Final arrangements were made for the celebration of the seasons of Advent and Christmas. All parishioners are invited to join Fr Paul for Advent Prayer and Reflection on the next two Wednesday evenings. Christmas Mass times remain the same as in previous years, and are available here in Carmel, on the posters at the church entrance, and on our parish website.
The revised guidelines for Children’s Liturgy of the Word that were recently drafted were approved by Fr Paul and the committee. These can be found on our website. To support Ministers of Children’s Liturgy of the Word in their work, formation workshops will be held in early February next year, prior to the commencement of Children’s Liturgy of the Word on the First Sunday of Lent.
Initial preparations were also made for the Season of Lent in 2013, which will start on 13 February (Easter will be early next year on 31 March). The scriptures of the season were considered, and existing practices were reviewed to see how the season could be best celebrated.
Finally, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the Liturgy Committee for its support and hard work during 2013: Fr Paul, Denise Alderman, Lyn Craddy, Janine Hanna, Lyn McQueeney and Natalie Stewart.