Sunday Bulletin - Fourth Sunday of Advent

4th SUNDAY OF ADVENT - YEAR B – 19/20 DECEMBER 2020

SUNDAY MASS AND CATHOLIC LINK:


YouTube Link: Will be shared on Sunday

Catholic Link: Download

MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS:


Saturday 19 Dec

BS 17h30 Birthday wishes Matthew Maroun.

Mike Haskell R.I.P.

Jacques and Sybil Couve R.I.P.


Sunday 20 Dec

SOTS 07h00 Patricia Peter R.I.P

BS 09h00 Special intention for Cruz and Maria.

Alex and Alec McAlery R.I.P.

BS 17h15 Mara Richardson (Metcalfe) R.I.P.


Monday 21 Dec

BS 17h30 Barry Roberts R.I.P.


Tuesday 22 Dec

BS 17h30 Special intention for Josiane Maujean.


Wednesday 23 Dec

BS 08h30 Veronica O’Carroll R.I.P.

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


Christmas Eve

Thursday 24 Dec

BS 17h30 Rose Orchard R.I.P.

Marie Snook R.I.P.

SOTS 19h00 Special intention for Rina Baratti.

Enrico and Michaele R.I.P.

BS 21h00 For the peoples intentions.


Christmas Day

Friday 25 Dec

SOTS 07h00 Special intentions for Kim and the Stein family.

SOTS 09h00 For deceased Oblates.

BS 09h00 Janet Hickey and Charles Savy R.I.P.

Ron and Maureen Addinall R.I.P.

Dennis White R.I.P.


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.


Engaged Encounter for all couples planning to marry contact Laureen Confait on dbnbookings@engagedencounter.co.za


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 500500 or durban@retrouvaille.co.za or www.helpourmarriage.com


Adoration Chapel: The Adoration chapel is closed until further notice.

NOTICES:


CHRISTMAS GREETINGS The Parish Clergy wish all Parishioners and families a joyous and Blessed Christmas.


PLEASE NOTE that the Eucharist will not be celebrated at 08h30 on the morning of Thursday, December 24


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.


BISHOPS’ ADVENT APPEAL A second collection will be collected at the doors of the church for the Bishops Advent Appeal. Your support will be greatly appreciated.


SOCIETY OF THE SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL is looking for a 2nd hand chest freezer or a fridge/freezer, if you able to help please contact the parish office during office hours.


THE PARISH OFFICEwill be closing from the 23rd December at midday and will re-open on Monday 4th January 2021.


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.


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, or Zapper.


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 spread of the corona virus, 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. We ask this in your Holy name. Amen

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