Advent & Christmas

The birth of Jesus Christ is an occasion for joyful celebration! At St Mary’s Church there are numerous ways to welcome in this special time of year. All are welcome to join in any of the parish’s Advent & Christmas services.

Saturday 30th November – Eve of Advent
Youth Activity to St Paul’s Cathedral for the Advent Procession, 6.00 p.m.
Young people are invited to participate in this beautiful service of light in the magnificence of the Cathedral!

Sunday 1st December – 1st Sunday of Advent
Parish Mass with Children’s Activities, 10.00 a.m.

Saturday 7th December
Youth Volunteer Activity at the Uxbridge Christmas Market, 10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.
Youth, as well as other members of St Mary’s, will volunteer at the Trinity stall to those who are homeless.

Sunday 8th December – 2nd Sunday of Advent
Parish Mass with Children’s Activities, 10.00 a.m.

Saturday 14th December
Advent Quiet Day, 10.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.
All are invited to spend a couple of hours in prayer and meditation, guided by Adoration, reflections, and the Eucharist

Sunday 15th December – 3rd Sunday of Advent
Parish Mass with Children’s Activities and Blessing of Home Cribs, 10.00 a.m.
Everyone is invited to bring their home creche or crib for a blessing!

Saturday 21st December
Caroling at St Mary’s Convent & Nursing Home (Chiswick), depart at 2.00 p.m.
Speak with one of the clergy if you would like to reserve a space to sing carols and bring good cheer to residents of the nursing home.

Sunday 22nd December – 4th Sunday of Advent
Parish Mass with Children’s Activities, 10.00 a.m.
Candlelit Nine Lessons & Carols, 7.30 p.m. at St Gregory’s Roman Catholic Church
This timeless carol service will be led by St Mary’s Choir. Refreshments will be offered at the end of the service.

Tuesday 24th December – Christmas Eve
Children’s Crib Service, 3.00 – 4.00 p.m.
All children are welcome to this classic child-friendly service involving the Christmas crib, candles, and sweets that point us to the real meaning of Christmas.
Christmas Eve Carols Sung by the Choir, 11.00-11.30 p.m.
Christmas Midnight Mass, 11.30 p.m. – 12.30 p.m.

Wednesday 25th December – Christmas Day
Christmas Morning Carol Mass with Children’s Activities, 10.00 a.m.

Sunday 29th December – Feast of the Holy Family
Parish Mass with Children’s Activities, 10.00 a.m.

Wednesday 1st January – New Year’s Day & Celebration of Mary as Mother of God
Parish Mass, 12.00 noon

Sunday 5th January – Epiphany of the Lord
Parish Mass with Children’s Activities, 10.00 a.m.

 

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