Parish News for the 2nd Week in Advent

December 7, 2023 by James Elston in Weekly News

This Sunday is the Second in Advent. In the Gospel reading John the Baptist heralds the coming of Jesus. From the starkness of the wilderness he makes way for Jesus by calling the people to repentance. The purple of the Advent season reminds us that it is a time of repentance, preparing us to meet Christ as the Babe of Bethlehem at Christmas.Click here for the scripture readings. 

Advent to Christmas Service
At S. Andrew Holborn on Wednesday 13th December at 7pm, a service of carols and readings with a pontifical blessing from Bishop Jonathan, followed by supper. S. Andrew is a short walk from Chancery Lane tube and City Thameslink stations and on the 46 bus route. All welcome.

Gaudete Sunday
Bishop Jonathan is celebrating Mass and preaching for us next Sunday. Please come to Mass and welcome him. We will also put up the Christmas Tree after coffee. PLEASE COME!

Grand Christmas Raffle
Tickets are now on sale for the Grand Christmas Raffle for £2 each. They are available after Sunday Mass.The Bishop will draw the raffle on Sunday 17th December. All Donations will help pay for our new parish room carpet.

Carols at Coal Drops Yard
On Sunday 17th December from 2pm carols will be sung around the Christmas
Tree hosted by Coal Drops Yard and King’s Cross Church with performances from
the London Community Gospel Choir. All welcome.

Candlelit Carols
The traditional carol service is on Tuesday 19th December at 6.30pm. Please note: Mass will be at 9.30am; there will be no Mass and Benediction this evening.

Mass Times

Sunday 10th December
Advent II
Solemn Mass 9.30am followed by coffee

Monday 11th December
Mass 9.30am

Tuesday 12th 
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Mass and Benediction 6.30pm followed by drinks

Wednesday 13th December
Mass 11am at S.Paul’s followed by coffee

Thursday 14th December
S.John of the Cross
Mass 10am followed by coffee

Friday 15th December
Of Advent
Mass 1.05pm at S.Mary’s Fr James’ day-off 

Saturday 16th December
Our Lady
Mass 10am
Confessions 10.30am

Sunday 17th December
Advent III
Solemn Pontifical Mass 9.30am followed by coffee