The Roman Catholic Parishes of
2nd Sunday of Advent , Year A
8th December 2013
The cow and the bear make friends,
their young lie down together.
The lion eats straw like the ox.
The infant plays over the cobra’s hole;
into the viper’s lair the young child puts his hand.
They do no hurt, no harm, on all my holy mountain,
for the country is filled with the knowledge of the Lord
as the waters swell the sea.
Mass Times and Confession
|Saturday||4.45pm Rosary at Burnham
Mass 5.30pm, Burnham (Private int.)
|Sunday||Mass 9.00am, Cheddar
Mass 11.00am, Burnham (People of the Parish)
|Adoration and Morning Prayer, ˝ hr before Mass on week days|
|Monday||Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary|
Mass 10am, Burnham (Arthur & Mary Davies, RIP)
Mass 7.30pm Cheddar (Sister Ambrose RIP)
|Tuesday||Mass 9.30am, Burnham (Canon Louis McEnery, RIP)
Requiem Mass for Tony Noyes 11.30am, Cheddar
Adoration & Rosary 7pm, Cheddar
|Wednesday||Mass 9.30am, Burnham (Missed intentions)
Prayer Group, 10-11.30am, Cheddar Classroom
|Thursday||Mass 10.00am, Cheddar (Vocations)
Liturgy of the Word & Holy Communion, Burnham, 9.30am
|Friday||St Lucy, Virgin & Martyr
Mass 9.30am, Burnham (Gladys Long, RIP)
|Next Saturday||St John of the Cross, Priest & Doctor of the Church
Mass 10.00am, Cheddar
Rosary 10.35am Cheddar
Burnham: Saturday before or after 5.30pm Mass
Cheddar: Saturday after 10.00am Mass.
Third Sunday of Advent, Year A (Gaudete Sunday)
Saturday 5.30pm at Burnham
Sunday 9.00am at Cheddar
11.00am at Burnham
“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is close at hand”
In I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, the infamous bushtucker trial requires contestants to eat all sorts of strange foods. John the Baptist lived on locusts and honey, so he would have fared well! More importantly though, John lived on the Word of God, recognising the call to conversion in preparation to receive Christ. Christmas is less than two weeks away. At this time we have the opportunity to remove any obstacles to receiving Jesus through the sacrament of reconciliation. Let’s not delay in allowing the Lord to make straight the paths within us. He will lead us again out of the jungle of sin and keep us walking steadily on the path laid out for us.
Fr Matt Anscombe