Bulletin for the Third Sunday of Easter Cycle C

Third Sunday of Easter, 2022. Divine Office Psalter III

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 April 30/May 06, 2022.

Blessed Sacrament

Saturday 17h30

Jimmy and Carmen Law RIP.

Kay and Ray Atherstone RIP.

Sunday 09h00

Special intention of Milan and Ziara Maistry

Special intention of Maria and Cruz.

For the repose of the soul of Johonney Maistry

For the repose of the souls of Noel and Alice Macquet.

Sunday 17h15

Special intention of Avishesh

Special intention of the de Rose family.

Monday 08h30

(Acts 6:8-15; Psalm 119:23-14,26-27,29-30; John 6:22-29.)

Josè and Anna da Silva RIP.

Tuesday 17h30

(1 Corinthians 15:1-8; Psalm 19:2-5; John 14:6-14.)

Fr. Andries Kimane O.M.I. RIP

Wednesday 08h30

(Acts 8:1-8; Psalm 66:1-7; John 6:35-40.)

Special intention of Callum Jackson.

Thursday 08h30

(Acts 8:26-40; Psalm 66:8-9,16-17,20; John 6:44-51.)

João and Concéicão Mendes RIP.


(Acts 9:1-20; Psalm 117:1-2; John 6:52-59.)

06h00 For deceased Oblates.

17h30 For all volunteers and benefactors of the parish.

Star of the Sea

Sunday 07h00

Fr. Andries Kimane O.M.I. RIP.

Michelle Citron RIP.

Wednesday 09h00

(Acts 8:1-8; Psalm 66:1-7; John 6:35-40.)

Michael Power R.I.P.

Henry Howlett R.I.P.

Dorothy and Gordon Andrews RIP.

Friday 09h00

(Acts 9:1-20; Psalm 117:1-2; John 6:52-59.)

Special intention of Kim.

Synod prayer

We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in your name. With You alone to guide us, make Yourself at home in our hearts; teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it. We are weak and sinful; do not let us promote disorder. Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path nor partiality influence our actions. Let us find in You our unity so that we may journey together to eternal life and not stray from the way of truth and what is right. All this we ask of You, who are at work in every place and time, in the communion with the Father and the Son, forever and ever. Amen.

Information & Notices.

You will notice that there is Holy Water in the stoops again. Please sanitise your hands prior to using the water to bless yourself.

A reminder that this coming Monday, May 02, is a public holiday, Workers’ Day:

Mass at Blessed Sacrament will be at 08h30 instead of 17h30.

This coming Friday, May 06, being the first Friday of the month, there will be Mass at 06h00 at Blessed Sacrament. The suggestion was made for this Mass, should it be well attended, it will continue each month; if not, it will be discontinued.

The new R.C.I.A. programme will commence at 19h00 on Wednesday May 11, 2022, at Blessed Sacrament. This year-long programme is of anyone wishing to became a Catholic, or as a Catholic wishing to enhance the knowledge of your faith.

An appeal has been received from Archbishop Mandla Jwara for donations for those affected by the recent flooding. Contributions may be made to:

Account name: AOD CARITAS

Account number: 62849932068

Type of account: Enterprise Business Account

Reference: KZN Floods

Lifeteen will be raffling a ‘Family Fun’ hamper, which includes a couples dinner voucher at Al Firenze, a Kids Bounce voucher and lots more fun filled family treats and items. This raffle is to raise funds for the Lifeteen Retreat this year. Tickets are R20 and will be drawn on 16th May 2022. Thank you all for your support.

The Guild of our Lady of Mercy are looking for children’s clothing, age 2 to 6 years. Thank you for the generous donations of baby clothing and blankets received recently.

The Grief support group will be meeting on Saturday 7 May at 09h30 at Blessed Sacrament.

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.

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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