Advent 2021 invitation

Our coming home invitation:

The activities and events listed below are available as a poster -> Advent 2021 Flyer

Advent marks the start of the Church’s year and, at St Pauls, we continue to come back together as a parish community following the difficult times of the pandemic. In particular, this Advent we are focusing on inviting families back into the heart of our Sunday celebrations.

A special invitation goes out to all families to join in the Advent Masses and activities. Each week a family will be asked to light the Advent wreath on behalf of the whole congregation at the start of Mass.

These events are for everyone in our parish community.

Advent 1 Sunday 28th November, 10am 

  • Jesse Tree Decorations: available on the pews for children to colour (colouring pens available / feel free to bring your own). These will be collected for hanging on the Jesse Tree in church.
  • After Mass: Please join us for Tea & Coffee after Mass.
  • The Travelling Crib,will be collected by the first family ready to start its journey around school and parish families. (More details to follow).

Advent 2 Sunday 5th December, 10am ADVENT capital letters

  • Printed capital letters relating to Advent sayings will be in the pews ready to colour, these will be displayed as banners on the side walls of church. (Colouring pens available / feel free to bring your own).

Advent 3 Sunday 12th December, 10am Toy Sunday

  • Children are invited to bring a toy to church (unwrapped please) for giving to children who may otherwise not receive a Christmas present at all. All toys will be collected at Mass and later distributed to a local children’s charity.
  • The Parish Christmas events card will be available mid Decmber following the school design competition. Please take one for people you know who are elderly or housebound.
  • Advent Service of Reconciliation: Father Peter Burke invites everyone to join him on Tuesday December 14th at 7pm in church

Advent 4 Sunday 19th Dec, 10am

  • Family Celebration of Christingle with tea and coffee after Mass in church. Join us for an Advent journey to Christmas.

We look forward to welcoming you back!

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