Sunday Bulletin - Third Sunday of Advent

3rd SUNDAY OF ADVENT - YEAR B – 12/13 DECEMBER 2020

SUNDAY MASS AND CATHOLIC LINK:


YouTube Link: Will be shared on Sunday

Catholic Link: Download

MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS:


Saturday 12 Dec

BS 17h30 45th Wedding anniversary–Doreen and Mike O’Neill.


Sunday 13 Dec

SOTS 07h00 In thanksgiving for prayers answered - Jennifer and Tony Maistry.

BS 09h00 Special intention for Cruz and Maria.

80th Birthday wishes – Felicity Knight.

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

For deceased Oblates.


Monday 14 Dec

BS 17h30 Alex McAlery R.I.P.


Tuesday 15 Dec

BS 17h30 Fernando Barreiro R.I.P.

Maria Balanco R.I.P.

Giuliana Pieri R.I.P.


Wednesday 16 Dec

BS 08h30 Marie Snook R.I.P.

For deceased Oblates.

SOTS 09h00 For volunteers and benefactors of the parish.

Michael Power and Henry Howlett R.I.P.


Thursday 17 Dec

BS 08h30 For missionaries working in difficult circumstances.

For the sick of the parish.


Friday 18 Dec

SOTS 09h00 Special intention for Kim.

50th Wedding anniversary – Noel and Anne McLeod.

BS 17h30 For the souls in purgatory.


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:


CONFESSIONS:

The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available after the 09h00 Mass at Star of the Sea on 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.


NAZARETH HOUSEoffers accommodation for Frail Care, Palliative Care, Assisted Care and Independent Living. For enquiries contact: Francesca Joseph on (031) 261 2207


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.


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.


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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