To begin the celebration of Advent, Father Ted led us in an Advent Mass. Each class had prepared an advent wreath which were then blessed by Father Ted. Father Ted spoke about the meaning of advent and how each candle has a different meaning and represents a part of the journey to Jesus' birth.
Children in Year 2 had prepared the reading, responsorial psalm and had also written their own bidding prayers. These included praying for those who don't have a family at Christmas, those who don't have enough money for presents and for Father Ted as he guides the Parish in this important time of celebrations.
Children in Year 1 were responsible for bringing up the offertory, which included a statue of Mary and Joseph to be blessed.