Sunday Bulletin - Palm Sunday Cycle C

Cycle C April 9/10, 2022. Divine Office Week II

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 09/15, 2022.

Blessed Sacrament

Saturday 17h30

For the repose of the souls of Eric Bradshaw,

Dorothy Burnhill and Shirley, Brian and John.

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 Ishara Ramphal.

Sunday 17h15

Eric Bradshaw RIP.

Maria and Antonio RIP.

Monday 17h30

(Isaiah 42:1-7. Psalm 27:1-3,13-14,John 12:1-11.)

Fransico P. da Silva RIP.

Manual da Lima and Judith da Silva RIP.

Tuesday 17h30

(Isaiah 49:1-6 Psalm 71:1-6,15,17. John13:21-33,36-38.)

Giani and Maria RIP.

José and Anna da Silva RIP.

Wednesday 08h30

(Isaiah 50:4-9. Psalm 69: 8-10,21-22,31,33-34. Matthew 26:14-25.)

Alice Santos RIP.

Holy Thursday 18h30

(Exodus 12: 1-8,11-14. Psalm 116: 12-13,15-18. 1Corinthians 11:23-26. John 13:1-5.)

Dalia Simoes RIP.

Chris Ndlela RIP.

Good Friday:

(Isaiah 52:13-53:12. Psalm 31:2,6,12-3,15-17,25. Heb. 4:14-16,5:7-9. John 18:1-19,42.)

14h00 The Passion of the Lord.

16h30 The Passion of the Lord.

Star of the Sea

Sunday 07h00

Dennis Peters RIP.

Wednesday 17h30

(Isaiah 50:4-9. Psalm 69: 8-10,21-22,31,33-34. Matthew 26:14-25.)

Michael Power R.I.P.

Henry Howlett R.I.P.

Holy Thursday 18h30

(Exodus 12: 1-8,11-14. Psalm 116: 12-13,15-18. 1Corinthians 11:23-26. John 13:1-5.)

João and Conceicão Mendes RIP.

Good Friday:

(Isaiah 52:13-53:12. Psalm 31:2,6,12-3,15-17,25. Heb. 4:14-16,5:7-9. John 18:1-19,42.)

15h00 The Passion of the Lord.

Information & Notices.

Mass will NOT be celebrated on Holy Thursday morning at 08h30. Mass will be celebrated at 18h30. The parish office will close at midday and re-open on Tuesday 19, at 08h00.

Please ensure that you take home a schedule of the Easter Masses and services. This was also published on Growing Faith on Monday 3 April.

Fr. James expresses his deep and sincere gratitude for the overwhelming affection, support and generosity shown on the occasion of his recent birthday and anniversary of priestly ordination. May the Lord bless you abundantly.

The new R.C.I.A. programme will commence at 19h00 on Wednesday May 11, 2022, at Blessed Sacrament. This year-long programme is of anyone wishing to become a Catholic, or as a Catholic wish to enhance the knowledge of your faith.

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.

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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