Sunday Bulletin - Second Sunday of Advent

2ND SUNDAY OF ADVENT - YEAR B – 5/6 DECEMBER 2020

SUNDAY MASS AND CATHOLIC LINK:


YouTube Link: Will be shared on Sunday

Catholic Link: Download

MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS:


Saturday 05 Dec

BS 17h30 For the souls in purgatory.

For deceased Oblates.


Sunday 06 Dec

SOTS 07h00 John Mawer R.I.P.

Sheila Hogan R.I.P.

BS 09h00 Special intention for Cruz and Maria.

For all volunteers and benefactors of the parish.

BS 17h15 Judy and Natalie Krouse R.I.P.


Monday 07 Dec

BS 17h30 Robyn Starke R.I.P.


Tuesday 08 Dec

BS 17h30 Special intention for Jermaine Chettair.


Wednesday 09 Dec

BS 08h30 For the sick of the parish.

For deceased Oblates.

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


Thursday 10 Dec

BS 08h30 Fr. Derrick’s 49th Anniversary to the Priesthood.

Dc. Mike’s 25th Anniversary to the Permanent Diaconate.

Mara Richardson (Metcalfe)R.I.P.


Friday 11 Dec

SOTS 09h00 Special intention for Kim.

BS 17h30 For missionaries working in difficult circumstances.

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) on0828 500 500 or durban@retrouvaille.co.za or www.helpourmarriage.com


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

NOTICES:


CONDOLENCES. to the family and friends of Dave Pistorius who passed away recently. May perpetual light shine upon him and may his soul rest in peace.


CONFESSIONS:

The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available after the 09h00 Mass at Star of the Sea on Friday December 11 and Friday December 18.

There will be a number of confessors available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation at Blessed Sacrament on Tuesday December 15 from 18h30 – 19h30.

Attention is also drawn to regular times for the Sacrament on Saturdays from 16h00 – 17h00, as well as by appointment.


Please make use of these occasions.


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.


FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION Below is the YouTube Link for the Celebration of the Patronal Feast on Tuesday 8 December at 11h00. If you click on the link it will take you directly to the Parish of St Joseph Website and you will be able to participate in the Mass online. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwcXWBUVXX3JYxdw1c42XNQ

CATECHISM 2021. We are looking for an enthusiastic Catechism teacher for our Grade 1 class next year. Even if you have no experience, we will train you. Please contact Deacon Mike 0823715547 if you are interested in this exciting and rewarding ministry.


MARRIAGE HELP Retrouvaille has helped tens of thousands of couples at all stages of disillusionment in their marriage. This program 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.

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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