Fri ADVENT 2009 TIMETABLE 04.12.09 9.15am Whole School Advent Mass in Church ST JOHN Sun 06.12.09 7.00pm 11.00am Youth Club Christmas Party Romania Group at Extravaganza BOSCO Tue 08.12.09 6.30pm KS1 Nativity in School (ticket only) Wed 09.12.09 8.00pm PPC Christmas Social Thu 10.12.09 6.30pm KS1 Nativity in School (ticket only Sat 12.12.09 7.30pm St John Bosco Christmas Party Mon 14.12.09 1.45pm KS2 Carols in Church Tue 15.12.09 6.30pm KS2 Carols in Church Thu 17.12.09 7.30 pm St John Bosco Penitential Service Fri 18.12.09 9.15am End of term whole School Mass Sun 20.12.09 11.00am Mulled wine & mince pies after Sunday Mass in the Parish Centre Mon 21.12.09 7.00pm Facing Christmas Ecumenical Service Thu 24.12..09 5.00pm Children’s Christmas Mass CHRISTMAS EVE 11.30pm Carol Service and Midnight Mass Fri 25.12.09 8.00am Dawn Mass CHRISTMAS DAY 10.00am Christmas Day Mass Sat 26.12.09 6.30pm Mass, Feast of The Holy Family & rededication of Altar Servers Sun 27.12.09 10.00am Mass, Feast of The Holy Family & rededication of Altar Servers ADVENT 2009 ADVENT The Second Week of Advent Many people rush through Advent, by expending a Father in heaven, great deal of time and energy preparing for set our hearts ablaze to follow in the steps of John the Baptist. Christmas, with little thought to the true meaning. May we bring light and love to all we meet, that the darkness of sin and fear may be overcome. Let us embrace these precious weeks of Advent, and In Christ's name we ask this. Amen. use them to examine our own faith, make time for regular prayer, reflect on the Gospels we hear at Mass each Sunday, and call to mind and repent our sins. Let us all place our trust in our faith as we journey through Advent and anticipate the celebrations of Christmas. The Third Week of Advent As we draw near to you, Lord God, As we begin this season of Advent, let us prepare keep us aware of your presence in all we do. Come with power to enlighten us by for the arrival of the Lord, into the world, through your grace, that we may live in praise the birth of his Son Jesus Christ. Advent is a time to and peace all our days. celebrate light in the midst of darkness. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen. So don't let this Advent pass you by in a blurred rush, let us focus on the true meaning. Let us confess, wait, and pray. The Fourth Week of Advent Lord Jesus, we approach that holy moment when Your coming as man is renewed in our hearts. Give us peace and allow us to celebrate Your presence with joy, that we may some day waiting in joy when He comes. share Your glory. We ask this of You, who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, as One God, now and forever. Amen Light in the darkness Advent Prayers ADVENT 2009 at Prayer while lighting the Advent candle: A family prayer for Advent to say while lighting St John Bosco: the Advent candle: O God, rejoicing, • Follow our Advent calendar we remember the promise of your Son. As the light from this candle, • Say Advent prayers each week will brightening our way and guiding us by his truth. May Christ our Saviour bring life • Join us at the St John Bosco into the darkness of our world, and to us, as we wait for his coming. Christmas Social on Saturday We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen 12.12.09 • Attend our adult Advent Penitential Service on 17.12.09 • Join us for our special “Facing Christmas” ecumenical service on Monday 21.12.09 The First Week of Advent • Attend the Children’s Christmas Heavenly Father, as we begin this Advent, mass or our Carol give light to our eyes and peace to our hearts. Service and Midnight May the Lord find us watching and waiting in joy when He comes. Mass on Christmas We ask this in Jesus' name. Amen Eve or either of our Christmas Day Masses. ADVENT 2009 CALENDAR Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Satur 29 1st Sunday 30 St Andrew 1 2What does the 3 St Francis 4 5 in Advent holly in a Christmas Xavier Make an Advent Listen to the Advent Listen to the Advent Contact someone We light the first wreath promise & write it message at the Pray for all message at the you haven’t seen candle on our Advent symbolise ? down. School Mass missionaries today School Advent Mass for a long time. Wreath 6 2nd Sunday 7 St Ambrose 8The Immaculate 9 10 11 12Try to call to mind in Advent Make a quiet time Conception Give Save a Spend time with your your sins in preparation Light a candle after someone a for the parish to pray Pray for all coin to family Mass and little of penitential Mothers put in pray for your time service next today the collection your family week 13 3rd Sunday 14 15 16 19 St John of Say a special 17 18 in Advent the Cross prayer today for Attend the parish Pray for all Look at your Advent Light a candle after peace throughout Spend time with promise ~ how are penitential service Attend the end of term Mass and pray for the world School Mass expectant mothers your family you doing ? tonight your friends 20 4th Sunday in 21 Look at the 22 Give your help 23 God is near, 24 Attend one 25 “Unto us a 26 Say a prayer for Advent Light a stars and thank to someone who spend a few quiet of our special Child is all Altar Servers candle and pray for all God needs it moments with him Masses today born”. those travelling this for them. today. Christmas 27 The Holy 28 29 30 SS Basil & 31 Think about the 1 Mary 2 Remember all Family Gregory wonder of the Mother of God that has happened Spend a few Help recycle your Christmas Star this season of Visit the Crib and give moments in rubbish Look forward to the Say a prayer to Advent and Christmas, thanks to Jesus reflection New Year with hope Mary, mother of give thanks and rejoice ! Jesus Epiphany- 3Epiphany- 2 3 4 5 Almighty God , you are the Light of the world. 6 7 Follow in the footsteps May the radiance of Your Light illumine our hearts and brighten our home of the Wise Men and with the spirit of faith and love. come to worship Jesus Let the Light of Your Presence guide us, for in Your Light we see light. Bless us also with Your Spirit, that happiness and peace may ever abide in us all. Amen.