Weekly Bulletin

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C

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WEEKDAY MASSES: Mon-Thu 8.00am, Fri 7.40am. and 6.00 pm (First Friday’s only), Sat 8.00am.

WEEKEND MASSES:   

Saturday 6.00pm and Sunday 7.30am and 10.00am and 3.00pm.

Sotho/Zulu Mass every Sunday at 3pm.

CONFESSIONS: Saturday: 8.30–9.00 am, 5.00 pm-5.45 pm, anytime on request

Readings:  Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C: page 994 Daily Missal and page 920 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 to book.

CONGRATULATIONS to Chinelo, daughter of Kizito and Samantha Okechukwu, who was baptised last weekend.

PARISH DIARY

Friday, 2nd July

5.00pm Holy Hour with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Evening Prayer (Vespers)

6.00pm Mass

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, 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.Connect groups
These groups provide an opportunity to grow in your faith, form friendships and pray together.  Should you wish to join or know more about Connect Groups and how to register your interest, please send an email to bcconnectgroups@gmail.com or contact Premie Naidoo on 083-236 2403.

The Winter Living Theology – 3-day series will take place inJohannesburg: 2-4 August 2022 at Lumko Centre, Benoni.  This will be led by Fr Dan Horan OFM and the theme is  Searching for Meaning – The wisdom of Thomas Merton for our times.  For more details and to book, contact 011 482 4237 or wlt@jesuitinstitute.org.za.

Fr Horan will also lead a weekend retreat at the Origins Retreat Centre in the Cradle of Humankind (Johannesburg) from  5-7 August. The retreat will be titled The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton.  For more details and to book contact 0114824237  or r.pollitt@jesuitinstitute.org.za.

The Second Collection this weekend is for Peter’s Pence.  This collection provide s the Holy Father with the financial means to respond to those who are suffering as a result of war, oppression, and natural disasters.

Church Banking Details

Bank:      STANDARD BANK

Branch:FOURWAYS CROSSING

Code:     009953

Account name: BRYANSTON CATHOLIC CHURCH

Account no.: 02 339 042 5Snapscan: Scan this QR Code  to make your donation.  Enter the amount you want to pay.  Confirm payment with your 4-digit PIN.

VOCATION REFLECTION: Do you have the courage to say “I will follow wherever you go:?  Don’t look back, fix your eyes on Jesus.  He is is the way. (Luke 9:51-62)

PRAYER AGAINST CRIME LORD GOD, from the depths of our hearts, we pray that you will comfort, heal and bless all the victims of crime.  We pray too that you will protect all people from the evil of crime and violence.  We pray especially for the conversion of all criminals – remove all evil from their hearts and fill them with your goodness and love, that they may cease their evil works and that our city and our land may be freed from the scourge of crime and violence.  We pray also for the grace to purge ourselves of all violence in our own thoughts and actions, in our family life, in our friendships and in our relationships with others.  We make our prayer through Christ our Lord.  AMEN.

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