New Year’s Eve, Tuesday Dec 31st 2019
5-6pm: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction
6pm: Low Mass followed by the Te Deum
Under the usual conditions, the Church grants a plenary indulgence for those who pray/chant the Te Deum in thanksgiving to God on the last day of the year.
January 1st (Circumcision)
8.00-8.50am: Exposition, Litany of the Precious Blood, Rosary, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
9am: Solemn Mass followed by Benediction
Solemn Mass will be preceded by the Veni Creator Spiritus.
Under the usual conditions, the Church grants a Plenary Indulgence for those who pray/chant the Veni Creator on 1st January to ask God for His assistance in the new year.
The Circumcision of Our Lord is described in the second chapter of St. Luke when Our Lord, out of His great love for us, shed His Most Precious Blood on the EIGHTH day after his birth. He teaches us the importance of obedience, since although He was not bound by the Law of Moses, He submitted to it in order to give us an example of obedience.
In this same Feast, we also honour Our Lady as Mother of God, who played such a major role in the Mystery of the Incarnation.
January 5th, Sunday
Litany of the Holy Name will be recited after Low Mass.
Great Blessing of Epiphany Water: 9.40am
The Blessing of Epiphany water in the Roman Rite contains the Solemn Exorcism.
This year we have 100ml bottles for you to fill up after the blessing, to take home.
If you would like a large quantity of water you may bring one large container of water, but please make sure that the mouth is large enough for the priest to be able to insert blessed salt in the form of a cross. Otherwise please bring an empty bottle and take water from our large canisters after the blessing.
January 6th, Monday
Blessing of chalk, gold, frankincense and myrrh