The Archbishop has reminded all the faithful to pray for rain.
Let us to continue to pray for the cessation of the bush fires. We also pray for the victims who have lost lives, property and livelihoods especially in our daily Rosaries and Masses.
Traditionally Ember Days were days of fasting and abstinence as a means of thanksgiving and also to beg God’s blessings on the people and the land.
Christmas Eve was also traditionally a day of abstinence until the Midnight Mass. Let us use these special day to make reparation for sins and to beg God’s abundance of blessing.
Rorate Coeli desuper et nubes pluant justum
Aperiatur terra et germinet salvatorem
Drop down dew, ye heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain the just.
Let the earth be opened and send forth a Saviour.