Bulletin, 4th SUNDAY IN LENT, Cycle C
Updated lockdown regulations for South Africa.
- Masks mandatory indoors
- The number of people allowed to gatherings has been unrestricted, to a max of 50% of venue capacity, provided attendees produce a valid vaccination certificate or neg Covid–19 test no older than 72 hours.
- Funerals limited to 200 people, no night vigils or post funeral gatherings
WEEKDAY MASSES: (No booking needed.) Mon – Thur 8.00am, Fri 7.40am, Sat 8.00am.
WEEKEND MASSES: No booking needed! Saturday 6.00pm and Sunday 7.30am and 10.00am. Sotho/Zulu Mass on 1st and 3rd Sundays only, at 3pm.
CONFESSIONS: Saturday: 8.30–9.00 am, 5.00 pm-5.45 pm, anytime on request
READINGS: 4th Sunday in Lent, Cycle C: Sunday Missal on p.818 and in the Daily Missal on p.276
Sunday, 27th March 2022
10.00am: Childrens liturgy in Hall
Tuesday, 29th March
10.00am: Rosary in the church. All welcome.
7.00pm: Adult instruction class online7.30 pm: Online Alpha course. Theme for this week:
Wednesday, 30th March
8.00am – Mass. After the Mass, we will have Holy Hour with prayers and meditations during the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.
Thursday, 31st March
7.00pm Alpha Youth Online via Zoom.
Friday, 1st April
7.40am: Mass in the church
10.00am: Stations of the Cross in the church
5.00pm: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with Benediction
6.00pm: Mass on First Friday
6.30pm: Stations of the Cross to be led by St Anne sodality
Saturday, 2nd April
8.30am–1.00pm. Morning of reflection for RCIA candidates in the hall.
9.00am–1.00pm GriefShare in the Catechetical Centre. For info call Trudy Kühl 083 242 6887.
2.00-4.00pm. Training for new Ministers of Holy Communion in the Catechetical Centre.
Sunday, 3rd April
After 7.30 & 10.00am Masses: Catholic Women’s League will hold a booksale in the hall.
9.00am: Gr4 class to lead Stations of the Cross in the Church.
3.00pm: Mass 5th Sunday of Lent (Zulu/Sotho)To join a Connect group: contact Premie Naidoo on 083 236 2403
Caritas are appealing for marshmallow Easter eggs for distribution to the underprivileged. These can be brought to the church or the Parish office.
Society of St Vincent de Paul is appealing for good and clean 2nd hand clothing. Bags can be left at the parish office/church clearly marked SSVP. Volunteers are also needed to assist with the sorting of jumble every Wednesday at 9.30 am in the hall.
Parish Poverty Relief Project collection takes place this weekend. Donations of non-perishable foods such as mealie meal, sugar, rice, soya mince, peanut butter, cooking oil, etc can be brought to the church for passing on to the Holy Rosary Parish in Ivory Park. Cash donations welcome.
6 April 19h00 to 20h00. Bryanston Youth & Young Adults invites all teenagers and young adults to a virtual prayer evening, to be held via Zoom. Starting with praise and worship, we will then pray for various intentions including mental health and global peace. Prayer leaders will provide info & a Bible reading on each prayer. No attendees will be asked to pray spontaneously unless they wish to do so. Use the QR code to RSVP by 5 April to receive an email with the Zoom link. More info: phone Elizabeth on 076 819 8044. Enquiry into potential cause of Beatification & canonization of Maria & Daniel Hyams: Starts with Mass at the Cathedral on 30 April at 9.30am. All welcome
Paschal Meal on 10 April, 12h30–15h00: You are invited to book for a party of 8, or take part in a table, and journey with Father Keith through a modern Christian re-enactment of The Last Supper Passover Meal. Tickets R130.00 for adults, R65.00 for children under 12 years old, will cover your meal. NB. Please bring your own wine and/or grape juice.
Synod on Synodality 2021-2023
Good news! If you are not able to attend a listening circle, you can still a participate by submitting a written submission online. Just go to the parish website www.bryanstoncatholic.co.za and click on the Synod icon. You will then be able to pick any of the 14 topics by clicking on relevant link, filling in the form and submitting your input anonymously online.
VOCATION REFLECTION: Like the father in the Gospel, God welcomes us home in spite of our sinfulness, and calls usto a life of holiness. Where are you at home? Are you being called to life as a priest or religious? (Luke 15:1-3, 11-32
PRAYER FOR LENT Loving God, during the sacred season of Lent, bring us closer to you. Prepare a place in our parish and in our hearts for silence and solitude, so that we may rediscover the grace of a prayerful life. Help us to fast from those things that threaten the well-being of our bodies and souls; remind us of the grace of simplicity . Grant us generous hearts so that we can give to those in need and, in so doing, rediscover the grace of gratitude and generosity. May this season be a grace filled time to rekindle a love for you. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen