Douglas Union of Parishes in Cork gets stirred up before Advent

The traditional Collect for the Sunday before Advent (22nd November this year) starts with the words ‘Stir up’ and goes on to emphasise ‘the fruit of good works’. Generations of preachers used it as a launch pad for sermons on the importance of being prepared, illustrating it with references to Christmas cakes and plum puddings being made at that time of the year, well in advance of Christmas.

Douglas Union’s new cookbook.

In Douglas Union with Frankfield, throughout the season of Advent, we hope parishioners will be stirring not only cake mixture but also trying out some of the…

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