Bulletin, 5th Sunday of Easter Cycle C
5th Sunday of Easter
WEEKDAY MASSES: Monday – Thursday and Saturday: 8am, Friday 7.40am
WEEKEND MASSES: 14th & 15th May 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: 5th Sunday of Easter, Cycle C: Page 520 Daily Missal and page. 841 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.
Sunday, 15th May
Catholic Women’s League will be selling tickets for their Mother’s day raffle at all Masses. The draw will be today after the 10.00am Mass.
Thursday 19th May
6.30pm SSVP meeting in the Parish Centre
Saturday 21st May
9-11.30am Retreat for Group 1 FIRST HOLY COMMUNICANTS in the Emmaus Centre
2-4pm Retreat for Group 2 FIRST HOLYI COMMUNICANTS in the Emmaus Centre
Flower arranging in church:
Anyone willing to assist with this ministry, kindly contact the parish office.
ALPHA PRAYER MINISTRY TEAM will be available after the 10am Mass on 29 May 2022.JUSTICE AND PEACE TALK ON 22 MAY 2022. Anne Baker, Deputy Director of the Catholic Institute of Education will talk about education in General, Catholic and state, including schooling opportunities for undocumented children with a view to how we as a parish could help. The talk will be held in the foyer of the hall and will finish in time for 10am Mass
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.
The next Adult Instruction course will be starting on Tuesday, 19 July 2022 and we will be engaging both in-person and using the Zoom online platform.
It is open to all over the age of 21 who want to be received into the Catholic Church and is officially known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). The course runs for ten months, and we meet once a week, almost every week, with a break over the Christmas holiday period. The course is designed to both educate you and help you as you grow in your faith journey, preparing you for the reception of the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Communion). If you are interested, please send e-mail to us at RCIA@bryanstoncatholic.co.za or call the Parish Office – 011 706 1314.Visit to Mother of Mercy Shrine, Magaliesberg: The Zim Community from the parish will lead a visit to the shrine on Pentecost Sunday, 5 June 2022, leaving the church at 7am and returning at 3pm. For further info phone Juliette 083 383 4130
Church Banking Details
Bank: STANDARD BANK
Account name: BRYANSTON CATHOLIC CHURCH
Account no.: 02 339 042 5
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VOCATION REFLECTION: The new commandment of love is required of everyone who follows the Risen Lord. How do you fulfill the command? (Jn 13:31-34
PRAYER FOR EASTER
Good and gracious God,
we give you praise for the greatest sign of new life:
the resurrection of your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.
The sadness and despair of his death
has given way to the bright promise of immortality
for the Resurrection is our guarantee
that justice will triumph over treason,
light will overcome darkness
and love will conquer death.
We ask for your grace that we might live
the promise given to us,
that we might imitate the life of Jesus
in reaching out to the poor,
the marginalized and the least among us.
May we strive to make our country
a beacon of hope and justice in a world hungry for peace. We make our prayer through Jesus Christ,
our risen Lord. Amen.