Sunday Bulletin - 5th Week of Lent Cycle C

Cycle C April 2/3, 2022. Divine Office Week I

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

Star of the Sea:

Wednesday - 17h30

Friday - 09h00

Sunday - 07h00

Sacrament of Reconciliation:

Blessed Sacrament: Saturday - 16h00 - 17h00 or by appointment

Star of the Sea: First Friday of the month after Mass or by appointment


Mass times and intentions April 01/08, 2022.

Blessed Sacrament

Saturday 17h30

A special intention.

Olive Butt RIP.

Sunday 09h00

In thanksgiving – Rani Appalsamy.

Special intention of Maria and Cruz.

For the repose of the souls of Johonney Maistry,

Manuel Farinha, E.B. Rafik, Chris Ndlela and

Dallas Sutton.

Sunday 17h15

John Grimbeek RIP.

Monday 17h30

(Daniel 13:1-9,15-17,19-30,33-62; Psalm 23:1-6; John 8:12-20.)

Special intention of Mary-Ann Koenig.

Tuesday 17h30

(Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm 102:1-2,15-20; John 8:21-30.)

Special intention of Father James and Jermaine Chettiar.

Wednesday 08h30

(Daniel 3:14-20,24-25,28; Psalm Daniel 3:29-34; John 8:31-42.)

In thanksgiving – Tonia Jackson.

Thursday 08h30

(Genesis 17:3-9; Psalm 105:4-9; John 8: 51-59.)

In thanksgiving to St. Joseph.


(Jeremiah 20:10-13; Psalm 18:1-6; John 10:31-42.)


Oblate Provincial’s intentions.


For deceased Oblates.

Star of the Sea

Sunday 07h00

Mirrelle Peters R.I.P.

Vocations to the priesthood and religious life.

Wednesday 17h30

(Daniel 3:14-20,24-25,28; Psalm Daniel 3:29-34; John 8:31-42.)

Michael Power R.I.P.

Henry Howlett R.I.P.

Friday 09h00

(Jeremiah 20:10-13; Psalm 18:1-6; John 10:31-42.)

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.

A reminder that the dispensation from our Sunday obligation granted by our former Archbishop during the Covid-19 lockdown has been rescinded, and the Sunday obligation, and that of Holy Days, has resumed.

A Mass will be celebrated at Blessed Sacrament at 17h30 on Tuesday, April 05, 2022, by

Fr. James Ralston O.M.I. in thanksgiving for 25 years of Priesthood and 70 years of life. All are welcome to attend and join in the celebration.

The Guild of Our Lady of Mercy are appealing for wool, any donations will be greatly appreciated.

The CWL will be selling Easter hamper raffle tickets after all Masses at R20 each. The funds go towards the CWL charities. The draw will take place on Sunday, 10 April after the 17h15 Mass at Blessed Sacrament.

Palm Sunday is approaching. If you are able to assist with good condition, cut, palm branches, please bring them to Blessed Sacrament in the morning of Wednesday April 06.

During Lent a second collection will be taken at all weekend Masses for the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Lenten Appeal. EFT’s can be made into their account: Lenten Appeal, FNB 250655, account no 62046901981.

The teens of Lifeteen have chosen to give to the poor throughout this Lenten season. Their appeal is for clothing for men at the Denis Hurley Centre; T-shirts & shorts for boys ages 4 - 16 years; canned pilchards and/or baked beans; cat and dog food. Collections boxes are at the back of the church at Blessed Sacrament. Your support is greatly appreciated.

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 221426. 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 on 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 email

Adoration Chapel at the Blessed Sacrament is open, other than Mass times, from Monday

to Friday 08h00 – 16h00. Compliance with Covid protocols is ESSENTIAL.



• Todays Bible reading and reflection from the Vatican.

• Parish Banking Details

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