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SSC Newspaper : Strathfield Scene December
DECEMBER 2010 8 Strathfield Scene christmas messages Lasting peace to your hearts and our world today – St Joseph’s Church Enfield. Celebrations of peace, goodwill and joy to all mankind Giving the best this Christmas SYDNEY Sydney’s Finest Highland Regalia Stockist SCOTTISH ACCESSORIES SHOPPE Tel: (02) 9747 8270 Fax: (02) 9747 8271 •SCOTTISH•AC CES SORIES•SHOPPE• Kilts & Tartan skirts made to order More than 600 different Scottish, Irish & Welsh Tartans on display with over 5,000 Tartan items in stock Tartan Scarves, Ties, Bow Ties, Caps, Sashes, Tammies and much more Pewter Giftware including Jewellery, Pewter Flasks, Tankards, Quaiches & Clan Badges Now Stocking the Australia Tartan (WR611) 25 The Strand, Croydon NSW 2132 Close to Croydon Railway Station, with plenty of free parking! www.scottishaccessories.com.au Mon-Fri 10.00am-6 .00pm Sat 9.00am-2 .00pm MAIL ORDER TO ANY POSTAL LOCATION No matter your beliefs, Christmas is special because of its association with family, peace and goodwill. That’s why Christmas is a very special time in my household. The highlights are, of course, all that goes with Christmas – the Christmas tree, the decorations, the lights and the presents. It is these aspects of Christmas that truly unite the community. Christmas is also a time to remember those that are less fortunate. One in seven children in Australia lives in a household where no parent is employed. Many children go without presents at Christmas. That’s why this year Strathfield Council has supported The Smith Family’s Christmas Toy and Book Appeal. Tomorrow is our Carols by Candlelight at Strathfield Park. I encourage you and your family to attend this great community event. Finally, to ever yone in Strathfield, I’d like to say thank you for your ongoing support this year. Have a very Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous 2011. Cr Tony Maroun, Mayor of Strathfield Best present of aLL Shopping, family gatherings, carols, Santa, roast turkey, presents, chocolate, plum pudding, Christmas trees ... what images does Christmas bring to your mind? All of these have their place, but the one essential ingredient is that God sent his Son, born of a human mother, to redeem us. Those few words capture the truth that God loves us and offers genuine forgiveness. It’s a wonderful gift that no present under a tree will ever match. Thank God with us this Christmas! St Anne’s Anglican Church, Corner Homebush and Beresford Rds, Strathfield. Christmas Eve: 6pm Family Service, 11pm Holy Communion. Christmas Day: 8am Holy Communion, 10am Holy Communion. a magicaL meaning Christmas has different meanings. Family gatherings and good food, friends and travel, or shopping and exchanging of gifts. But what is the real meaning of Christmas? The true meaning is that it is a season of salvation. Christmas was and is and will always be until Christ comes again a season of salvation to every one who is willing by faith to ask Jesus to become their Lord and Saviour. The same God who planned all events over centuries and millennia for Jesus’ first coming is planning all events now for Jesus’ second coming. Are you praying for that? Are you praying, “Come, Thou long-expected Jesus!” Seventh Day Adventist Church, 18 Homebush Rd, Strathfield. Christmas Service: 10am. together at christmas Looking for somewhere or someone to spend Christmas Day with? Come and spend it with us at Greenacre Baptist Church. Please phone 9642 1082 by December 13 and tell us if you require transport. Arrive safe to wherever you’re spending Christmas: don’t drink and drive. As for the message of Christmas, Luke 1:46-56 . .. “the Mighty One has done great things for me. His mercy extends from generation to generation. He has lifted up the humble. He has filled the hungry with good things. He has helped his servant... remembering to be merciful.” May you have a safe and joyful Christmas. Greenacre Baptist Church, 38-40 Shellcote Rd, Greenacre. Morning service: 8.30am-9 .30am Lunch: Noon-2pm. hearts fiLLed with good Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, about 2000 years ago, on that miraculous night, the Son of God was made man – assuming our human nature, transforming it through His passion, death and resurrection and bringing it to its heavenly glory. Since that time, we are called in faith and love, each moment of our lives through our own free will, to embrace the salvation freely gifted to us. My fervent wish, as I pray to the Holy Infant, through the intercession of the Most Immaculate Heart of Mary and of the Most Righteous Heart of Joseph, is that your heart may be filled with all that is good, true and beautiful in the peace and joy that is Christmas. Our Lady of the Assumption, 74 Underwood Road, Homebush. Christmas Eve: 7.30am Mass, 6pm Vigil and Midnight Mass. Christmas Day: 8.30am Mass, 11am Romanian Mass. No evening Mass. christmas cheer “O Come let us adore Him – Christ the Lord” You are warmly invited to join in the celebrations of Christmas. Note: Wheelchair access via Tower Porch Entrance. St Paul’s Anglican Church, 205 Burwood Rd, Burwood. Christmas Eve: 11.30pm. Traditional Midnight Mass – Blessing of the Crib, the First Communion of Christmas. Christmas Day: 9am. Family sung Eucharist – Communion for Christmas Day. reason for the season May the love and joy of Christmas be bestowed upon you all and may the Baby Jesus, Prince of Peace, bring a lasting peace to your hearts and our world today. St Joseph’s Church Enfield, 126 Liverpool Rd, Enfield. Christmas Eve Vigil: 6.30pm. Carols from 6pm and 8pm. Midnight Mass: Carols begin at 11.30pm. Christmas Day: 9am and 10.30am.