Newsletter for Week 16
It is very gratifying to receive requests, almost daily, to add names to the Blessed Sacrament Growing Faith mailing list. Please keep these coming – and welcome to those of you who have recently joined us.
As you know, we send out a recorded Mass for each Sunday from the Blessed Sacrament. Some of you may have previously found other sites where you attend Mass. If this is the case, we encourage you to also follow our parish Sunday Mass – even if it is on another day of the week. This will help us a lot to maintain some semblance of community until we can get back together again.
Watch the mass or download the Children’s liturgy: click here
SUNDAY MASS – HELP REQUIRED
Regarding the Mass, it is a very small group of people who are involved in the technical side of this activity. If you have any expertise or experience in the area of video recording or editing, please let us know so that we can develop backup for the team. Thank you.
PARISH ZOOM CHAT
On Thursday evening at 7.30pm, we will have our next Zoom chat. This is a very informal forum where ideas are shared with the clergy and each other over a glass of wine or cup of coffee. You are free to ask any questions of general interest but, most importantly, just chat.
Please note that it is recommended that you use Wi-fi when using Zoom as it uses a lot of data. If you don’t have Wi-fi, you are still welcome to join but we recommend that you do not use your video.
The access codes will be sent out later this week. We would like to take a screenshot of the meeting this week so are looking forward to seeing a lot of you.
An appeal to any ladies who have the expertise and time to make some clerical shirts. Please give me a call if you can help. This will be much appreciated.
We were saddened to hear of the passing on Tuesday of Fr Chris Lockyer OMI. Fr Chris was, for many years, chaplain to St Augustine’s and Entabeni hospitals where he was known and loved by both staff and patients alike. A deeply spiritual and compassionate man, Fr Chris became spiritual director to many of the faithful, including several clergy members. In recent years, Fr Chris experienced serious spinal difficulties and spent most of his time in a wheelchair at Nazareth House. It was noted that, had it not been for the Covid restrictions, his would have been a massive funeral. God rest you now, Fr Chris. Go in peace.
Chris Ndlela passed away on Friday after succumbing to Covid-19. He was a cheerful presence at the 9am Sunday Mass, always greeting those around him with a laugh and a smile. We extend our deep condolences to Chris’s son, Stanley, who is a reader at the 9am Mass and to his family. May he rest in peace.
As always, please let us have any news that you would like to share on this forum.
God Bless and stay safe. Dc Mike & the team.