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4th SUNDAY OF ADVENT – YEAR C 18/19 DECEMBER 2021
Mass times and intentions 18 to 24 December 2021
Special Intentions of Dawn Latouf, Lynne Roberts and Deacon Noel Pistorius.
Johonney Maistry RIP.
Rachelle Samuels RIP.
Maria José Menezes RIP.
Lorenzo Angela RIP.
Special Intentions of Jermaine Chettair.
Tina Addinall RIP.
Ermelinda Raffaele RIP.
Special Intentions of Nic Hein.
Concetta Maria RIP.
Barry Roberts RIP.
Veronica O’Carroll RIP.
For the parishioners’ intentions.
Star of the Sea
Special Intentions of Matthew Maroun.
Michael Power and Henry Howlett RIP
Special Intentions of Kim.
For all benefactors and volunteers of the parish.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Confessions: By appointment or at16h00 to 17h00 Saturdays at Blessed Sacrament
or at 09h30 1st Friday of the month at Star of the Sea.
Retrouvaille is for marriages that are hurting. Contact Peter & Maire (in confidence) on 0828 500 500 or email@example.com or www.helpourmarriage.com Adoration Chapel: at the Blessed Sacrament is open, other than Mass times, from Monday to Friday 08h00 – 16h00. Compliance with Covid protocols is ESSENTIAL.
THANKS FROM Fr. DERRICK To Fr. James, all parishioners and friends for your wishes, prayers, gifts and support on the occasion of my 50th anniversary of the Priesthood. May the Lord bless you with love and peace.
THE SOCIETY OF SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL is looking for a small fridge. If you can help please contact the parish office during office hours.
THE CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE is wanting to assist a family in need of a drill, tablesaw and grinder, to support their furniture making business. Any assistance will be appreciated.
LIHLE CELE is a carer who looked after me during my recent illness. She is very kind and patient, and is need of work, working hours from 08h00 to 18h00. Contact no. for Lihle is 072 026 0681 or contact Anne Mezher on 064 927 7419.
CLOSING The parish office and Adoration chapel will be closed from 11h00 on Wednesday 22 December 2021 and re-open at 08h00 on the 3 January 2022.
NOEL AND MAUREEN PISTORIUS thank the Catholic Women’s League and all parishioners who have supported them over the last six months. Wishing you all many blessings for this Christmas and New Year.
GROWING FAITH is the communication link for all your parish online needs. By logging on, you will have access to daily reflections, Mass bookings, the weekly bulletin and a live feed of the Sunday Mass as well as various registration forms. You may either enter “growingfaith.co.za” or contact Dc Mike 0823715547 to join the WhatsApp group and stay in touch with your parish.
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 22 14 26. These details, as well as the ZAPPER CODE, are available at the bottom of all Growing Faith posts (see below).
ADVENT APPEAL: A second collection will be taken for the Advent Appeal. EFT’s can also be made to Advent Appeal FNB 250655 account no. 50840109140.
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 of the Father and the Son,
forever and ever.
DAILY MASS AND BIBLE READING LINKS
• Blessed Sacrament’s Sunday Mass will be shared on YouTube and via this link.
• Todays Bible reading and reflection from the Vatican.
• Parish Banking Details
• Online Mass Booking Form