Monday is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of our Lady: it is not a day of obligation in England – though, strangely, it is in both Scotland and Ireland. Mass will be offered at 7.15am, 12.30am, 6pm and at 7pm there will a sung Mass with a choir.
On Tuesday (10th) here in church the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School with the Belgravia Chamber Orchestra will be giving a performance of Haydn’s Missa in Augustiis. Tickets are £12 (concession half price on 020 7605 0046 or online at www.cvms.co.uk or on the door.
St Vincent’s School have their Christmas Celebration at 2pm here on Thursday (12th) and invite parishioners to join them.
Next weekend there will be fliers advertising the full range of Services at Saint James’s over Christmas and the New Year. One date for your diary is the PARISH CAROL SERVICE which will be at 7pm on Wednesday 18th December. Always a splendid occasion, it is a marvellous opportunist to invite friends and family to join you.
If you are looking for Christmas gifts, do visit our REPOSITORY (open after most Masses each Sunday) which contains a wide selection of goods and parish diaries. A Christmas card depicting the outside crib has been newly produced and there are copies of the new Diocesan Book for sale (also from the table at the back of church).
Please pray for the soul of Leonard Aleander who has died at the age of 92: brought up on Moxon Street, he was married here (our condolences go to his Widow) as were his parents before him. The Funeral Mass will be offered here at 11am on Wednesday (11th). . Please pray also for Gary Munday, aged 45, who died in a local hospital on Wednesday a few hours after receiving Baptism. RIP
Why not look up CAFOD’s Advent Calendar online? You will find it by typing in:
Through the night of this Friday13th/ Saturday 14th December, the Taize group are organising an ALL-NIGHT VIGIL (beginning with Mass at 10pm and finishing with Mass at 6am).
Following a computer glitch, those who use the following weekly giving envelope numbers are asked to kindly write their name and address on the back the next time an envelope is used so that at parish record can be re-established: Numbers 19, 59, 160, 162, 168, 169, 172, 176,181.
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