PENTECOST YEAR B – 22/23 May 2021
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PENTECOST - YEAR B – 22/23 May 2021
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS:
Saturday 22 May
BS 17h30 Concettina and Maria R.I.P.
Sunday 23 May
SOTS 07h00 Special intention for Shireen Catterall.
In thanksgiving - Jane Maidens.
BS 09h00 Special intention for Maria and Cruz
and for Appalsamy family.
Dallas Sutton R.I.P.
Ana and João da Silva R.I.P.
BS 17h15 Birthday wishes for Alexandre Teixeira.
Monday 24 May
BS 17h30 Fernanda Chadinha R.I.P.
Tuesday 25 May
BS 17h30 Special intention for Jermaine Chettair.
Birthday wishes for Raquel Silva Lima
Maria Fernanda Chadinha R.I.P.
Wednesday 26 May
BS 08h30 Judy and Natalie Krouse R.I.P.
Manuel da Lima and Judith Silva R.I.P.
SOTS 17h30 Michael Power and Henry Howlett R.I.P.
Claude Rivalland R.I.P.
Thursday 27 May
BS 08h30 For all volunteers and benefactors of the parish.
Friday 28 May
SOTS 09h00 Special intention for Kim.
BS 17h30 Silvio Coppola 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.
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.
Adoration Chapel: Because of Covid restrictions the Adoration chapel is closed until further notice.
BOOKING FOR WEEKEND MASSES. With the rise of Covid -19 cases and the possibility of a third wave, safety protocols need to be reinforced in the parishes of the Archdiocese of Durban. It seems to have become essential that reservations are made for attending weekend Masses as the numbers remain limited to 80 people at Star of the Sea and 100 people at Blessed Sacrament. Please cooperate in keeping our Parish Family and visitors safe. Dispensation from the Cardinal remains in place that one may attend a weekday Mass instead of the Sunday Mass.
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 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.
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.