The Office for Liturgical Celebrations issues details of the Pope's Christmas schedule.Pope Francis has his usual busy schedule for the upcoming Christmas Season starting with Christmas Eve Mass. Monsignor Guido Marini, the Master of the Pontifical Liturgical Celebrations has issued the following programme of the Pope’s liturgical celebrations this Christmas Season:
° December 24, 2018, 09.30 pm: Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica
° December 25, 2018, 12.00 pm: Christmas message and blessing “ Urbi et Orbi” from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica
° December 31, 2018, 05.00 pm: First Vespers for the feast of Mary the Mother of God, followed by the exposition of the Holy Eucharist, the traditional singing of the “Te Deum” in thanksgiving for the concluding year 2018, and the Eucharistic blessing.
° January 01, 2019, 10.00 am: Mass for the feast of Mary the Mother of God in St. Peter’s Basilica. World Day of Peace on the theme, “Good Politics is at the Service of Peace”.
° January 06, 2019, 10.00 am: Mass of the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord in St. Peter’s Basilica.
The Christmas Season comes to an end with the feast of the Baptism of the Lord, which in 2019 falls on January 13. The Holy Father marks the occasion by baptizing babies during a Holy Mass in the Vatican’s famed Sistine Chapel.
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New booking rules Update - 19 December 2020
From Saturday 26 December we are returing to level 4 for at least 3 weeks.
-All services will be celebrated as planed and advertised in the newsletter
-New Bookings needs to be made for all weekends & weekdays services
-Bookings will be accepted online or via phone.
-Maximum capacity of worshipers is 20 persons
- Adviced One booking (visit in the church for a service ) for every two weeks per person.
- 24h before the service booking will be open to everone not just to thouse who hav enot be in the church recently.
-No allocated seats (everyone can pic their seats in the church before the service observing required distance).
-Donation box is located at the back of the church. Online donations via bank transfer or parish website are also available.
-All service will be streamed online.
From this Friday at 6pm, Level 4 restrictions will be lifted. It means all parishes can return to having a maximum of 50 people at Mass
We are striving to deliver food parcels to each of our older members, as an alternative to our annual Christmas party which we are unable to provide this year.
As a result of the Tier 4 restrictions the community centre has been closed and therefore has significantly impacted on the time available to pull these together.
We are therefore reaching out to ask for support in the following areas;
Wrapping Christmas Gifts - w/c 14th December
Packing Hampers - w/c 14th December
Delivering Hampers - w/c 21st December
Access to the community centre w/c 14th December will be managed on a rota system basis for volunteers, to help us maintain our strict controls around social distancing. It is vital that we keep our volunteers, and ourselves safe whilst still allowing us to deliver some Christmas cheer to our older residents.
If you, or any of your congregation, would be available and willing to help with any (or all) of the activities above this would be greatly appreciated. Could you please contact me by email or on the mobile number below.
I look forward to hearing from you.
West Calder Community HUB
T: 01506 871278
West Calder Community HUB
West Calder Community Centre
Dickson Street, West Calder
West Lothian, EH55 8DZ
Scottish Charity Number: SC049312
West Calder Community Education Association SCIO trading as West Calder Community HUB