Weekly Bulletin Week 23

MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS

Saturday – 5 September

SOTS09h00For the sick of the parish.BS17h30Healing for Tiago da Silva. 44th Wedding anniversary for Louis and Lidia.

Sunday – 6 September

SOTS07h00John Mawer R.I.P.BS09h00Special intention for Cruz and Maria. Ian Jackson R.I.P.      BS17h15For deceased Oblates

Monday – 7 September

SOTS07h00Dan and Anne Daly R.I.P. Angelina Balanco R.I.P.

Tuesday – 8 September

SOTS09h00For volunteers and benefactors of the parish.BS17:30Louis de Sousa R.I.P. Joao Pereira R.I.P. Barry Roberts R.I.P.

Wednesday – 9 September

BS08h30Jeanette Hickey R.I.PSOTS17h30Henry Howlett and Michael Power R.I.P.

Thursday – 10 September

BS08h30For deceased OblatesSOTS17h30For missionaries working in difficult circumstances

Friday – 11 September

SOTS09h00Special intention for Kim. For the curtailment of the Corona virus.BS17h30For all volunteers and benefactors of the parish. For the curtailment of the Corona virus.

NOTICES:

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: For marriages that are hurtingContact Peter & Maire (in confidence) on 082 8500 500 or durban@retrouvaille.co.za or www.helpourmarriage.com

ADORATION CHAPEL: The Adoration chapel is closed until further notice.

CONDOLENCES to the family and friends of Giulio Cocciante, Vivian Keswell, Joy van Graan, Derek van Rensburg, Walter Peters, Peter MacKenzie, Luigi Buccimazza, Chris Ndlela, Agnes Hickey and Shirley Ferreira who passed away. May their souls rest in peace.

SOUTHERN CROSS will be publishing a monthly magazine in the future. The cost is R30.00, if you would like to order one please phone the parish office by Thursday 10th September, one must place an order to be able to receive the magazine.

MASS RESERVATIONS can be made online at www.growingfaith.co.za or by phoning the parish office during office hours only. Please take note bookings for Weekend Masses will have a cut off time at Midday on Friday.

RCIA Candidates will be received into the Church after the Chrism Mass is celebrated later this month. We will keep you informed.

CATECHISM CLASSES Classes will proceed under current conditions until further notice.

PARISH COLLECTION Collection boxes are at the back of the church, or an EFT can be done to 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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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON: You are just, O Lord, and your judgement is right; treat your servant in accord with your merciful love.

FIRST READING: Ezekiel 33:7-9. 

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Psalm 95.

RESPONSE:

O that today you would listen to his voice! Harden not your hearts.

  1. Come, let us ring out our joy to the Lord; hail the rock who saves us. Let us come into his presence, giving thanks; let us hail him with a song of praise. ℟

  2. O come; let us bow and bend low. Let us kneel before the God who made us, for he is our God and we the people who belong to his pasture, the flock that is led by his hand. ℟

  3. O that today you would listen to his voice! ‘Harden not your hearts as at Meribah, as on that day at Massah in the desert when your forebears put me to the test; when they tried me, though they saw my work’. ℟

SECOND READING: Romans 13:8-10.

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION: Alleluia, alleluia! God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. Alleluia.

GOSPEL: Matthew 18:15-20.

COMMUNION ANTIPHON: Like the deer that yearns for running streams, so my soul is yearning for you, my God; my soul is thirsting for God, the living God.

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