Feast Days during the week

Monday, 6th December, St. Nicholas was a fourth century Bishop of Myra (in modern day Turkey) of whom little is known. He is patron of Russia, of sailors, of pawnbrokers and of children.

Tuesday, 7th December, St. Ambrose: Bishop and Doctor of the Church, 340-397, became governor of the Roman province whose seat was in Milan in 374, the laity insisted on his becoming bishop though he was still not baptised. He defended orthodoxy in brilliant preaching and through his writing. Patron of Milan, beekeepers and domestic animals.

Wednesday, 8th December, Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Thursday, 9th December, St Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin 1474-1548 saw the vision of Our Lady of Guadalupe in December 1531.

Friday, 10th December, Our Lady of Loreto: this celebration helps all people, especially families, youth and religious to imitate the virtues of that perfect disciple of the Gospel, the Virgin Mother, who, in conceiving the head of the Church also accepted us as her own.