Christmas morning








The distribution of Holy Communion at St Mary’s this morning.

It has been a wonderful start to Christmas in the Parish with full Churches and even two Masses with standing room only! ‘There was no room at the inn’

Tomorrow is the Feast of St Stephen – Patron of Altar servers.
The Mass will be at The Good Shepherd 10.00am as usual.

Finally a very Happy Christmas to you all!

Christmas preparations








In the previous blog post you saw the crib figures in the Sacristy. Well as you can see the crib is now set up but it’s a empty crib, as we are awaiting the arrival of Baby Jesus.







Window ledges have also been decorated.







You’ll notice that the hymn board gets some company!







Flower arrangers have also spent most of the afternoon working very hard and as you can see the results are outstanding!







New candles have also been placed on the Lady Altar.

Stay tuned for more pictures of St Mary’s and also pictures of St Patrick’s and The Good Shepherd.

It’s never too late!








The start of the Penitential Service which took place last night at St Mary’s.








If you missed the Penitential Service there is still time to go to Confession before Christmas! The times and locations are here:
The Good Shepherd 10:30am – 11:00am
St Mary’s 11:30am – 12noon
St Patrick’s 5:15pm – 5:40pm

Confessions take place every Saturday but please check the weekly newsletter in case of any changes.


SVP Christmas Lunch








The SVP (Saint Vincent de Paul Society) held their annual Parish Christmas lunch today.







A hotpot lunch was enjoyed by all, although the best part for some people is the mince pies and triffle!








After lunch children from St Mary’s school came to provide entertainment by singing Christmas carols and what a fantastic job they did!