Advent is a time of expectation and anticipation, a time of celebration and a time for prayer. The annual NOVENA OF DAWN MASSES is a spiritual preparation for the birth of Jesus Christ. It is an expression of our faith and a gesture to show gratitude to God for giving us His Son Jesus Christ. The NOVENA OF DAWN MASSES at Our Lady of Dolours Parish in Chatswood will be held daily from 16-24 December 2019 at 5:30am. Different priests who serve in various churches and ministries around Sydney will be the Mass Celebrants. Light breakfast will be served at the Church forecourt afterwards. It is a wonderful way to start the day with an early morning mass and fellowship with the community. Everyone is invited to come and join the parish community in continuing this beautiful tradition which originated from the Philippines and is now celebrated in many Australian parishes.