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28th SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME – YEAR A – 10/11 OCTOBER 2020
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS
Saturday 10 Oct BS 17h30 Special Intentions for Ian and Alisée. For the intentions of the Sardinha family.
Sunday 11 Oct SOTS 07h00 For the peoples’ intentions. BS 09h00 Special intention for Cruz and Maria. Alex McAlery R.I.P. BS 17h15 For deceased Oblates. Tina Addinall R.I.P.
Monday 12 Oct BS 17h30 Communion service
Tuesday 13 Oct BS 17h30 For volunteers and benefactors of the parish.
Wednesday 14 Oct BS 08h30 Communion service. SOTS 17h30 Henry Howlett and Michael Power R.I.P.
Thursday 15 Oct BS 08h30 For missionaries working in difficult situations.
Friday 16 Oct SOTS 09h00 Special intention for Kim. A special intention. Wesley Davids R.I.P. BS 17h30 Communion service.
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 Tina Addinall who passed away on Thursday morning. Tina was a dedicated member of the church community and was often seen helping out in the kitchen, most notably with tea after the 9am Mass. May her soul rest in peace.
CONGRATULATIONS to Jim and Nel McKeen who celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary yesterday. A wonderful achievement! God bless you both.
GRACE CUBES: As a way to raise funds, Edge is selling mealtime grace cubes. These are blocks of wood with different versions of Grace before Meals on the sides. They are available with either family or adult in English/Afrikaans prayers for R100.00. A Zulu translation is being prepared. Contact: Mary-Ann 0836313599 or Anita 0836313598.
FINANCIAL PLEDGES In response to Father James’ talk renewal pledge forms can be collected at the back of the church or downloaded on the Growing Faith website. Parishioners using the envelope system kindly complete a new form so that your envelopes can be prepared for you, those who have submitted their forms your envelopes are at the back of the church.
PARISH COLLECTION Collection boxes are at the back of the church, or an EFT can be done to the 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: If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand? But with you is found forgiveness, O God of Israel.
FIRST READING: Isaiah 25:6-10.
RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Psalm 23.
In the Lord’s own house shall I dwell for length of days unending.
The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want. Fresh and green are the pastures where he gives me repose. Near restful waters he leads me; he revives my soul. ℟
He guides me along the right path, for the sake of his name. Though I should walk in the valley of the shadow of death,no evil would I fear, for you are with me. Your crook and your staff will give me comfort. ℟
You have prepared a table before me in the sight of my foes. My head you have anointed with oil; my cup is overflowing. ℟
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life. In the Lord’s own house shall I dwell for length of days unending. ℟
SECOND READING: Philippians 4:12-14, 19-20.
GOSPEL ACCLAMATION: Alleluia, alleluia! May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ enlighten the eyes of our hearts that we might know what is the hope to which he has called us. Alleluia.
GOSPEL: Matthew 22:1-14.
COMMUNION ANTIPHON: The rich suffer want and go hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no blessing.