Weekly Bulletin Week 24




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Saturday 12 Sept SOTS 09h00: Special intention for Gill Smith. BS 17h30  Kelly Dalgleiash R.I.P.

Sunday 13 Sept SOTS 07h00: Special intention for Gill Smith. Danny McKeen R.I.P. BS 09h00: Special intention for Cruz and Maria. 10th Wedding anniversary – Clinton and Crystal Julius. BS 17h15: For volunteers and benefactors of the parish.

Monday 14 Sept BS 17h30: Speedy recovery for Dorothy Hall. For deceased Oblates.

Tuesday 15 Sept SOTS 09h00: Father Derrick’s intentions. BS 17h30: Alex McAlery R.I.P.

Wednesday 16 Sept BS 08h30: CWL intentions. Special intention for Grant and Kyle Hodnett SOTS 17h30: Henry Howlett and Michael Power R.I.P.

Thursday 17 Sept BS 08h30: Speedy recovery for Dorothy Hall. Pat Hart R.I.P. SOTS 17h30: For missionaries working in difficult circumstances.

Friday 18 Sept SOTS 09h00: Special intention for Kim. For the curtailment of the Corona virus. BS 17h30: For all volunteers and benefactors of the parish. For the curtailment of the Corona virus.




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 hurting. Contact 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 Venio Masotti and Quinton Addison(husband of Laurel King) who passed away recently. 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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Give peace, O Lord, to those who wait for you, that your prophets be found true. Hear the prayers of your servant, and of your people Israel.

FIRST READING: Sirach 27:30-28:7.


RESPONSE: The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger and rich in mercy.

  1. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all within me, his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and never forget all his benefits. ℟

  2. It is the Lord who forgives all your sins, who heals every one of your ills, who redeems your life from the grave, who crowns you with mercy and compassion. ℟

  3. He will not always find fault; nor persist in his anger forever. He does not treat us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our faults. ℟

  4. For as the heavens are high above the earth, so strong his mercy for those who fear him. As far as the east is from the west, so far from us does he remove our transgressions. ℟

SECOND READING: Romans 14:7-9.

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION: Alleluia, alleluia! A new commandment I give to you, says the Lord, that you love one another, even as I have loved you. Alleluia.

GOSPEL: Matthew 18:21-35.

SPIRITUAL COMMUNION PRAYER: My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You in my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

COMMUNION ANTIPHON: How precious is your mercy, O God! The children of men seek shelter in the shadow of your wings.


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