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SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

ADVENT SEASON is a season of preparation. The Catholic Catechism says 554: “When the Church celebrates the liturgy of Advent each year, she makes present the ancient expectancy of the Messiah, for by sharing in the long preparation for the Saviour’s first coming, the faithful renew their ardent desire for his second coming.”

Saint Nicholas – Feastday 6th December

Bishop of Myra, Lycia (modern Turkey)was a very generous prelate to the poor and innocent. Many legendary stories exist about him.Today for many he has become world famous as Santa Claus [Santa = Saint& Klaus is short for Nicholas just as Bill is short for William]. That explains the dress code and appearance of Santa – but not the reindeer! Let us ask Saint Nicholas to help us to be generous and not selfish this Christmas! Incidentally, he also took part in the Church Council at Nicea in 325 with the Emperor Constantine in attendance. This Council condemned the heresy of Arianism which had denied the divinity of Christ. It gave us the ‘Nicene Creed’ which we profess at Mass on Sunday. How nice!

CHRISTMAS MASSES

Lavington Eve – Thursday 24th: 6 pm, 8 pm; Friday 25th: 8 am, 10 am Mass booking required, www.holyspirit lavington.org.au under Sunday Mass

Jindera Eve – Thursday 24th: 6 pm, 9 pm; Friday 25th: (8 am Latin E.F), 9 am

Blessed Carlo Acutis

Teenager Carlos was beatified on Saturday 10th October 2020 in Assisi. He was born in 1991 and died at the young age of 15 years old of Leukemia offering his suffering for the Church. During his short years in Milan, Italy he was filled with a love of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. He was also a computer guru and enjoyed sport and computer games. Carlo went to daily Mass and prayed the Rosary every day. He combined his two loves by setting up a web site on Eucharistic Miracles. Blessed Carlo pray for us. Watch this film he made.

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1st – Priest: Hume BSB 640000  Acc: 111031654 Name: Holy Spirit Presbytery

2nd- Parish: Hume BSB 640000  Acc: 111056699 Name: Holy Spirit Parish