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Sunday December 9th -Second Sunday of Advent – year C

The Joy of Salvation 

As we await and celebrate with joyful hope that “Day of  The Lord” when His work in us will be complete, we rejoice in the marvels God has worked for us in sending us His mercy and forgiveness, and calling us to share His glory.

Llanidloes – Saturday Vigil Mass at 4.00 pm

Welshpool – Saturday Vigil Mass at 6.30 pm       

Welshpool – Sunday Mass at 9.00 am  

Join us for a drink and a biscuit in the Parish Hall after Mass.

Newtown – Sunday Mass at at 11.00 a m.

Spiritual Library in The Crypt After the 11.00 Mass

Llanidloes:- Churches together in Llanidloes Christmas Festival Carol Service on Sunday 9th December at 6.pm. in St Idloes Parish Church.

Monday December 10th – Feast of St John Roberts – Mass at 9.30 (Welshpool)

Monthly meeting of the O.C.D.S (Secular Carmelites) after the 9.30 Mass.

Tuesday December 11th- Feast of St John Damasus – Mass at 9.00 (Newtown)

No Life in Christ meeting this week .

St. Mary’s School (Newtown) – Christmas Performances – See below.

Wednesday December 12th – Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe No Mass

Newtown Prayer Group: The Prayer Group will meet, on this Wednesday afternoon from 3-4pm in the Parish Crypt. All are welcome

Thursday December 13th –  Feast of St Lucy – Mass at 6.30 pm (Newtown)

Llanidloes: Hour of Prayer every Thursday  – Details below.

Friday November 14th – Feast of St John of The Cross – Mass at 9.00 am (Welshpool)

Carols at the Rhallt (Welshpool) – See below

Saturday December 15th – No morning Mass      

Confessions at Welshpool 9.30 – 10.15

Confessioons at Newtown 2.30 – 3.15 pm

Sunday December 16th –Third Sunday of Advent – year C

Bring your Baby Jesus figure (Bambinelli) from your crib for blessing at Mass

A Day of Festival

Today is a day when we rejoice and exult with all our heart.  Let us sing and shout for jot with Christ, the Lord of the Dance, who brings us the Good News of our redemption, and renews us by His love.

Llanidloes – Saturday Vigil Mass at 4.00 pm

Welshpool – Saturday Vigil Mass at 6.30 pm       

Welshpool – Sunday Mass at 9.00 am  

Join us for a drink and a biscuit in the Parish Hall after Mass.

Newtown – Sunday Mass at at 11.00 a m.

Spiritual Library in The Crypt After the 11.00 Mass

Llanidloes:- Churches together in Llanidloes Christmas Festival Carol Service on Sunday 9th December at 6.pm. in St Idloes Parish Church.

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ADVANCE NOTICE – CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES

 CHRISTMAS EVE – 24th December

 Llanidloes – Carols from 3.30 p m

Vigil Mass at 4.00 p m.

 Welshpool – Carols from 9.00 p m.

Early Midnight Mass at 9.30 p m.

 CHRISTMAS DAY – 25TH December

 Welshpool – Mass at 8.30 a m.

Newtown – Mass at 10.30 a m.

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PARISH NOTICES

BAMBINELLI SUNDAY: Bring your Baby Jesus figure (Bambinelli) from your crib for blessing at Mass on December 16th 2018. For the past several decades, each year on Gaudete Sunday, third Sunday in Advent, children (and adults) take their Baby Jesus figures from the crib at their homes to St Peters Square where the Pope will bless both the people and the figurines during the Angelus. This year we will celebrate ‘Bambinelli Sunday’ at our Morning Mass on Sunday December 16th. All are invited to bring the baby Jesus figure (bambinelli) from their crib at home to Mass that morning to be blessed.

A suggestion is, following the blessing, take your ‘bambinelli’ home and place it in a gift box, wrap it and save it for Christmas. Let this be the first gift your family opens on Christmas morning when you can then place your Baby Jesus in your crib.

Carols at the Rhallt : Can you spare some time to sing traditional Christmas Carols with the residents of The Rhallt Nursing Home at 2.30 pm Friday 14th Dec.? This will be followed by Mass, an opportunity for the Catholics there to celebrate the Birth of Jesus. Let as many of us as possible join with them in a spirit of community.

Secular Carmelites: Monday 10th Dec. Monthly meeting of the O.C.D.S (Secu-lar Carmelites) after 9.00am Adoration and 9.30 Mass.

Welshpool Churches Together invite you to join a Christmas Journey through Welshpool, Saturday 22nd December. Starting at 4.30 pm at St Winefride’s and finishing 6.30pm at Church House opposite St Mary’s. Help is needed for the serving of refreshments please.

Prayer Group: The Prayer Group will meet, on this Wednesday afternoon from 3-4pm in the Parish Crypt. All are welcome

St. Mary’s School: A warm welcome is extended to you all to our Christmas Perfor-mances at St. Mary’s Primary School, Newtown; A King is Born and The Christmas Recipe. Tuesday 11th December at 1:00 pm and Wednesday 12th December at 6:00 pm. We would love to see you here!

Confirmation class at Newtown: All those who have given their names for the con-firmation class at Newtown are advised to attend “The Life in Christ” Programme led by Sr Helen.

Llanidloes: Hour of Prayer every Thursday from 6.00pm – 7.00pm in the Church of Our Lady & St Richard Gwyn, Pen Y Green Road.

Please remember in your prayers for the well being of our religious Sisters and, priests of the Diocese, and we specially pray for our parishioners who are sick, housebound, in hospitals, hospices and care homes.

The new Directory and Handbook 2019 is available at the back of the Church.Those who would like to have one, please take. The cost is £3.50

Gift Aid: If you are a Tax Payer Please consider making your offertory donation by using the Gift aid form or standting order. Please remember to write your name, address, sign and date. Thank you for supporting our Parishes

 The Advent Walk with me is available at the back of the Church. Please take one. £1 donation for ‘Advent Walk with me’ is much appreciated

The copis of “The New Testament and the Psalms” are available to buy from the Parish office for £9.95

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May God Bless you and keep you.

Fr Johnson CMI

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