5th SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B – 20/21 March 2021
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5th SUNDAY OF LENT - YEAR B – 20/21 March 2021
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS:
Saturday 20 Mar
BS 17h30 Special intention for Bryan Anthony Burns.
Dallas Sutton R.I.P.
Sunday 21 Mar
SOTS 07h00 Special intention for Shireen Catterall.
BS 09h00 Special intention for Cruz and Maria,
and for Daniele Guimbeau.
BS 17h15 For vocations to the priesthood and religious life.
Monday 22 Mar
BS 08h30 Gerald and June Mezher R.I.P.
Tuesday 23 Mar
BS 17h30 Special intention for Jermaine Chettair.
Joao and Conceicao Mendes R.I.P.
Wednesday 24 Mar
BS 08h30 Alec McAlery R.I.P.
SOTS 17h30 Michael Power and Henry Howlett R.I.P.
Thursday 25 Mar
BS 08h30 Special intention for Dina and Francis Nunes.
Gabriel de Lima R.I.P.
Friday 26 Mar
BS 06h00 Maria de la Guerra R.I.P.
SOTS 09h00 Special intention for Kim.
BS 17h30 Special intention for Pauline and Albino Caldeira and family.
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.
LENTEN CONFESSIONS on Tuesday March 23, from 18h30 to 20h00. There will be a number of confessors available, this is in addition to confession from 16h00 to 17h00 on a Saturday.
Monday 22 March is a public holiday and Mass will be celebrated at 08h30.
Holy Thursday 1 April, the Institution of the Eucharist will be celebrated at 18h30. There will be no morning Mass, the reason being only one Mass to be celebrated.
R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)
To all those wishing to become Catholic or those Catholics wishing to bolster their faith:
The new R.C.I.A. course commences at 19h00 on Wednesday April 07, 2021, and will run until shortly before Easter 2022.
Please contact Fr. James during office hours on 031 564 7587.
THE YEAR OF THE EUCHARIST. In celebration of the Year of the Eucharist, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed in the church at Blessed Sacrament every Friday afternoon from 16h00 – 17h00 (with the exception of public holidays) until September 12, 2021.
PARISH 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.
BISHOPS’ LENTEN APPEAL. A second collection will be taken during Lent for the Bishops’ Lenten Appeal. Collection boxes are at the doors of the church, EFT’s can also be made into their account:- Lenten Appeal, FNB 250655, account no: 62046901981. Visit the website – www.lentappeal.org
SOCIETY OF SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL are looking for clothing for a 2 month old baby boy. If you can help please deliver to the parish office during office hours.
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.
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 pandemic, 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, and health, strength and courage to doctors, nurses and other health-care workers.
We ask this in your Holy name. Amen.