4th Sunday of Easter
WEEKDAY MASSES: Monday – Thursday and Saturday: 8am, Friday 7.40am
WEEKEND MASSES: 7/8th MaySaturday 6.00pm and Sunday 7.30am 10.00am and 5.00pm.
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 of Easter, Cycle C: Page 499 Daily Missal and page. 837 Sunday Missal.
MARRIAGES: 6 months’ notice is required and the marriage preparation course is available online. Couples must make an appointment to see Fr Keith to book.
BAPTISMS: Parents and Godparents are required to attend the online preparation before the Sacrament is administered. Please contact the Parish Office
The Rosary is prayed every day after the morning Mass. All are welcome and encouraged to participate.
Sunday, 8th May
Catholic Women’s League will be selling tickets for their Mother’s day raffle at all Masses. The draw will be after the 10.00am Mass on 15-5-2022.
5.00pm LifeTeen Mass in Emmaus Center
After Sunday morning Masses: We will hold a plant market – some from our parish garden and others donated.
Thursday 12th May
10.00am Healing Mass at San Sereno
Saturday 13th May
8.30am RCIA morning of reflection
9.30am Training for new Ministers of Holy Communion
Winter warmth appeal:
Thanks to all who contributed so generously to our appeal. Apart from numerous parcels of food, blankets and clothing, an amount of R11320 was collected. 2 bakkieloads were sent to KZN for the flood victims and other items were distributed between various other charities which are supported by Society of St Vincent De Paul, Parish Poverty Relief, Cathilic Women’s League, Helping Hands and God’s Garage.
Flower arranging in church:
Anyone willing to assist with this ministry, kindly contact the parish office.
The Catholic Women’s League:
CWL are appealing for assistance to serve tea at funerals. No need to be a member. Please phone Renilde, 073 308 1944 or Di 079 172 4176.
The Organ Recital: We are delighted to advise that our 2nd Organ Recital evening since 2019 (pre-Pandemic) will take place on Wednesday 18th May at 19h00 at the church with our very own organist Kyle Nel. The repertoire will include some Bach, Mendelssohn, Bruhns & Handel classical pieces. Our soloist, Peter Ekeuba, will be singing 3 beautiful pieces too. All proceeds (via a retiring collection) will be in aid of Caritas (including SSVP, God’s Garage, Helping Hands and the Parish Poverty Relief Fund). Please attend and pass on the notice to friends and family for a great evening.
Young Adults Bowling All young adults 18 – 35 are invited to our Bowling afternoon.
When: Sat 14 May, 2pm
Where: Xtreme Ten Pin Bowling, Midways Mall, 280 Corlett Drive, Bramley
What to bring: A pair of socks to play in. Cash or card to pay for your games & food & drink. It costs R35 per round. Stay & have fun for as many rounds as you like! We will make teams on the day. Use the QR code below to access the form to RSVP by 12 May: Contact Elizabeth 076 819 8044 for any queries.
Church Banking Details
Bank: STANDARD BANK
Account name: BRYANSTON CATHOLIC CHURCH
Account no.: 02 339 042 5
Snapscan: Scan this QR Code to make your donation. Enter the amount you want to pay. Confirm payment with your 4-digit PIN.
VOCATION REFLECTION Like the father in the Gospel, God welcomes us home in spite of our sinfulness, and call us to a life of holiness. Where are you at home? Are you being called to life as a priest or a religious? (Lk15:1-3, 11-32)
PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS
You have given me the gift of life,
and the gift of your Holy Spirit.
For these incredible gifts, I thank you.
Help me to use them well.
Deepen within me a desire to do your will.
Help me to hear and answer your call to serve you.
Guide me to the vocation you have chosen for me,
as a loving spouse and parent in the Sacrament of Marriage,
as a single person living a life of generous service,
or through a special call to serve you in Religious Life or the Priesthood.
May your Holy Spirit keep me always close to your Son Jesus,
and help me to say yes to Him
with the gift of my life.
We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen