Parish Notices for the Fourth Week of Advent, Year B

The Pope’s Prayer Intention for December:

We pray that people living with disabilities may be at the centre of attention in society, and that institutions may offer inclusive programmes which value their active participation.

St. Vincent de Paul

The next second collection will be taken on Sunday, 31st of December. Envelopes will be available in the pews. The SSVP would like to extend their deepest gratitude for your generosity and continued support for the year!

2024 Catechism Registration

The 2024 Catechism Registration will open on Sunday 21st of January 2024. Announcements on how and where will be made closer to the time.

The Jubilee Year 2025

Following the extraordinary 2015 Holy Year of Mercy instigated by Pope Francis, the forthcoming Jubilee will take place in line with the norm of leaving a 25-year gap between each one. The most recent ordinary jubilee took place in the year 2000, as the world and the Catholic Church prepared to enter the new millennium. The Jubilee Year is a special year of grace, in which the Church offers the faithful the possibility of obtaining a plenary indulgence. Traditionally, it begins just before Christmas and ends on the Epiphany of the following year. The Pope inaugurates the Holy Year with the rite of the opening of the Holy Door in St. Peter’s Basilica. After that, the Holy Doors of the other papal basilicas – St John Lateran, St Paul Outside the Walls, and St Mary Major – are opened and remain so until the end of the Jubilee Year. In preparation for the 2025 Jubilee Year ‘Pilgrims of Hope’, 2024 has been designated a Year of Prayer by Pope Francis. It starts this Advent. There is a particular focus on the Our Father, and this presents us with a great opportunity to go back to the basics of prayer. .



The Parish Office will be closed on the 22nd of December 2023 and reopen on the 08th of January 2024

24th December ~ Christmas Eve: 17h30—Office of readings with carols and Sung Mass of the night.

25th December ~ Christmas Day: 07h30 Second Said Mass of Christmas (Fulfils obligation) 09h00 Sung Morning Prayer followed by 09h30 Sung Third Mass of Christmas (Fulfils obligation)

Weekday Masses from Tuesday 26th December 2023 – Friday, 05 January 2024 will be at 09h00 and not at 13h10.

Sunday Masses will be at 07h30 and 09h30.

Weekday Masses return to normal schedule from Monday, 08th of January 2024.

There will be no Morning Prayer on Sundays 31st of December 2023 and 07th of January 2024.