Pastoral Notes 16th December, 2018

Christmas approaches …………
The Soup Kitchen in our hall at St Edward’s has clearly fulfilled a need, and is attended by around 35-40 people every week, thanks to the many parish groups who have provided this service. Last year a Christmas Day lunch was provided – this year it will be celebrated at ‘The Hub’ in Montagu Street, reminding us that there is a town-wide effort supported by many member-churches of ‘Churches Together in Kettering’.
Our daily Masses now, in these last days before Christmas, have readings from Old and New Testaments preparing for the coming festival. In the daily prayer of the Church, there are a series of ‘O Antiphons’ from 17th December to 24th December – ‘O Wisdom’, ‘O Adonai’, ‘O Root of Jesse’, ‘O Key of David’, ‘O Rising Sun’, ‘O King’, ‘O Emmanuel’, …. Today know that the Lord is at hand.