Advent & Christmas Programme at the Holy Cross

ADVENT & CHRISTMAS PROGRAMME 1 December: 1st Sunday of Advent, Parish Recollection and Penitential Day (12:00 noon) and Advent retreat (2:00 pm – 4:00 pm) 8 December: 2nd Sunday of Advent 9 December, Monday: The Immaculate Conception of the BVM Holy Masses 7:30 am and 6:30pm 15 December: 3rd Sunday … Read More

Advent 2019 – Videos

ADVENT – A TIME OF PREPARATION Beginning the Church’s liturgical year, Advent (from, “ad-venire” in Latin or “to come to”) is the season encompassing the four Sundays (and weekdays) leading up to the celebration of Christmas. The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds … Read More

November Feasts of 21/11, 24/11 & 30/11

21 NOVEMBER 2019 – THE PRESENTATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY The Oriental Churches have celebrated this feast since the 4th century. According to the “Gospel of James”, Mary still young, was presented by her parents in the Temple of Jerusalem, and was consecrated to God. 24 NOVEMBER 2019 – … Read More

All Saints and All Souls

All Saints and All Souls What are the origins of All Saints and All Souls Day? Are these linked with paganism and Halloween? Both the Feast of All Saints and the Feast of All Souls evolved in the life of the Church independently of paganism and Halloween. However, elements of … Read More