Sunday Bulletin - 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Cycle C February 12/13, 2022. Divine Office Week 1

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


Mass times and intentions: February 12 – 18, 2022.

Blessed Sacrament

Saturday 17h30

Kelly Dalgleish R.I.P.

Shirley, Brian and John RIP.

Gerald Mezher RIP.

Sunday 09h00

In thanksgiving – Raj Maistry.

Special intentions of Milan and Ziara Rafik,

and of Maria and Cruz.

Johonney Maistry R.I.P.

Thomas Mezher RIP.

Sunday 17h15

Tony de Freitas RIP.

Monday 17h30

Ss Cyril and Methodius

(James 1:1-11;

Psalm 119:67-68.71-72.75-76;

Mark 8:11-13)

Micheline Hudson RIP.

Avelino Balanco RIP

Tuesday 17h30

(James 1:12-18;

Psalm 94:12-15.18-19;

Mark 8:14-21)

Special intention of Jermaine Chettiar

Maria de Sousa RIP.

Wednesday 08h30

(James 1:19-27;

Psalm 15:2-5;

Mark 8:22-26)

CWL Ladies intentions.

Alec McAlery RIP.

Thursday 08h30

Seven Holy Founders

(James 2:1-9;

Psalm 34:2-7;

Mark 8:27-33)

Fr Derrick's 56th anniversary of vows as an OMI.

Rufino de Sousa RIP.

Friday 17h30

(James 2:14-24.26;

Psalm 112:1-6;

Mark 8:34 – 9:1)

For all volunteers and benefactors of the parish.

Star of the Sea

Sunday 07h00

Don MacNamus RIP

Wednesday 17h30

(James 1:19-27;

Psalm 15:2-5;

Mark 8:22-26)

Michael Power R.I.P.

Henry Howlett R.I.P.

Friday 09h00

(James 2:14-24.26;

Psalm 112:1-6;

Mark 8:34 – 9:1)

Special intention of Kim and a special intention.

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.

Mass Managers are needed at both the Star of the Sea and Blessed Sacrament communities, as well as Proclaimers of the Word and Sacristans for both communities for weekends and during the week. Please contact Fr. James if you are willing and able to commit to these valued ministries. Training will be provided.

Reservation for weekend Masses will no longer be required from next weekend, February 19/20, 2022. Recording of names at all Masses is no longer required, but the wearing of masks, sanitising of hands, social distancing and taking of temperatures remain.

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 ESSENTIAL.



• 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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