Sunday Bulletin - 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Cycle C February 05/06, 2022. Divine Office Week

Parish of the Blessed Sacrament

Blessed Sacrament Church,

2 Newport Avenue, Virginia.

Star of the Sea Church,

13 Park Drive, uMhlanga Rocks.

Phone:031 564 7587



Office hours: Monday - Friday: 08h00 - 16h00


Parish Clergy:

Parish priest: Fr. James Ralston O.M.I.

Assistant: Fr. Derrick Butt O.M.I.

Deacons: Dc. Mike O’Neill

Dc. Noel Pistorius (retired)

Mass times:

Blessed Sacrament:

Monday, Tuesday & Friday - 17h30

Wednesday & Thursday - 08h30

Saturday - 17h30

Sunday - 09h00 & 17h15

Public holidays - 08h30

Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday - 16h00 - 17h00 or by appointment

Star of the Sea:

Wednesday - 17h30

Friday - 09h00

Sunday - 07h00

Sacrament of Reconciliation: First Friday of the month after Mass or by appointment


Entrance Antiphon:

O come, let us worship God,

and bow low before the God who made us,

for he is the Lord our God.

First Reading: Isaiah 6:1-2a,3-8.

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 138:1-3,4-5,7c-8.

Response: In the presence of the angels I praise you.

1. I thank you Lord with all my heart;

You have heard the words of my mouth.

In the presence of the angels I praise you.

I bow down towards your holy temple. R/

2. I give thanks to your name

for your merciful love and your faithfulness.

You have exalted your name and your promise over all.

On the day I called, you answered me;

you increased the strength of my soul. R/

3. All earth’s kings shall thank you, O Lord,

when they hear the words of your mouth.

They shall sing of the ways of the Lord,

“How great is the glory of the Lord!” R/

4. With your right hand you save me;

the Lord will accomplish this for me.

O Lord, your merciful love is eternal;

discard not the work of your hands. R/

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia, alleluia.

Follow me says the Lord,

and I will make you fishers of men.


Gospel: Luke 5:1-11

Communion Antiphon:

Let them thank the Lord for his mercy,

his wonders for the children of men;

for he satisfies the thirsty soul,

and the hungry he fills with good things.

Mass times and intentions: February 05 – 11, 2022.

Blessed Sacrament

Saturday 17h30

Tony de Freitas R.I.P.

Sunday 09h00

Special intentions of Raj and Jessie Maistry,

and of Maria and Cruz and of Karin Adams.

Johonney Maistry R.I.P.

E.B. Rafik R.I.P.

Sheldon Adams R.I.P.

Thomas Mezher R.I.P.

Sunday 17h15

For deceased Oblates

Monday 17h30 (1 Kings 8: 1-7,9-13; Psalm132: 6-10; Mark 6:53-56)

Judith and Natalie Krouse RIP.

Tuesday 17h30 (1 Kings 8:22-23,27-30; Psalm 84:3-5,10-11; Mark 7:1-13)

St. Jerome Emiliani

St. Josephine Bakhita

Special intention of Jermaine Chettair

For the souls in purgatory.

Wednesday 08h30 (1 Kings 10:1-10; Psalm 37: 5-6,30-31,39-40; Mark 7:14-23)

Ian Jackson R.I.P.

Thursday 08h30 (1 Kings 11:4-13; Psalm 106:3-4, 35-37,40; Mark7:24-30)

St. Scholastica

Micheline Hudson R.I.P.

Friday 17h30 (1 Kings 11:29-32,12:19; Psalm 81:10-15; Mark 7:31-37)

Our Lady of Lourdes

Micheline Hudson R.I.P.

Star of the Sea

Sunday 07h00

Joe D’Silva R.I.P.

Matthew and Dora Abrey R.I.P.

Martin Rosario R.I.P.

Wednesday 17h30 (1 Kings 10:1-10; Psalm 37: 5-6,30-31,39-40; Mark 7:14-23)

Michael Power R.I.P.

Henry Howlett R.I.P.

Friday 09h00 (1 Kings 11:29-32,12:19; Psalm 81:10-15; Mark 7:31-37)

Special intention of Kim

Synod prayer

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. Amen.

Information & Notices.

Condolences to the family and friends of Olive Cloke who died recently. May God have mercy on her and may her soul rest in peace.

Congratulations to Jessica Kalil, Matthew Clement and Michael Seaborne who were confirmed this past Friday by Archbishop Mandla Jwara C.M.M.. May the Holy Spirit be your constant guide and inspiration.

Emmanuel Cathedral, the Mother church of our Archdiocese is in need of repairs and maintenance. This is owing to the age of the building (built between 1902 & 1903) and damage caused by vandals and thieves. The Administrator of the Cathedral is requesting on annual donation of R2,500.00 from 400 people within the Archdiocese. For those who are able to assist, please send an email to Fr. Sabelo Mkhize, or Banking details are: Archdiocese of Durban -Our Cathedral Eyethu, Nedbank; Savings, account no: 9022431209, branch code 198765.

Mass stipends: For decades the Faithful have requested having Masses celebrated for various needs of themselves or for their loved ones. Parishioners are encouraged to continue this practice. The Mass stipend of R40.00 per Mass traditionally goes towards the daily sustenance of the priests.

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.

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 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.

Retrouvaille is for marriages that are hurting. To register, please contact Peter and Maire on 0828 500 500 or 074 134 7335 or send an email to

Adoration Chapel at the Blessed Sacrament is open, other than Mass times, from Monday to Friday 08h00 – 16h00. Compliance with Covid protocols is ESSTENTIAL.



• Online Daily Mass (Daily TV Mass, Bryanston Catholic Church).

• 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

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