The 2023 Advent Reflection on Modern Slavery on 2 December promises to be a beautiful and inspiring evening of readings and music featuring tenor Paul O’Neill, organist Andrew Brown and the St Elizabeth of the Trinity Choir conducted by Emma Oorschot.
An evening of Christmas carols and biblical readings at the beginning of Advent from the choir of Claremont Parish St Thomas the Apostle had awakened hope in the hearts of many. Held on 2 December and 6 December 2020, it was the 12th Road to Bethlehem annual concert and most significant yet.
Pope Francis kisses a figurine of the baby Jesus as he arrives to celebrate Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican in this Dec. 24, 2019, file photo. The pope will celebrate the traditional Christmas Eve Mass with a small congregation, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Rome so people can get home without breaking Italy’s 10 p.m. COVID-19 curfew.
The Archdiocese’s Centre for Life Marriage & Family (CLMF) has recently introduced its latest resource – an Advent reflection journal – which aims to aid in spiritual enrichment among the faithful as Christmas draws near.