you haven't got one. Please take one as you leave.

PARISH CAROL SERVICE

THIS SUNDAY AT 3 PM A traditional service of Carols and Readings, to be followed by a get-together in the hall. DO COME ALONG!!

LAST WEEK'S COLLECTION

Envelopes: 994.49
Loose Plate: 305.64
Total: 1300.13

DON'T FORGET! THERE IS COFFEE IN THE PARISH HALL AFTER THE MORNING MASS ON SUNDAY.
SEE YOU THERE!!


St Gregory's Catholic Church, 447 Victoria Road, South Ruislip, Middx., HA4 0EG,
Tel: 020 8845 2186

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