Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity Year B – 29/30 May 2021
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TRINITY SUNDAY- YEAR B – 29/30 May 2021
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS:
Saturday 29 May
BS 17h30 Special intention for Barry and Karen Bloom.
Joe d’Silva R.I.P.
Martin Rosario R.I.P.
Sunday 30 May
SOTS 07h00 Special intention for Shireen Catterall.
In thanksgiving – Sthandiwe Duze.
Birthday wishes for Maria Celeste de Freitas.
BS 09h00 Special intention for Maria and Cruz,
and for the Appalsamy family and the Duval family.
Zibuyile and Khayelihle Jili R.I.P.
BS 17h15 In thanksgiving for prayers answered.
Bhekumuzi Jili and family R.I.P.
Monday 31 May
BS 17h30 Birthday wishes for Natalie Teixeira.
João and Conceicao Mendes R.I.P.
Tuesday 01 June
BS 17h30 Special intention for Jermaine Chettair.
For the souls of deceased Oblates.
Wednesday 02 June
BS 08h30 Nicola Borelli R.I.P.
SOTS 17h30 Michael Power and Henry Howlett R.I.P.
Thursday 03 June
BS 08h30 For the sick and suffering of the parish.
Birthday wishes for Zoe Talbot.
Friday 04 June
SOTS 09h00 Special intention for Kim.
BS 17h30 Leo and Kath Pistorius R.I.P.
Molly and Charles Tester R.I.P.
Irene Crosbie 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.
Scripture tells us that the love of money is the root of all evil, but to run homes and establishments it is an essential commodity.
The Church is no exception. Being aware of the effect that this Covid pandemic is having on us all, it is extremely difficult to mention financial matters, but nonetheless, it has to happen. The parish is nearing a financial crisis. The weekly collections for the year of 2020 were down by 72% compared with 2019. The same weekly collections this year, 2021, are down 61% on last year, 2020.
Last year there were two major expenses, namely the pipe organ, the cost of which was totally covered by very generous donations and nothing came out of parish funds, the refurbishing of the hall, only half of which was funded out of parish funds. Also to mention that the employees of the parish were not afforded bonuses last year. So this appeal is not to ask for anything extravagant, but to cover the basic running costs of the parish. We cannot even have fundraising events because of the Covid restrictions. Please help run the parish.
THANK YOU for the wheel chair which was donated to the parish.
NEW YOUTH CO-ORDINATOR
The current youth co-ordinator, who has headed the Youth office for the past three years, will be leaving the office at the end of December this year. The position will therefore be vacant and open to suitable applicants. A sound knowledge of the teachings of the Church, comfortable working relationship with Youth and good leadership skill are required.
Written applications, accompanied by a curriculum vitae, for this position, along with contact details, should be made to Fr. James Ralston O.M.I. (email@example.com) before 16h00 on June 14, 2021. The applicants will be contacted and interviews scheduled between June 15, 2021, and June 30, 2021, after which all the applicants will be contacted and the successful applicant appointed to take up the position on December 01, 2021.
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.
DAILY MASS AND BIBLE READING LINKS
• Todays Bible reading and reflection from the Vatican.
• Parish Banking Details
• Blessed Sacrament’s Sunday Mass will be shared on Sunday
• Online Mass Booking Form