Saturday, 29 November 2008

The Advent Season - Opportunities for Prayer

The New year of the Church begins this weekend with the season of Advent. This holy season is a time of preparation for the appraoching feast of Christmas. It is a time for us to think how we will wlecome the Lord of the Universe not just at Christmas, but when he comes as Judge of the world on the last day.
There are many ways in which we can prepare. One way is by making a sincere confession. Preparing our hearts to recieve Christ the Lord by getting rid of all the things that get in the way, namely our sins.
Confession times at St Maries are as follows:
Wednesdays 11:45am - 12:10pm
Saturdays 10:30am - 12:00 noon
Christmas Eve 10:30 - 12:00 noon
In addition to going to Confession you can spend some extra time with the Lord in prayer and reflection. By means of helping us to do this there there will be Evening Prayer and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament on all Sundays of Advent at 3:00pm. Take some time out of the hustle and bustle of Christmas preparations and spend some time with Our Lord in prayer. It will not be time wasted.

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