Following the Feast of Candlemas on Wednesday this week (together with the inaugural event for the Diocesan Catholic Fellowship with our Bishop in Burbage) we have arrived in green Ordinary Time for a bit. February is a bit of a quieter month, both liturgically and personally. After next week I will get my paintbrushes out … Continue reading February – Ordinary and very ordinary Time
Advertising The corner Gateway/Jarrom Street does not have much to say for it in terms of style and beauty, but lots of people drive or walk past every day (or stand in a traffic queue). Hence I am trying to catch their attention with a poster about St Andrew's. Whether it's the right poster and … Continue reading Prayer, Parties and Projects
Traditionally the period the celebrate the birth of Our Saviour lasts from the 25th of December (Christmas Day) to the 2nd of February (Candlemas) when Christ was presented in the temple. The feast marks the end of the festive period and turning point towards Lent and Easter. There is very much divided opinion when Christmas … Continue reading Happy Epiphany and Happy New Year!
On Friday and Saturday we erected the Christmas tree and did some final cleaning, and today a group of us decorated the church ready for Christmas. The church has not looked that good for quite a while and a lot of combined effort has gone in making things extra special. Join us over the Christmas … Continue reading Christmas is coming – celebrate with us!
Below a few pictures from our Parish Feast today. It was great to worship together as one St Andrew's family and to share wonderful food and drink. It is obvious that we are a very mixed bunch of people with different cultural, language and ethnic backgrounds and some differences in religious formation. Nevertheless our style … Continue reading Parish Feast – Growing Together
Dear All, This is another reminder to join us on Sunday for Mass at 10.30am for a joint service of the Sunday congregation with the Saturday congregation. This inaugural occasion is followed by a feast and you ARE CORDIALLY INVITED - come hungry and thirsty. No need to book! Secondly, if your life lacks lustre … Continue reading PARISH FEAST
Growing closer together with the Filipino Chaplaincy This is a reminder that all are invited to join next Sunday as we worship together at 10.30am and then celebrate with food and drink together. All is provided on this occasion and no contributions are required at all. Just come and join! Our guest preacher for the … Continue reading Parish Feast: 2nd Sunday of Advent, 5 December
Having posted my previous blog about things going on for Advent and Christmas on Monday I realised quickly that I missed a number of things which are either coming up or have happened and are worth noting - small things matter as they add up to very big things indeed. So I am sharing some … Continue reading Tidings of Comfort & Joy
A number of things are happening in the next few weeks - please make a note and do come along if you can. Parish Feast Sunday 5 December Growing closer together with Filipino Chaplaincy For several years the Filipino Chaplaincy has been worshipping twice a month at St Andrew's and occasionally we have done things … Continue reading Advent & Christmas in St Andrew’s
With movements from Gabriel Fauré's Requiem in D-minor Sung by St Andrew's Vocal Ensemble The past 18 months of the Covid Pandemic have cost many lives and made all of us more aware of how fragile our own health and life is. Many have lost loved ones and countless people experienced high levels of anxiety … Continue reading Mass of Requiem for All Souls, Sunday 7 November, 10.30am