A former parish priest of Wenty claims that people used to call the parish office in the lead up to Christmas and ask this very question. Although it may surprise you that people called and asked it, what will probably be more surprising this year is the answer you’ll get!Continue reading “What Time’s Midnight Mass?”
Carmel Bulletin, 29 November 2015
As the season of preparation for Christmas is now upon us, we are beginning to invite liturgical ministers to serve at our Christmas Masses.
You will find sign-up sheets as usual in the parish centre today. We need assistance in the following roles:
- Computer operators for the data projector
- Head collection wardens
- Offertory procession
- Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Altar servers can sign up to help on the sheet in the work sacristy, while Ministers of the Word should have received an email this week asking whether they will be available at Christmas time.
This year at our Christmas Masses, we will be posting a sheet on the whiteboard in the parish centre of all the volunteers who have signed up. When ministers arrive at Mass to serve, we ask that you “sign in” on the sheet so that we can quickly check that ministers are present, and if we need to find replacements. This will help us ensure that our Christmas Masses go as smoothly as possible.
I thank all our liturgical ministers for their continued commitment to our community. Please consider serving at what is a very important time in the Church’s year, and a crucial time for welcoming parishioners and visitors alike.
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.
This weekend we approach the end of the Christmas season, which concludes with Monday’s feast of the Baptism of the Lord. In today’s feast, The Epiphany, we celebrate Christ revealed to the world, symbolised in the story of the three wise men. Continue reading “Epiphany – 7/1/06”
This week sees us enter the second week of the Christmas season. As we do that, I’d like to take the opportunity to thank those people who contributed to our Christmas celebrations. Continue reading “Christmas Thank You – 31/12/06”