Bulletin for the The Solemnity of Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi 2022. Divine Office Psalter IV

Parish of the Blessed Sacrament

Blessed Sacrament Church,

2 Newport Avenue, Virginia.

Star of the Sea Church,

13 Park Drive, uMhlanga Rocks.

Phone:031 564 7587

email: office@blessedsacrament.co.za


Office hours: Monday - Friday: 08h00 - 16h00

Website: www.blessedsacrament.co.za

Parish Clergy:

Parish priest: Fr. James Ralston O.M.I. fr.james@blessedsacrament.co.za

Assistant: Fr. Derrick Butt O.M.I. fr.derrick@blessedsacrament.co.za

Deacons: Dc. Mike O’Neill formation@blessedsacrament.co.za

Dc. Noel Pistorius (retired)

Mass times:

Blessed Sacrament:

Monday, Tuesday & Friday - 17h30

Wednesday & Thursday - 08h30

Saturday - 17h30

Sunday - 09h00 & 17h15

Public holidays - 08h30

Star of the Sea:

Wednesday - 17h30

Friday - 09h00

Sunday - 07h00

Sacrament of Reconciliation:

Blessed Sacrament: Saturday - 16h00 - 17h00 or by appointment

Star of the Sea: First Friday of the month after Mass or by appointment


Mass times and intentions June 18 to 24, 2022.

Blessed Sacrament

Saturday 17h30

For the repose of the souls of Shirley and of Brian and John.

Sunday 09h00

Special intention of Maria and Cruz.

For the repose of the souls of Johonney Maistry and Francisco Gomes Neto.

Sunday 17h15

Dennis Peters RIP.

Monday St. Anthony of Padua.

(2 Kings 17: 5-8.13-15.18; Psalm 60:3-5.12-14; Matthew 7:1-5.)

17h30 Paul Hitchcock RIP.

Tuesday St. Aloysius Gonzaga

(2 Kings 19:9-11.14-21.31-36; Psalm 48:2-4.10-11; Matthew7:6.12-14.)

17h30 Francisco P. da Silva RIP.

Wednesday Ss John Fisher & Thomas More, St Paulinus of Nola.

(2 Kings 22:8-13; 23:1-3; Psalm 119:33-37.40; Matthew 7:15-20.)

08h30 Special intention of Ana Maria and Isabella Teixeira.

Thursday 08h30

(2 Kings 24:8-17; Psalm79: 1-5.8-9; Matthew 7: 21-29.)

Domingos de Sousa Neto RIP.

Maria dos Santos RIP.

Friday Sacred Heart of Jesus.

(Ezekiel 34:11-16; Psalm 23:1-6; Romans 5:5-11; Luke 15:15: 3-7.)

17h30 For the souls of deceased Oblates.

Star of the Sea

Sunday 07h00

Special intention of Lorna Peter.

For the repose of the souls of deceased Oblates

Wednesday Ss John Fisher & Thomas More, St Paulinus of Nola.

(2 Kings 22:8-13; 23:1-3;Psalm 119:33-37.40; Matthew 7:15-20.)


Michael Power R.I.P.

Henry Howlett R.I.P.

Friday Sacred Heart of Jesus.

(Ezekiel 34:11-16; Psalm 23:1-6; Romans 5:5-11; Luke 15:15: 3-7.)

09h00 Special intention of Kim.

Information & Notices.

All the Parish Pastoral Councils in the Archdiocese of Durban are elected for a three-year term of office. Please give some thought and a great deal of prayer as to who would be the most suitable leaders of the Parish for the next three-years. Nomination forms for this purpose are at the back of the church. Please ensure that these are completed correctly so as to avoid them being invalid. Nominations to be handed in at the parish office or e-mailed to fr.james@blessedsacrament.co.za by no later than Monday June 27, 2022.

There is an appeal from the Parish Finance Committee to those who Pledged contributions to the parish, that they fulfil their financial commitment, if possible, as it would appear as though there has been a marked decline in the collection of Pledges, particularly through E.F.T.

Parish collection: In addition to the weekly collection, contributions may also be made by EFT to The Parish of the Blessed Sacrament, First National Bank, account no: 50844547792, branch code 221426. These details, as well as the ZAPPER CODE, are available at the bottom of all Growing Faith posts.

Those parishioners who attend Mass at Blessed Sacrament will notice that the garden at the new Wall of Remembrance is rapidly taking shape. Should you with to make a financial contribution to this project please contact Fr. James.

There is a lady in the Pioneer home for the aged in uMhlanga Rocks who is in need of transport to Sunday Mass on an ongoing basis. If there is anyone who could oblige, please contact the parish office.

Should there be a parishioner who knows about, or who has a contact who knows, palisade fencing please contact the parish office.

Lifeteen are having a ‘Cake Sale’ this Sunday June 19, after the 09h00 Mass. Please support our Youth.

Marriages: An appointment with parish clergy should be made 6 months prior to the marriage. Couples must be registered & active members of the Parish for at least 6 months prior. All couples planning to marry should contact the Engaged Encounter team on dbnbookings@engagedencounter.co.za prior to meeting with Father James.

Funerals: Please contact the parish clergy first before any arrangements are made with the undertaker.

Baptisms: 10h30 Sunday – by appointment only.

Retrouvaille is for marriages that are hurting. To register, please contact Peter and Maire on 0828 500 500 or 074 134 7335 or email durbancoordinators@helpourmarriage.org.

Adoration Chapel at the Blessed Sacrament is open, other than Mass times, from Monday

to Friday 08h00 – 16h00. Compliance with Covid protocols is ESSENTIAL.



• Todays Bible reading and reflection from the Vatican.

• Parish Banking Details

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