Monday, December 13, 2010

Ladybirds playgroup Trastevere is on today!

Ladybirds Trastevere will meet this afternoon and then take a break over Christmas.  We will not meet again until Monday, January 10th.  If we do not see you today, have a very Happy Christmas.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Santa Susanna Used Book Sale

Catch up on your holiday reading, 100’s of titles, some very recent paper and hardbacks. Everyone welcome! Prices starting from 10 cents!
Friday 10th December 1pm-4pm Saturday 11th December 10am-12.30pm Sunday 12th December 10am-12.300pm
Via XX Settembre, 15 (next to the Santa Susanna church) Tel: 06 4827510
Further details please contact the library during business hours or

Christmas at Rome Baptist Church
Sunday 12 December, 10:30 AM: Christmas Cantata
Sunday 12 December, 12:30 PM: Dinner on the Marble (potluck lunch)
Friday 24 December, 7:00 PM: Christmas Eve communion service
Saturday 25 December, 10:30 AM: Christmas day service
Friday 31 December, 7:00 PM: New Year’s Eve party

Christmas at All Saint’s Church
18:00 Festival of nine lessons with carols
17:00 Crib Service especially for childer (under 12's): 'A telling of the Christmas Story with activities and carols.'
23:30 Midnight Mass
Christmas Day -008:00 Said Eucharist;10:30 Sung Eucharist

Christmas at St Paul’s
 Friday 24th December Christmas Eve 22:30 - Musical Prelude 23:00 - The First Eucharist of Christmas Followed by mulled wine and panettone

Saturday 25th December Christmas Day 10.30 - Festival Sung Eucharist (Family Service, with Nursery Facilities available) 13.00 - Spanish Eucharist

Sunday 26th December The First Sunday After Christmas 08:30 - Holy Eucharist Rite I 10.30 - Festival Sung Eucharist (Family Service, with Nursery Facilities available) 13.00 - Spanish Eucharist

Friday 31st December New Year’s Eve 18:00 - Holy Eucharist

Ladybirds Christmas Celebration this coming Saturday, 11 December

 for more info see below 

or click here

Christmas Appeal Gifts for Refugees

Over the last years, Ladybirds has helped in a small way with a collection for a Christmas appeal.  We would encourage you all to help again this year.
"Gifts for Refugees" in Rome encourages us all to think about what it means to be poor and alone at asks each family to make up a bag of gifts for a male refugee who is attending the Joel Nafuma Refugee Centre Roma, which is in the crypt of Saint Paul's within the Walls on via Nationale.  
The Joel Nafuma Refugee Center is the only day center in the city catering to the needs of refugees and forced migrants. Approximately 150 people per day come to the center, whose daily services include hospitality, entertainment and educational programs as well as necessary help with bureaucratic procedures and finding places to eat and sleep. The Center is staffed by volunteers who come to offer help with teaching languages and computing, art and music.
The Refugee Centre holds a lunch for these men on Wednesday,
15th December where they will distribute the gift bags.
You can contribute just one or two items if you don't want to do a whole bag.  The list of items required are:
• Toothbrush      • Socks          • Chewing gum
• Razor               • Gloves        • Chocolate bar
•  Lipsalve         • Hat              • Playing cards
• Comb              • Scarf           • Notebook and pen
• Paper handkerchiefs             • Underpants                      
 It would be great if you can add some items to your shopping list this week and bring them into ladybirds at All Saint's Church by Saturday, December 11th, or alternatively, take your gift bag directly to St Paul's within the walls.  Please remember these are small practical inexpensive items for YOUNG MEN. 

"The very poor have nothing to rely on but the kindness on strangers."

Sunday, December 5, 2010

8 December

This wednesday is a public holiday and there fore we won't have a ladybirds on 8 December