PROGRAM -DECEMBER 09
Sunday Nov 29th at 9.25 am : Walk to the monastery of Rögle for Sunday Mass.
Gathering in front of Lund C 9.25, bus nr 3 towards Linero Runslingan, then walk (like 6 km) to Rögle, Mass, take picnic and good shoes. In case of too bad wheather we can celebrate Mass at Sankt Thomas Church at 10 am and have lunch together at Sandgatan.
Tuesday Dec 1st and 15th at 7.30 pm: Taizéprayer and gathering.
Wednesdays 12.10 pm: Mass followed by lunch , last occasion this year Wed 16th.
Tuesday Dec 8th 7 pm: Singing (with Christine, so african it will be) so we can take up new songs in the Wednesday Mass.
Tuesday Dec 8th 8 pm: Gospel reading and talk – first chapters of Gospel of Luke, bring Bible in your own language.
Saturday Dec 12th 6pm– Sunday Dec 13th 6am: Wake in Advent in the Chapel at Sandgatan. Mass early before sunrise. Program in adjacent room: gospelreading, film, miniconference, singing?, talk, cooking. Together with SUKs´s (Young Catholics of the region) We could also have dinner before…? tell me…
Tuesday Dec 22nd at 7pm: Open house at Sandgatan – all friends of the Dominican brothers welcome- glögg och pepparkakor.
NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 09
I was very happy about our Taizémeeting! So many of us praying, serving and welcoming others, in other parishes and at Sandgatan! Really a happy time to live, that serving each other creates community and friendship, that is: makes the presence of Jesus real to us. And the singing! – hopefully we can sing more, and Christine will certainly help us, look at the program.
With this Sunday 29th of November we start time of Advent – time for waiting, time of hope and faith. The portal figure of Advent is John the Baptist anouncing the coming of Messiah, and in the Gospel readings we hear about him.
Often Advent tends to be a busy time. Take time though to live something of this waiting – some silent time in the evening or in the morning is a good thing, to read a little passage about John or from the book of Isaiah, f ex from chapter 40.
During time of Christmas there will be no scheduled activities. We, the dominican brothers will go to spend some time with our brothers from Norway and Finland and do some studying together. So: no Masses and Sandgatan from Dec 24th to Jan 10th..
Could we do something together during summertime next year. I´ve got two ideas:
–going for a week in June to Istanbul, staying with the Dominican brothers, and having a program around cultural clashes, religious clashes, living faith in Christ among believers of another religions (secular…muslim…). I can tell you: it would be very interesting.
– spending a week at the island of Gotland in August, before the start of the semester – time of retreat, but also of just being there together. It´s a beautiful place not far from the sea, and we, the Dominicans, dispose of a little house that can be used for such occasions.
For both of these travels we could, I think, obtain financial aid, if we decide early. So think about it!
see you, yours, brother Björn