11TH DECEMBER, 2011
3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT - YEAR B
PARISH CHURCH CATHOLIC PRESBYTERY
143 Princes Highway 38 Chapel Street, Kogarah
Kogarah. Monsignor Henryk Micek
38 Chapel Street, Kogarah. 2217
Ph: 9587 5444 / Fax: 9587 8064
Office Hours: Monday & Friday: 9am-2pm-Christine
Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday: 9am-2pm-Julie
Web page: www.stpatrickskogarah.org
Hospital Co-Ordinator Parish School Prinicpal
Sr.Margaret Rowe, R.S.M. Mrs. Sue Bracken
0408 437 410 School Office Phone: 9587 8998
Saturday Evening: 5.30pm Sunday: 8.00am 10.00am(Family Mass) 6.00pm(Youth Mass)
Musician: Ave Maria Choir Patrician Voices Youth
WEEKDAY MASS for this coming week:
MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY: 9.15am
WEDNESDAY EVENING: After the Novena that commences at 6.00pm
NOVENA OF THE DIVINE MERCY - First Saturday each month - following 9.15am Mass
NOVENA OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP Every Wednesday: 6.00pm
RECONCILIATION - Saturday mornings after 9.15am Mass, at 9.45am and 5.00pm, before 5.30pm Mass.
BAPTISM- SECOND & FOURTH SUNDAYS of the month at an 11.30am Sacramental Mass Service, and THIRD
SATURDAYS – within the 5.30pm Mass.
N.B. Parent Meetings for Baptism will be held at 11.30am on the Saturday prior to the Baptism in the old Bethany
College. The Meeting is compulsory by Canon Law. Every parent and Godparent must attend, before the Baptism
can take place.
MARRIAGE Arrangements for a wedding must be made at least four months in advance.
2011 CHRISTMAS APPEAL THIS WEEKEND
The St. Vincent de Paul Society will be conducting its Christmas Appeal in
the Kogarah Parish this weekend. The Society would be grateful for your support. Donations may be placed in the envelopes provided. Receipts will be issued if required.
THIRD CANDLE –
THE CANDLE OF LOVE – John the Baptist
Priest: Light and peace, in Jesus Christ our Lord.
All: Thanks be to God.
Priest: Today is the Third Sunday of Advent.
Last Sunday we lit the Candle of Peace.
We light it and the Candle of Hope again as we remember Jesus, born in Bethlehem, our hope and our peace.
Today we light the Third Candle of Advent, the Candle of Love. In their old age God gave to Zechariah and Elisabeth a son called John. John spoke to the people bravely in the desert denying his own comforts and prepared to die for what he believed. John taught that we should share what we have with others, treat each other kindly and show Gods love. He did this because he cared for people and wanted them to repent and find God’s forgiveness.
Love is like a candle shining in a dark place. As we look at the light of this candle we celebrate the love we have in Christ.
Priest: Let us pray:
All: Lord God, Your witness John the Baptist grew up strong in spirit and prepared people for the coming of the Lord. He loved your people and baptised them in the River Jordan to wash away their sins. Help us to have the same love that we would be witnesses to him and spread the good news of your love As Christmas draws closer day by day, help us to be ready to welcome him. Amen.