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The Season of Advent
A time of reflective waiting and anticipation for the coming of our Saviour.

The second candle represents faith and is called Bethlehem's Candle.
Micah had foretold that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem, which is also the birthplace of King David.
The second candle is also purple to symbolism preparation for the coming king.

Click here for an interesting video on the meaning of Advent.

 

Perpetual Vows of Brs. Joshua Nash and Luan Ha
What a time of celebration!  What a blessing!
Br. Joshua is the first member of our parish to become an Oblate priest.  Br. Luan comes from Vietnam.
They proclaimed their Perpetual Vows during a Mass on Sunday 28th November at St. David's church and it was live-streamed across the world.  The Principal Celebrant was Fr. Christian Fini, supported by Fr. James and also visiting priests Frs. David Raj, Mathew Raj, Andrew Chen, G.Iollo and Mi Tran.
Br. Joshua's parents (also parishioners) were present and Br. Luan's family (who are still in Vietnam) was represented by his uncle.  Br. Luan translated part of the introduction for his family.  Members of the Vietnamese community also sang hymns in Vietnamese.
The ceremony can be viewed here.  The main part starts at 6 minutes and goes for 2 hours.
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