2nd SUNDAY OF THE YEAR B – 16/17 JANUARY 2020
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Fr. James will be celebrating a private Mass each day for the following intentions:
Saturday 16 Jan Lucy Martin R.I.P.
Sunday 17 Jan Special intention for Cruz, Maria and for Peter Deeb.
Manuel Farinha R.I.P.
Monday 18 Jan Special intention for Peter Deeb.
Tuesday 19 Jan Special intention for Peter Deeb.
Henrique Sardinha R.I.P.
Wednesday 20 Jan Special intention for Peter Deeb
Michael Power and Henry Howlett R.I.P.
Thursday 21 Jan Special intention for Peter Deeb.
Friday 22 Jan Special intention for Kim and for Peter Deeb.
Cyril and Michelle Koenig R.I.P.
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.
prior to meeting with Father James.
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 families and friends of Elena Coppola who died recently. May perpetual light shine upon her and may she rest in peace.
URGENT!! The children’s home at Montebello, which is supported by the CWL, burnt down on Wednesday night. All the children are safe but they have lost everything else. If you can help in any way, especially with clothing and essentials, please contact Lorella Fernandes 083 799 4229. Thank you.
UNFORTUNATELY the churches remain in lockdown at present, but you will be notified as soon as possible once they have re-opened.
CATECHISM: Registration for catechism lessons, which will have to begin virtually, are now open. If your child attended lessons in this parish last year, you should receive an email in the next few days asking you to confirm the details on record. No further registration is necessary. However, new parishioners and Grade 1 parents will have to complete a registration form which is available on the parish website blessedsacrament.co.za. Please return these to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
CONFIRMATION, LIFETEEN AND EDGE registration forms are also available on the parish website or contact Tess at the parish office Tuesday-Friday 8am to 12pm.
WHATSAPP OR TELEGRAM? Amid the mad scramble and confusion about whether to stay or to change, we are aware of the problem, especially for Growing Faith posts. Please be patient. We may have to set up an alternate group on Telegram but are not rushing into it. We will keep you informed via the daily posts.
MARRIAGE HELP Retrouvaille has helped tens of thousands of couples at all stages of disillusionment in their marriage. This programme can help you too, for confidential information please contact Peter and Maire 082 850 0500/ 074 134 7335.
PARISH COLLECTION Contributions may be made by EFT to the Parish of the Blessed Sacrament, First National Bank, account no: 50844547792, branch code 22 14 26.
NAZARETH HOUSE offers accommodation for Frail Care, Palliative Care, Assisted Care and Independent Living. For enquiries contact: Francesca Joseph on (031) 261 2207
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
DAILY MASS AND BIBLE READING LINKS
• Todays Bible reading and reflection from the Vatican.
• Parish Banking Details
• Blessed Sacrament’s Mass will be shared on Sunday