2nd Sunday of Advent 2021 (Year C)

Parish Bulletin


There will be Three Masses this weekend   Sat 17h30pm / ( Sun 9am Thanksgiving Mass)  / Sun 17h30pm

NOTE:   Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Wed 8th Dec’21

To be observed as a Holy day of obligation (ie Catholics required to attend this feast)   Three Masses at Maryvale  07h00/13h00/18h00                                                          with prayer of consecration to Our Lady at all these Masses.

The Immaculate Conception        (taken from The Bible and the Virgin Mary)

The dogma of the Immaculate Conception states that in God’s plan and by His grace, Mary was kept free from sin from the moment of her conception until the end of her earthly life. Not only was she free from sin, but she was also free from concupiscence, the disordered desires which lead to sin. Catholics have believed that since the earliest days of the Church. But, although the Church’s saints and doctors had written about Mary’s Immaculate Conception for centuries, the teaching did not become an official dogma until 1854, when Pope Pius IX declared the teaching in a document entitled Ineffabilis Deus (“The Ineffable God”).

In addition to the fact the Church had long believed Mary was unstained by Original Sin, Pius IX also pointed out that this belief was founded on three passages from Scripture: The “first gospel” in the Garden of Eden (Gen 3:15); the Annunciation (Lk 1:26–38); and the vision of the “woman” in Revelation 12.

 Parish Retreat to prepare for Christmas By the Carmelite Fathers (Fr Ryan)

Sat 18th Dec 2021, 09h00 – 16h00    ‘O Come Emmanuel’   (bring a packed lunch)

The Angelus

Set an alarm on your phone to remind you to pray at 6am, noon and 6pm. Alternatively, download the Angelus App (set the times that you would like to be reminded in settings):
Angelus App on Android    or    Praying the Angelus by Magnificat  on iphones


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