ADVENT EVENTS 2017

 

EALING ABBEY Events, Masses and Services for ADVENT & CHRISTMAS

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Friday 24th November

 

MARY- A WALK WITH THE BLESSED MOTHER

A four week biblical study featuring Dr. Edward Sri

Session 1. In the parish hall at 7.00pm beginning with refreshments.

 

Saturday 25th November

 

ADVENT CREATIVE ART PRAYER GROUP

No. 1 of our series.  Make Art in response to reflections on Mary, using simple techniques.  No skills required, all welcome!  10.00am – 12 noon in the coffee bar.  Please contact rozamarias@gmail.com  for more information.

 

Friday 1st December

 

MARY- A WALK WITH THE BLESSED MOTHER

A four week biblical study featuring Dr. Edward Sri

Session 2. In the parish hall at 7.00pm beginning with refreshments.

 

Saturday 2nd December

 

ADVENT SERVICE for families with members who have

special needs. 1.45pm in the coffee bar, service in the Newman Chapel followed by refreshments.

MARRIAGE SPARKLE!  2.30pm in the parish hall. Fr. Chris Vipers will talk on how to make your marriage more vibrant, faithful and fruitful.  Mass follows.

 

Sunday 3rd December

1st Sunday of Advent

VESPERS for the First Sunday of Advent at 5.00pm

Readings and psalms with the Ealing Abbey Choir,

followed by Benediction

 

Friday 8th December

 

MARY- A WALK WITH THE BLESSED MOTHER

A four week biblical study featuring Dr. Edward Sri

Session 3. In the parish hall at 7.00pm beginning with refreshments

 

Saturday 9rd December

 

ADVENT HOLY HOUR

10.00am – 11.00am. Time for prayer and reflection in the Abbey.

 

 

ADVENT RETREAT“Are You the One who is to come or shall we expect another?”  Learning to welcome Jesus as the Redeemer

Full day Retreat for this Holy Season of Advent, led by Fr. Dominic Allain.  Talks, Silent Reflection, Holy Mass, Eucharistic Adoration,

Divine Office, Sacrament of Confession.  £12.00 including Hot Lunch, 10.15am – 4.30pm.  Look out for flyers in both porches for more information and registration.

 

Sunday 10th December

2nd Sunday of Advent

 

ABBEY CHOIR CAKE SALE &

CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT TICKET SALE

In the bookshop porch.

Thursday 14th December

 

THE MYSTICAL WAY OF ST. BENEDICT

Thomas Keating. No 4. in the series of quiet days exploring major figures of the Benedictine tradition who have contributed to contemplative renewal in the Church today.  7.00-9.00pm in the Maurice Fowler hall.

 

 

Friday 15th December

 

MARY- A WALK WITH THE BLESSED MOTHER

A four week biblical study featuring Dr. Edward Sri

Session 4. In the parish hall at 7.00pm beginning with refreshments.

 

Saturday 16th December

 

CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT, MUSIC AND READINGS

FOR CHRISTMAS

7.30pm in the Abbey. .Music and readings for the Christmas season performed by Ealing Abbey Choir & Orchestra (conducted by Christopher Eastwood).  Tickets are £12 (adults) and £10 (concessions) and may be purchased online at www.seetickets.com or through the box office on       0871 230 0010. Ticket reservations by email to:- abbeychoir@ealingabbey.org.uk or 020 8862 2100. Tickets also on sale after Mass on Sunday 10th December and on the door (subject to availability).

 

Sunday 17th December

3rd Sunday of Advent

 

CHRISTMAS COLLECTION FOR THE FOOD BANK

In the bookshop porch, 8.00am – 1.15pm only.  Please look out for special Christmas food requests on parish notice boards.

 

 

Wednesday 20th December

 

WAITING FOR THE LIGHT

An afternoon of quiet reflection and prayer to prepare for the Christmas festival led by Fr. Robin.  1.00 – 5.00pm, in the Bulbeck Room.

Afternoon tea and coffee available.

 

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CONFESSIONS:  The Sacrament of Reconciliation

Confessions in Advent:

every Friday 5.15 – 6.00pm

 

Confessions in the week before Christmas

Monday 18th – Friday 22nd  5.15 – 6.00pm

As normal on Thursday 21st   8.00-8.30pm

Saturday 23rd  10.00-11.00am, 4.00-5.00pm and 7.00-7.25pm

 

 

† CHRISTMAS EVE †

Sunday 24th December

 

Confessions:-  3.30 – 5.00pm

 

Blessing of the Crib, 3.00pm

Children come dressed as shepherds, angels, king’s, etc.

 

Solemn Vespers 6.00pm

Vespers: The Evening Prayer of Christmas Eve

sung in Latin and led by the Monastic Community.

There will be no 6.00pm evening Mass

 

Nativity of Our Lord 8.00pm

First Mass of Christmas

 

Matins 11.00pm

Morning Prayer of Christmas Day

led by the Monastic Community.

 

Carols 11.30pm

With the Ealing Abbey Choir

 

12.00 Midnight Mass

Please arrive well before midnight if you wish a seat

 

 

† CHRISTMAS DAY †

Monday 25th December

 

The Nativity of Our Lord. Masses at –

8.00am, 9.00am, 10.15am (in the parish hall for families with young children),

10.30am (sung choral Mass), 12.15pm

Please note, there will be no evening Mass

 

Tuesday 26th December

Feast of St. Stephen, Masses at 9.15am and 6.00pm

 

Sunday 31st December

 

New Year’s Eucharistic Adoration & Mass

Adoration with gentle music 10.00-11.30pm, Mass 11.30pm

 

Monday 1st  January 2018

Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God.  Special Parish Day of

Prayer for Peace.

Adoration and Benediction will take place

from 10.00am – 5.00pm

Masses at 7.00am, 9.15am and 6.00pm

 

To contact the parish office please telephone 020 8862 2160

Parish Website:-   www.ealingabbey.org.uk

 

EALING ABBEY , Church of St. Benedict, Charlbury Grove, Ealing, London W5 2DY 020 8862 2160