Today we begin the season of Advent, the start of the new Liturgical Year. The Church not only wishes to indicate the beginning of a period but the beginning of a renewed commitment to the faith by all of us who follow Christ, the Lord. While during the time of pandemic we are not all able to gather in Church during Advent, we can use this time as a prayerful preparation for the birth of Christ in our hearts.
If we use it properly, this time of prayer and personal development can be so powerful, rich and intense; it endeavours to give us a renewed impetus to truly welcome the message of the One who was incarnated for us. In fact, the entire Liturgy of the Advent season, will spur us to an awakening in our Christian life and will put us in a ‘vigilant’ disposition, to wait for Our Lord Jesus who is coming.
Normally, we hear Catholics say, “Advent is too busy, with so many Christmas parties and work/school events in which we have to be involved.” Perhaps this Advent, without many of the events like this which have in the past made this period very busy, we can really spend time waiting patiently for the Lord and listening to His Voice.
Mass today will be at 10.00am and you are welcome to join us online.
This week’s newsletter can be found here.
Please note that St. Teilo’s will be open for Mass at 10.00am Tuesday, Thursday and next Sunday. If you would like to book for Tuesday, Thursday or next Sunday please telephone Carole on 07747 562847 between 11am and 1pm, tomorrow, Monday, November 30th.
This year, there will be two Masses on Christmas Day at St. Teilo’s. One as Midnight strikes and begins Christmas Day itself, the other at 10.00am on Christmas morning. Both will be celebrated online and will be open for attendees who book this Wednesday, December 2nd, between 11 am – 1pm on a first come, first booked basis.
Carole Burns is the contact and can be telephoned on 07747 562847