Today is the Solemnity of the Lord’s Epiphany - the feast of the revelation about the mystery of the Word-made-flesh. Today we see the Wise Men, who followed the star to Bethlehem to worship the Baby Jesus, come to the crib. Tomorrow (Monday) is the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord and the end of the Christmas season. The Feast of the Lord’s Presentation (Candlemas) will be celebrated on Friday 2nd February.

We had beautiful celebrations here on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. A very big thank you to everyone who worked so hard to prepare for and celebrate Christmas here in Church—there are many people and many ministries involved. Thank you also to all who bring so much life to the life of the parish throughout the year. Everyone is grateful for so much kindness and generosity.

May God bless you all and may you continue to celebrate the festive season in your hearts and homes.

Congratulations to Fr Jerome who was canonically installed as Parish Priest of St John Vianney, West Green, on Friday evening. Thank you to those who came to support him. Please make sure you take a card detailing the Christmas Mass times. Thank you to all those who supported the Joint Carol Service at St Paul’s Church last weekend, and especially our readers and singers. Finally, we send best wishes to all who begin their Christmas holidays this week. God bless you all.

The clergy and parish team wish you all a happy, holy and peaceful Christmas, and every blessing for the New Year.

Today is the Second Sunday of Advent. Thank you to all who came or watched our Advent talk on Wednesday, and thank you to Rev Ruth Moriarty for her beautiful reflection. Many thanks also for the lovely School Mass, and we had a wonderful time at the Bernadette Club Christmas tea party. This week, the children from school will come on Thursday morning for their Reconciliation. God bless you all in the coming week.


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