Sunday Bulletin - Ascension of the Lord Year B

Ascension of the Lord YEAR B – 15/16 May 2021

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ASCENSION OF THE LORD- YEAR B – 15/16 May 2021


MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS:


Saturday 15 May

BS 17h30 Birthday wishes for Matteo Teixeira.

Sunday16 May

SOTS 07h00 Special intention for Shireen Catterall.

BS 09h00 Special intention for Maria and Cruz.

In thanksgiving Jermaine Chettair.

João and Conceicão Mendes R.I.P.

BS 17h15 Birthday wishes for Isabella Teixeira.

Gabriel da Lima R.I.P.


Monday 17 May

BS 17h30 Angelina Balanco R.I.P.

Dallas Sutton R.I.P.

Angie Cox R.I.P.


Tuesday 18 May

BS 17h30 Special intention for Jermaine Chettair.

For deceased Oblates.


Wednesday 19 May

BS 08h30 Henrique Sardinha R.I.P.

SOTS 17h30 Michael Power and Henry Howlett R.I.P.


Thursday 20 May

BS 08h30 Felicité Duke R.I.P.

Angela and Lorenzo R.I.P.


Friday 21 May

SOTS 09h00 Special intention for Kim.

Raffaele and Ermelinda R.I.P.

BS 17h30 Francisco P. da Silva R.I.P.


Marriages: An appointment with parish clergy 6 months prior to the marriage. Couples must be registered & active members of the Parish for at least 6 months.

Engaged Encounter : All couples planning to marry should contact the team on dbnbookings@engagedencounter.co.za or dbninfo@engagedencounter.co.za

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.

Retrouvaille is for marriages that are hurting. Contact Peter & Maire (in confidence) on 0828 500 500 or durban@retrouvaille.co.za or www.helpourmarriage.com

Adoration Chapel: Because of Covid restrictions the Adoration chapel is closed until further notice.

NOTICES:

REQUEST Pope Francis invites all Catholics to dedicate the month of May to a marathon prayer for the ending of the Covid 19 pandemic by the daily praying of the Rosary, either as individuals or in family groups or in prayer groups.


THE FEAST OF ST. EUGENE DE MAZENOD, the Founder of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, is celebrated on May 21. Please join in praying a novena for vocations to the religious life and the priesthood between May 21 and May 29, the Memorial of Bl. Joseph Gerard O.M.I.


THE YEAR OF 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.


SEAL OF THE LIVING GOD Given by God to Maria of the Divine Mercy, this seal will protect your home and loved ones. Hang it in your home and trust in Jesus. An example of this plaque can be viewed at the back of the church at Blessed Sacrament. Please contact the parish office to order one. Optional offer of R30.00 to cover expenses.


WHEELCHAIR The parish is looking for a wheelchair, if you can help please contact the office during office hours.


GUILD OF OUR LADY OF MERCY are desperately looking for a pram and baby clothes birth to 1 year. Please deliver to the parish office.


RETROUVAILLE If your Marriage and Family life is experiencing any difficulties – no matter how small – help is available. The next Retrouvaille program, in Durban, is scheduled to start on the weekend of 4/6 of June. All Covid 19 protocols will be strictly adhered to. For further details, please contact Peter and Maire on 0828 500 500 or 074 134 7335, or visit www.helpourmarriage.org. All correspondence is strictly confidential.


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.

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.

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