Welcome to All Saints, and to the 1st Sunday of Advent, Year B: Sunday 29th November 2020. Please read page 1 of the current newsletter on A blessed Christmas Begins with a Blessed Advent!!.
Please hold dear in your prayers the All Saints School’s year 6 students – we congratulate them and remember them this coming Monday, 30 November, for their Graduation Liturgy, at 6pm.
For an update on key dates and for November – see page 2 of the current newsletter, including Fr Josekutty’s Installation as Parish Priest by Archbishop Mark Coleridge, on Sunday 13 December, at the 9am Mass.
Looking for ways to slow down leading up to Christmas? Join our Taize Prayer group via zoom each Thursday from 7pm, starting Thursday 26 November. The zoom link is:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82575036334?pwd=UjZqQ0VoWEphcS9PeUdmdzVCZmtjUT09 OR visit the All Saints Facebook page for the Family Advent prayer: https://www.facebook.com/allsaintsalbanycreek
Christmas Mass times:
Christmas Eve – Live in the Church, from 6pm, with carols from 5.40pm. In person numbers are strictly limited due to Covid-19 conditions, so bookings are essential (Trybooking site available from Dec 1)
Christmas Day – 7am and 9am
Boxing Day – note NO 6pm Mass
Sunday 27 December – 7am and 9am.
Next Grounds Maintenance Working Bee (last one for 2020): Saturday 12 December, to prepare the grounds and surrounds for Christmas.
Masses through to February 2021 are now available for you to do your TryBookings at https://www.trybooking.com/BKCIW Kindly note the cut-off time is now the Thursday at midday leading up to that weekend for the bookings for the weekend Masses. We would love to welcome you back to see you in person at Mass, so make your booking soon. It makes it SO much easier for our Welcome Marshalls.
Limited copies of God’s Word – an inspiriting Bible Diary for 2021, will be on sale after this weekend’s Masses. This very popular handbook is selling fast ($16).
The Second Hand Items Drive is on now for Atauro Island. Please kindly adhere to the drop off time of Wednesday after Mass or contact the parish office for the coordinator’s contact details. More details available on page 3 of the current newsletter.
Watch the Mass this Sunday at 9am livestreamed.
To watch mass from the Cathedral of St Stephen at 8am and 12.30pm
Or to watch Mass in English anywhere around the world, go to: https://mass-online.org/daily-holy-mass-live-online/
Good news for Readers and Communion Ministers: Blue Cards and Police Checks are no longer needed, unless you are involved in other ministries.
Are you OK? Why not ring a fellow parishioner and have a chat.
Orders for Face Masks ($5 each) and a limited number of 2021 Columban Art Calendars are now taken through the parish office. All proceeds are made for our parish, and can be paid for through our new Tap N Go.
All Saints Parish Vision Statement:
Centred on Jesus and guided by the Holy Spirit, All Saints is a vibrant, inclusive and welcoming community, embracing shared leadership as we serve God and others.
If you live in isolation and need help, please ring the parish office on 3264 8283, as we are only a phone call away, to put you in touch with a fellow parishioner who is keen to assist you.
Keep in contact by email to receive weekly communications – just let the parish office know if you or other parishioners you know do not receive the newsletter by email.
The Catholic Leader is sharing their digital news for free. Visit: https://catholicleader.com.au/covid19free Making headlines: Families Reunited.
To continue to contribute to our planned giving or be a cash giver when you can, please contact the parish office. Your continued generosity is always appreciated, especially in these unprecedented times.
Your Legacy of Faith will continue … have you considered a Gift in your Will, to advance your faith and the work of the Church? Information booklets now available.
For enrolment at All Saints Parish School please refer to the school’s website – www.allsaints.qld.edu.au for information.