MASS LINKS AND CHILDREN’S LITURGY
25th SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME – YEAR A – 19/20 SEPTEMBER 2020
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS
Saturday 19 Sept SOTS 09h00: For missionaries working in difficult circumstances. BS 17h30: For the sick of the parish.
Sunday 20 Sept SOTS 07h00: For vocations to the priesthood and religious life. BS 09h00: Special intention for Cruz and Maria. Alex McAlery R.I.P. BS 17h15: For volunteers and benefactors of the parish.
Monday 21 Sept BS 17h30: For deceased Oblates.
Tuesday 22 Sept SOTS 09h00: For the unemployed. BS 17h30: 90th Birthday blessings for Olive von der Decken.
Wednesday 23 Sept BS 08h30: For widows and orphans. SOTS 17h30: Henry Howlett and Michael Power R.I.P.
Thursday 24 Sept BS 08h30: For the parishioners’ intentions. SOTS 09h00: For Fr. Derricks intentions.
Friday 25 Sept SOTS 09h00: Special intention for Kim. For the curtailment of the Corona virus. BS 17h30: For all volunteers and benefactors of the parish. For the curtailment of the Corona virus.
MARRIAGES: Appointments with parish clergy 6 months prior to the marriage. Couples must be registered & active members of the Parish for at least 6 months.
ENGAGED ENCOUNTER: for all couples planning to marry contact Laureen Confait on firstname.lastname@example.org
FUNERALS: See the parish clergy first before any arrangements are made with the undertaker.
BAPTISMS: 10h30 Sunday – by appointment only.
CONFESSIONS: By appointment or 16h00 to 17h00 Saturdays at Blessed Sacrament.09h30. 1st Friday of the month at Star of the Sea.
ADORATION CHAPEL: The Adoration chapel is closed until further notice.
CONDOLENCES to the family and friends of Steve Worsley who passed away recently. May his soul rest in peace.
MASS RESERVATIONS can be made online at www.growingfaith.co.za or by phoning the parish office during office hours only. Please take note bookings for Weekend Masses will have a cut off time at Midday on Friday.
RCIA Candidates will be received into the Church after the Chrism Mass is celebrated later this month. We will keep you informed.
LOCKDOWN LEVEL 1 Once we have directive from the Chancery, the current booking system and restrictions of numbers can be lifted, parishioners will be informed as soon as possible.
SACRISTANS are needed at Blessed Sacrament and Star of the Sea for this most important ministry. If you are willing to offer your time, before and after Mass, please contact the parish office during office hours.
PUBLIC HOLIDAY Thursday 24 September is a public holiday and Mass will be celebrated at 09h00 at Star of the Sea and at 08h30am at Blessed Sacrament.
PARISH COLLECTION Collection boxes are at the back of the church, or an EFT can be done to Parish of the Blessed Sacrament, First National Bank, account no: 50844547792, branch code 22 14 26, or Zapper
Corona Virus Prayer
Lord Jesus Christ, during your earthly ministry, at your command, the sick were made well. Come to our aid now in the midst of the global spread of the corona virus, that we may experience your healing love.
Give leaders of nations and communities the foresight to act with charity and true concern for the well-being of the people they are meant to serve. Give them the wisdom to invest in long-term solutions that will help prepare for or prevent future outbreaks.
Grant to all peoples the grace to respect the measures suggested that may curtail the spread of this virus.
We ask this in your Holy name. Amen
ENTRANCE ANTIPHON: I am the salvation of the people, says the Lord. Should they cry to me in any distress, I will hear them, and I will be their Lord forever.
FIRST READING: Isaiah 55:6-9.
RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Psalm 145.
RESPONSE: The Lord is close to all who call him.
I will bless you day after day, and praise your name forever and ever. The Lord is great and highly to be praised; his greatness cannot be measured. ℟
The Lord is kind and full of compassion, slow to anger, abounding in mercy. How good is the Lord to all, compassionate to all his creatures. ℟
The Lord is just in all his ways, and holy in all his deeds. The Lord is close to all who call him, who call on him in truth. ℟
SECOND READING: Philippians 1:20-24, 27.
GOSPEL ACCLAMATION: Alleluia, alleluia! Open our hearts, O Lord, that we may listen to the words of your Son. Alleluia.
GOSPEL: Matthew 20:1-16.
SPIRITUAL COMMUNION PRAYER: My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You in my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
COMMUNION ANTIPHON: You have laid down your precepts to be carefully kept; may my ways be firm in keeping your statutes.