On Monday and Tuesday, the 12th and 13th December, we are having a Penintential Prayer Service for all the students of the College. Each religion class will be escorted by Fr Brendan to a prayer room in the Castle where he will conduct the service and invite them to take part in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. This is a very important opportunity to receive the grace of God in preparation for the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Advent is a precious time in the Christian calendar. The four weeks leading up to December 25 are meant to be a period of expectant waiting, as we prepare ourselves for the miraculous arrival of our Saviour, in the form of a vulnerable infant born to humble parents.
The reality for most of us, though, is that these are anxious weeks of shopping and holiday planning leading up to a hectic Christmas Day. In the bustle of the holiday season, it’s easy to forget what we’re waiting for.
Completely avoiding the Christmas onslaught may be impossible, but we can make an effort to maintain some connection to the spiritual foundation of this season. More to come…..