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Message from Mr Harrison


Dear Parents and Caregivers, 

This week we commenced the Season of Advent and a new year in the life of the Church, Year C. Advent usually begins around the last Sunday of November, and is celebrated across four Sundays – each building on the other, inviting us to prepare actively for the feast of Christmas, the coming of the Christ child on 25 December. During this Season, Christian’s are called to be alert, awake and engaged with God in the shaping of a renewed creation. The Advent wreath, with its four candles gradually lit, is a reminder to be people of hope, peace, joy and love and become more deeply attuned to the presence and invitation of Christ among us.

Vinnies Christmas Appeal

It is heart-warming to see all the donations starting to fill our classroom St Vincent de Paul Christmas baskets.  The generosity of our community is always greatly appreciated by the St Vincent de Paul Society and Norwood Parish. All our donations will be distributed into Christmas hampers and delivered to needy families throughout South Australia. These hampers bring Christmas cheer to needy households in Norwood and the surrounding suburbs. This year, we are seeking food, decoration or gift donations for children and their families who would otherwise not have a special Christmas meal or present to unwrap on Christmas Day.

If you can help, St Vincent de Paul are seeking the following items:

Food items:     canned leg ham, Christmas pudding, 600ml or 1L custard cartons, fruit mince pies, canned vegetables, canned fruit, jelly mix packets, biscuits and 1L soft drinks.

Decorations:   Bon Bons (Christmas crackers) and Christmas napkins

Gift Items:       Toys, stationery or sports equipment (for all ages and gender up to 16 years)

All donations can be placed in your child’s classroom basket right up until Wednesday 8 December. We will combine our donations with those from the Norwood Parish and deliver these to Max Ormsby (President of the Norwood Conference) on Thursday 9 December.

Norwood Parish Advent Reflection and Prayer Evenings

The Office of Worship and Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide Prayer and Reflection Booklets entitled, “Behold, our God will save us” are now available in the foyer of St Ignatius Church. Further reflection and prayer evenings and an opportunity for Reconciliation will also offered In the Church throughout November.  Please contact Kate and Emma in the parish office on 83320600 if you are planning to attend.

7:30pm            Wednesday 1 December

7:30pm            Wednesday 8 December

Norwood Parish Advent Reconciliation

7:30pm            Wednesday 15 December

Norwood Parish Christmas Schedule

Due to COVID restrictions there will be limited numbers for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses. Bookings opened on Wednesday 1 December and families are invited to book tickets online via the website. Booking will be limited to 8 tickets, each time you access the site.

Christmas Eve - Friday 24 December

4:00pm            Family Mass

6:00pm            Family Mass

8:00pm            Mass

12:00pm          Midnight Mass

Christmas Day – Saturday 25 December

8:30am            Mass

10:00am          Mass

11:30am          Korean Mass

Boxing Day – Sunday 26 December

(Regular Sunday schedule)

New Year’s Day – Saturday 1 January

9:00am            Mass

6:00pm            Vigil Mass

Sunday 2 January

(Regular Sunday schedule)

Have a wonderful weekend everyone,

Matthew Harrison

Acting APRIM