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Thursday, November 30th 2017

ADVENT SCHEDULE—WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES

During the Sundays of Advent, guest speakers will speak on the Advent themes of Joy, Hope, Peace and Love as we continue our preparations for the World Meeting of Families 2018.

First Sunday of Advent  —  Offering Peace to Families

Colin Bell, Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust.  The Trust aims to alleviate the financial hardship of bereaved families repatriating loved ones who have died abroad in sudden or tragic circumstances back to Ireland.

Second Sunday of Advent  —  Offering Joy to Families

Daráine Mulvihill, broadcaster and TV Presenter.  Daráine is well known for her involvement in TV presenting for the London 2012 Paralympics for channel 4, the Rio 2016 Paralympics for RTE2 and more recently her coverage of the 2017 Invictus Games from Toronto.

Daráine is also a survivor of meningitis.

Third Sunday of Advent  —  Offering Hope to Families

Colin White—Irish Kidney Association.  Colin will explain the work of the Association and speak on the hope organ transplants offer to patients and their families.

This weekend is traditionally ‘Bambinelli Sunday’ where families are invited to bring the ‘baby Jesus’ from their family cribs to Mass for an Advent blessing.

 

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