The second Sunday of Advent
The Lighting of the Second Advent Candle
10 am Eucharist with hymns Fully vaccinated people only
Celebrant & Preacher: The Reverend Noel Whale
Piano: Ping Chew
Monday 6 December 5.30 pm, Meditation – THE FINAL MEETING FOR THE YEAR
Thursday 9 December 11.30 am, Area Deanery Meeting
Advent is a penitential season of 4 weeks preparation for the Festival of Christmas. There are changes in the Liturgy – the Preparation and Confession are in the middle of the service, the Gloria is not said and the Third Order of the Consecration is used and the second option is used where provided. There are no flowers in Advent and the liturgical colour is purple.
BAY STREET TRADERS MARKET DAY: Saturday 4 December 2021
Thank you to all who helped on a very successful day yesterday, our first major fundraising event in 18 months! Details of $$ proceeds next Sunday.
HOLY TRINITY BALACLAVA – CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL and CAROLS: TODAY!
12 noon – 3 pm: Visit the many trees individually decorated by local schools, families, businesses and individuals displayed in the beautiful old church. Entry by gold coin donation.
3 pm: Carols in the church.
PARISH COUNCIL MEETING: Thursday 16 December
The first meeting of the new Parish Council will be held on THURSDAY 16 December @ 6 pm in the church.
THE VISIT OF THE ARCHBISHOP OF MELBOURNE: 19 December – Mark your diaries!
Archbishop Philip will make a pastoral visit to HTPM on Sunday 19 December @ 10 am
CHRISTMAS CAROLS IN THE HTPM COURTYARD ! – Monday 20 December 2021 @ 7pm
The South Melbourne Community Choir will be singing Christmas Carols in the courtyard on 20 December @ 7 pm.
COME ALONG AND JOIN IN!
CHRISTMAS AT HOLY TRINITY
SUNDAY 19 December: 5 pm: Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
FRIDAY 24 December: Christmas Eve 5 pm: Children’s Christmas Service
10 pm: Midnight Mass
SATURDAY 25 December: Christmas Day 10 am: Christmas Eucharist with Carols
SUNDAY 26 December: The First Sunday after Christmas 10 am: Eucharist with Carols
PRESIDENT’S REPORT (ie Archbishop’s Report) AT SYNOD
A copy of the President’s Synod report is available for perusal at the entrance table.
DONATIONS TO BASP (BRIGIDINE ASYLUM SEEKERS PROJECT)
The collection basket for food and grocery donations to BASP has once again been placed beside the entrance table. A list of suitable items to donate is on the notice board opposite the entrance table.
*** An extra item or two purchased in your weekly shop will make a huge difference to many of these people as they try to re-establish their lives in a new country. ***
PLEASE CONSIDER WHAT YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE.