CHRIST THE KING CHURCH – BRORA
4th SUNDAY OF ADVENT 24th December 2017
A very Happy Christmas to you all
Sunday Mass as usual at 11 am on Sunday 24th December. The Christmas Mass times are: Christmas Eve - carols at 6.30 pm followed by Mass at 7 pm. Christmas Day Mass at 11 am.
Monsignor Basil Loftus 01431821360 Fr James Bell 01463233519 Deacon Kenneth 01862810900
TIMES OF MASSES IN BRORA
SUNDAY 11 am
NO DAILY MASS THIS WEEK
Please remember Don Sutherland and Jack Slorach who died recently. R.I.P.
St Columba's Episcopal church are now using our church twice a month at 11 am on Thursday. There is a joint Prayer Meeting with the Quakers followed by Mass.
The Parish appeal to raise funds for repairs and maintenance to the Church and Presbytery has now reached our £20,000 target. Thank you to those who have answered our Appeal. The Appeal is still open for further donations.
A very warm welcome to our visitors. Please join us for tea and coffee in the Hall after Mass.
PLEASE REMEMBER THE SICK IN YOUR PRAYERS
Louise Port, Jackie Aris-Finch, Calum O’Boyle, Josie Mackay, Sheila Anderson, Sylvia Marlow, Albertine Nelson, Rupert Bromley, Aileen Toft-McNamee, Terry Giulian, Margaret McDonach, Fr Benedict and Roger Seed.
Last weekend there was a total of 11 in attendance at the weekend Masses. The collection amounted to £195. If you are a taxpayer please consider giving your weekly offering by Gift Aid as the parish greatly benefits from the tax repaid. Forms are available from Christine Port who is Gift Aid co-ordinator. We have just received the tax rebate for 2016/2017 -£1,206.17. Thank you to those parishioners who Gift Aid.
READERS & MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST
|Date||Reader||Minister of the Eucharist|
|24th December||Mary Donald||Christine Port|
|Christmas Day||Christine Port||Anne Sutherland|
|31st December||Anne Sutherland|
The parish has a website. www.christthekingbrora.org
The parish address is Christ the King, Gower Street, BRORA, KW9 6PU
Please pray for our Seminarians: Emmet O'Dowd, Rafal Sweda, Christopher Doig, Malachy Eze and Dominic Nwaigwe.
All donations to Mary's Meals between now and 31st December will be doubled thanks to 3 donors.
Christmas Cards, courtesy of Sr Ann Marie are available in the hall. all proceeds go to the parish.
The 100 Club forms for next year are available in the hall. Please support the 100 club which in turn greatly supports te parish.
The Clyne Church of Scotland women's Fellowship have extended an open invitation to attend the meeting. More information on the noticeboard in the hall.
There is a Christian Group meeting every Monday at 1030 till noon in Golspie. The venue changes so please check for information at the back of the church.
CHALLENGING WORDS FROM HOLY FATHER FRANCIS ON THE DIGNITY OF THE ALTAR. THREE TIMES HE SAYS 'THE ALTAR IS CHRIST'
"During the Entrance Hymn the priest and other ministers approach the sanctuary, where they bow to the altar and, as a sign of veneration kiss it. When incense is used the altar is incensed. Why? Because the altar is Christ, it is the symbol of Christ. When we look on the altar we are looking at where Christ is. The altar is Christ. These gestures, which are in danger of passing unnoticed, are full of significance because, right from the start of the Mass, they constitute a loving encounter with Christ.
The Easter Preface, n.5, reminds us that Christ, "offering his Body on the Cross...becomes Altar, Victim and Priest." In the words of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, (n296), the altar, in as much as it is a sign of Christ, "is the heart of the action of Grace which constitutes the Mass." The whole community is gathered around the altar, which is Christ, not to look at one another, but to look at Christ, because it is Christ who is at the heart of the community, not distanced from it."