Letter from the Vicar – 13 December 2015

Dear Friends, Welcome to S. Michael’s today on this third Sunday of Advent, which is called Gaudete Sunday. This name comes from the first word of the traditional entrance antiphon and means ‘Rejoice’. It is a Sunday when, traditionally, the penitential focus of Advent is relaxed and we allow the joyful expectation of the redemption … [Read more…]

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Letter from the Wardens 6 December 2015

Dear Friends, Welcome to S. Michael’s on this second Sunday of Advent. It is good to be here. This morning, as we light the second Advent candle, the candle for peace, our attention is drawn again to the Advent wreath, this year constructed from specific and significant dried laurel and bay leaves, with the addition … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar 29 November 2015

Dear Friends, Welcome to S. Michael’s as we begin Advent together. Last Sunday we celebrated Christ the King in grand style and now our tone changes as we begin to wait on the Lord’s coming. Today the Mass begins with the Asperges, which is the sprinkling of baptismal water. This provides emphasis on the penitential … [Read more…]