Food Bank | "Lord, when did I see You hungry?"

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Then the king will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world;  for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,  I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’  Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink?  And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing?  And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?’  And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’

St Matthew’s Gospel, 25:34ff

500 Premier Christian Radio bags will be distributed early in January for you to return with items to help those struggling to buy food.
The ONLY items needed are:
Milk (long-life or powdered) fruit juice or squash (fresh and long-life), Sponge pudding (tinned) Biscuits or snack bars, Instant or tinned potato Tinned meat / fish, Sugar (500g bags) Rice pudding, Instant coffee, Tea bags.
Thank you for helping!

Evangelii Gaudium

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Pope Francis, in Evangelii Gaudium, calls us to a special care for the poor.
As a hall-mark of this pontificate, the Poor are already a planned feature of our
Year of Renewal, and our Parish has a dozen current projects for the poor and needy:
6 months rental for a homeless Parishioner; Clothes for babies saved from abortion:
Pre-Advent (& pre-Lent) Charity Fayres; Concert & Collection for Filipino typhoon victim;
Part-funding abuse victim parishioners for the Grief to Grace programme; SVP outreach
Christmas gifts for needy children; Ecumenical Winter Homeless Night Shelter;
the local Food Bank; Street Pastors; our on-going ACN and other overseas projects, etc.

Christmas 2013

Christmas

CHRISTMAS LITURGIES 2013

4th Sunday of Advent, 22nd Dec.
Blessing of Bambini at all Masses.9.30am Mass concludes with
Childrens’ Carols and Nativity Tableau.
(NB.  Not at the Christmas Eve Vigil Mass when the Childrens’ Liturgy leaders & many families are away.)
Christmas Eve, Tuesday 24th Dec.
5.30pm Vigil Mass of Christmas Eve
11.30pm Office of Readings & Carols
leading into Midnight Mass.
Christmas Day, Wednesday 25th
Midnight Mass (starts at Midnight)
(preceded by the Office of Readings & Carols)
and Blessing of the Crib
8am Mass of Christmas Dawn & Carols
9.30am Mass of Christmas Day & Carols
11.30am Solemn Mass of
Christmas Day with Carols.
NB. There is no 5.30 evening Mass on Christmas Day
Sunday 29th December
Feast of the Holy Family
All Masses at the weekend usual times.
 
 

Make sure that your home has a CHRISTMAS CRIB

on sale in our Bookshop in various sizes and at very reasonable prices.
Then, on the weekend before Christmas (21st /22nd December),
bring the Baby Jesus from your Family Crib for the
Blessing of Bambini at all Masses on the 4th Sunday of Advent.
 
 

Gifts for Christmas and the New Year

Could you buy an extra gift for a needy child or baby?
Bring your gifts to Mass on the 3rd Sunday of Advent,
ie. NEXT weekend – 14th / 15th December.
Gifts should be wrapped with a label indicating gender and age (0-15 years).
The Good Counsel Network also needs baby blankets & baby clothes (0-12 months)
These NEW baby items should not be gift-wrapped but left in their original packaging.
Please leave your gifts and baby items in the coloured boxes at our usual
drop-off point just inside the doors of the Pastoral Centre corridor.