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Advance Diary Dates

Christmas Service Times
[See further down this page for
more details]

Christmas Eve
4.00 pm -Children's Crib Service
11.00 pm - Midnight Mass

Christmas Day
9.30 am - Holy Communion


 




December at St. Bede's

Welcome to December at St Bede’s

In the Advent season we light a new candle each of the four weeks leading to Christmas, symbolising our prayers for hope, peace, joy and love. Then at Christmas we will light the white candle symbolising the light of Christ coming into our world. 
During the baptism service, candidates are given a candle and commissioned to “Shine as a light in the world.” Some of us may feel disheartened by all that is wrong in our world. Some of us may feel frustrated as we find ourselves getting older and unable to do all we used to do.  There are, however, always ways we can seek to shine with God’s light. What this light looks like will be different for each one of us, just as each one of our stained-glass windows is different. Each, however, lets light shine through, creating lovely patterns in the church at different times of day. We all bring different colours and attributes into our church community. Prior to Christmas our church windows will be lit up for Christmas with the light shining out from our church into the world. This is a symbol of the mission and ministry of St Bede’s into our local area. As we look again to the coming of Christ amongst us at Christmas, let us let God’s light shine through enabling us to agents of hope, peace, joy and love for our troubled world.

Prayer of the Month
Almighty God, you have poured upon us the new light of
your incarnate Word: Grant that this light, enkindled in our
hearts, may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our
Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy
Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
At our Kids Church on December 9 at 4 pm, we will decorate the Christmas Tree with Jesse Tree symbolism, reminding us of how Jesus is the fulfilment of promises God made to people long ago.


Our Suggested Songs this month are:

O Come O Come Emmanuel (Emmanuel means “God-with-us) for Advent
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xtpJ4Q_Q-4

and Night of Silence/Silent Night, for Christmas.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcXfM-wc30c


The Christmas Bowl Appeal is one way we can heed God’s call to share our blessings and bring love, hope, peace, joy and light to our brothers and sisters in need. https://www.actforpeace.org.au/Christmas-Bowl


Christmas Services:

Christmas Eve (December 24th)
4.00 pm. Children’s Crib Service
[You are welcome to come dressed as your favourite nativity scene character]

11.00 pm Midnight Mass

Christmas Day (December 25th)
9:30 am Holy Communion