Monday, 24 December 2012

Immaculate Conception, Oadby
celebrates the Birth of Christ

In preparation for the Masses of Christmas;
our Crib is ready,
Flowers, candles and altar cloths
are all freshly prepared,
Mass sheets and hymn lists
are all to hand as people enter.
Vigil Mass at 6pm
Carols starting at 11.30pm
Mass during the Night at Midnight
Dawn Mass at 10am

Friday, 21 December 2012

Work finishes for Christmas...

The main doors...
 and outside

but in daylight like this...

 Getting ready for Mass this weekend
...and the kitchen is getting ready for
the first Sunday morning teas and coffee

Monday, 17 December 2012

Children's Liturgy
Nativity story 2012
On Sunday 16th December the children from our Liturgy group gathered to perform their Christmas Nativity. Through Scripture, Hymns and mime they told the story of the Birth of Christ for the assembled parishioners and friends,

Friday, 14 December 2012

The weekend comes, warmer and wetter than the past few days
 Just as well our new doors have arrived
 and all (well nearly all) the glass is fitted

 the space is being cleared for painting and carpeting next week
the ktichen is nearly ready for the cooker and dishwasher 
and the toilet is nearly ready too 
Monday 10th December
Year Six from
St John Fisher School
Come to sing at Church
Children from our School, St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy, came to our 10am Mass and stayed on to sing some of their favourite season hymns and songs.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

The lights go on
the new, larger parish room almost fully lit

views of the kitchen

Sunday, 2 December 2012

The Season of Advent starts
Today is the First Sunday of Advent
The first candle on our Advent Wreath was lit
to symbolise our journey of preparation
waiting for Christ's coming -
his return in glory at the end of time -
his first coming among us
when he was born in the stable in Bethlehem -
we do this by our recognising
his daily coming to us at Mass and in one another

Saturday, 1 December 2012

December begins
... work continues
... the  partition gets doors
... new lights in the ceiling
... a new window replaces the boarding 
... and a boiler for the water to make tea and coffee
in the new kitchen