The Christmas season can be so busy, sometimes out of control busy. But as believers, we must be striving for the complete opposite. We want this time of year to be focused on strengthening the faith and love in our family and church community, by having quiet reflections and celebrating meaningful traditions.

The main way we can re-focused the month of December around Jesus and the miracle of Christmas is through ADVENT. Advent is marked by four Sundays before Christmas. It is defined as a time of “coming into place or arrival”; the time for joyful expectation in silent listening of the Word of God, preparing us for Christ coming; the one at the end of our life, and the one at Christmas. Advent is simply taking time each day to prepare the space for Jesus in our life.

Let us use all the opportunities to deepen our faith, and let us ask God to guide us more deeply into the beauty of Advent.

ST TERESA’s ADVENT PROGRAMME

CANDLELIGHT RORATE MASSES on Wednesdays and Fridays (1st, 3rd, 10th, 15th, 17th, 22nd December) at 6.00pm with a serious of reflections as our Parish Advent Retreat.

CONFESSIONS, available from Monday to Saturday after the 10.00am Mass.

PARISH RECONCILIATION SERVICE on Tuesday, 21st December at 7.00pm.