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Fr Paul Nulley
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— December Events —

Hymns for the 2nd Sunday of Advent, Year A 
Vigil Mass – Saturday, 7 December at 6pm & Sunday Mass – 8 December at 9am

Catholic Worship Book II

# 244 – On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry

# 570 – O God, we give ourselves today

# 252 – Wake, O wake! The night is dying!

# 411 – Mary, Mother of Good Counsel

 

Compline – Sunday, 1 Dec and 15 Dec at 7:30 – 7:55pm

Begin your new week with 25 minutes of ancient Gregorian chant, which liberates the soul. It has been the traditional night prayer for monks chanted throughout the centuries. This service is in Latin, but you will be given a book and translation to follow along with, and you will leave with your soul feeling peaceful.

7:30pm
Fortnightly on Sundays

 

Young Men of St Joseph

The Young Men of St Joseph will meet on Wednesday, 4 December, 7:30pm in the Parish Centre for the rosary and to St Joseph, who is our role model. 

 

This is an opportunity for young men to share their faith experience and discuss topics in a positive Christian environment that nurtures the pursuit of holiness.

 

 

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception – Monday, 9 December 9:15am mass

 

Join us in celebrating the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception at a special Mass, this Monday, 9th December at 9.15am


Theology Study Group

Theology Study Group meets on Wednesday, 11 December, 7:30pm at the Parish Centre adjacent to the church. This month's reading will focus on the Creed's words - “I believe in one holy apostolic Church”. Please contact Anna on Anna.Wierzbicka@anu.edu.au for copies of this months readings. 

 

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe – Thursday, 12 December, 9:15am Mass

 

An Evening of Carols and Readings – Thursday, 12 December, 7:30pm

 

Join us as we prepare to celebrate Christmas in an Evening of Carols and Readings led by the St Joseph's Choir. This year's program includes traditional favourites as well as cherished carols set in a beautiful environment for you to sing along and enjoy the peace of Christmas.

Entry is free and all are welcome to attend.
Songbooks will be provided on the night for you to follow and sing along.

7:30pm
Thursday, 12th December
St. Joseph's Church
61 Boronia Drive O'Connor

 

Hymns for the Special Mass to mark
the end of the St. Joseph’s School year
Friday 13 December at 9:15am

Catholic Worship Book II

# 242 – O come, O come, Emmanuel

# 570 – O God, we give ourselves today

# 163 – Jesus my Lord my God my all

# 408 – Hail, Queen of heav’n, the ocean star

 

 

Live Christmas Nativity Play and Carols


Come and experience the joy of Christmas at this year's Live Nativity Play and Carols.


The Christmas Carol sing-along starts at 6pm, then live camels and manger animals join local talent to reenact the events of the very first Christmas.

There will be an opportunity for the children to give a letter or scroll they have prepared to the wise men, describing the gifts they would like for Christmas or a gift they wish for the world.

Entry is free and all are welcome to attend.
A wonderful night for the whole family.

6pm
Friday, 13th December
St Joseph's Primary School Grounds
Boronia Drive, O'Connor

Please bring blankets to sit on the grass. Some chairs will be provided.

The Live Nativity is proudly bought to you by the Neo-Catechumenal Communities of Canberra.

 

Legion of Mary Annual General Reunion


All are warmly welcome to the Legion of Mary Annual General Reunion 

 

3:30pm

Sunday, 15th December

Parish Centre adjacent to the church 

 

Please RSVP your attendance by 13 Dec to LegionOfMaryCanberra@gmail.com



Plenary Council session at St Joseph's

Help us to discern how we can renew our parish and the Church in Australia.

Come to the third of six-monthly sessions during the Plenary Council's second phase, Let's Listen and Discern, where we will discuss the third of six themes: How is God calling us to be a Christ-centred Church in Australia that is prayerful and Eucharistic?


7pm

Wednesday 18th December

Parish Centre adjacent to the church

If you are interested in participating please contact Anna Abraham on 0468 351 839.

For more information about the themes and the process visit https://plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au/listening-and-disce…/

 

 

24 December Christmas Eve – 5:30pm Vigil Mass and 9:00pm Mass

25 December Christmas Day – 9:00am Mass

 


 

Service Time Changes 
Following Christmas until the 2nd January inclusive, there will be Mass time and Holy Hour changes. 

Weekday Masses and Saturday Masses will be on at Midday.
Saturday Night Vigil Mass will remain at 6pm and Sunday Morning Mass will also remain at 9am. 

Evening Holy Hours during this period will be cancelled. Morning Holy Hours 
will still continue.

We will also be celebrating the following Feast days at Mass during this period: 

 

Feast of St Stephen, Martyr – Thursday, 26 December 

Feast of St John, Apostle and Evangelist – Friday, 27 December 

Feast of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs – Saturday, 28 December 

Feast of the Holy Family – Sunday, 29 December

 

 


Mothers Group 

St Joseph's Mothers Group meets fortnightly and is a wonderful way to relax and enjoy the company of other mothers in a Christian environment over a cuppa and cake. Children are welcome and encouraged to attend with baby and toddler toys available on site.

For more information, please contact Jessica Rebbechi 0457 166 508.

 

Choir

The parish is looking for more volunteers for the choir. Rehearsal is on Tuesday evenings at 7:30pm. 

We are also on the lookout for an organist, especially for rehearsals.

Contact Brian: blswhite@iinet.net.au

 

















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