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Bulletin – Thirty Firs Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C

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WEEKDAY MASSES: Mon-Thu at 8.00 am, Fri 7.40am and Saturday 8.00am

Weekday Public Holidays at 9.00am

WEEKEND MASSES:   

Mass Time Change: From the 1st Sunday of Advent (26th November, 2022), the Saturday evening Mass will begin at 5.30pm.

Saturday 6.00pm and Sunday 7.30am, 10.00am and 3.00pm (in Zulu/Sotho)

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

READINGS:  31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C: p. 1418 in the Daily Missal and

p. 991 in the Sunday Missal.

Congratulations to the following couples: Aston Partington and Tamsyn Lewyn-Briscoe; Marcel Smith and Janet Lambert; Mark Alexandrou and Nolene Morrison, who recently celebrated their Marriages at our Parish.

Congratulations to: Elle Rose and Frankie Jean, daughters of Grant and Tracy Rex, who were Baptised last week.

Liturgical Calendars & Bible Diaries for 2023, and votive candles to pray for our deceased loved ones are now available and on sale from the Repository.

Second Collection this weekend: Pontifical Mission Society

PARISH DIARY

Sunday, 30 October

10.00am. At Mass, the CWL will pray for our parish priest.

Tuesday, 1 November

8.00am Mass of the day. (Please note that All Saints is transferred to Sunday) 
10.00am.  Rosary in the Church. All welcome.

Wednesday, 2 November

8.00am. Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (All Souls). We will begin with a Blessing of the Garden of Remembrance and then we go into the church for Mass.

Friday, 4 November

5.00pm. Holy Hour with Evening Prayer at 5.30pm and Benediction at 5.55pm.

6.00pm. Mass on first Friday of the month

Saturday, 5 November

9.00am. SPRED in the CAT Centre.
9.00am. CWL monthly meeting in the Church Foyer.
10.00am. Young Adults Meeting in the Parish Centre.

Sunday, 6 November

7.30am. Mass –  Feast of All Saints

10.00am. Mass – Commemoration of the Faithful Departed. We remember all of our parish who passed away in the last 12 months and members of their families will light a candle to pray for the repose of their souls. All welcome.
3.00pm. Mass –  Feast of All Saints

Christmas Market this weekend 29/30 October. Saturday evening after Mass and after the Sunday 7.30am & 10.00am Masses. Please support our Caritas charities as they raise money for Christmas hampers for the poor.

The Parish Poverty Relief Project: collection takes place this weekend 29/30 October. Please can you assist this project by bringing to Mass, dry groceries. These will be handed over to the Holy Rosary Parish in Ivory Park. The groceries that we are collecting are: mealie meal, sugar, rice, soya mince, peanut butter, cooking oil, dry beans, tinned fish, baked beans, etc. If you forget to bring groceries – cash donations will also be welcome.

 

Bryanston Parish Ladies High Tea: 

The CWL will be hosting a High Tea at the parish hall on Saturday 12 November 2022 from 1.30pm to 5.00pm. Join us for an afternoon packed with fun, entertainment and delicious treats. The CWL ladies selling tickets after all Masses. 

 

November 12/13 World Day of Prayer of the Poor and Caritas Day:

Pope Francis calls us to be in relationship with all our brothers and sisters and attend Mass to participate in the World Day of Prayer of the Poor and bring gifts of non-perishable food for Christmas Hampers at the time of the Offertory during weekend masses. Tinned items such as sardines, beans, corned beef, vegetables, pilchards, meatballs, fruit. Mealie meal, sugar, peanut butter, rice, jam, Oros, cooking oil, jelly powder, toilet paper, Sunlight green soap, dishwashing liquid, tea, powdered milk, biscuits, face cloths, body soap.

 

Dignity for Girls Campaign: Please help provide sanitary pads for high school girls in Orange Farm. Donations can be dropped off at the parish office during the week or at the repository at weekend Masses, labelled “Helping Hands”. To make a financial donation, contact Cristina at: CristinaS@live.co.za for NPO banking details. Thank you!

 

Church Banking Details

Bank:      STANDARD BANK

Branch:FOURWAYS CROSSING

Code:     009953

Account name: BRYANSTON CATHOLIC CHURCH

Account no.: 02 339 042 5
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PIOUS LISTS: During the month of November, every Mass is celebrated for the repose of the souls of all on the pious lists.   You are invited to take a form, fill in the names of your deceased family and friends and return it with your offering to the Parish Office or place in the collection.

VOCATION REFLECTION:

Can I risk sharing the goodness God has given to me? Can I care for the needs of my brothers and sisters? Can I respond to God as a priest, brother, or sister?

(Luke 19:1-10)

PRAYER FOR SOUTHERN AFRICA:

Merciful Father,

send forth your Spirit upon us the people of Southern Africa. May we hear anew the voice of Jesus Christ, inviting us to walk with him across the turbulent waters of our time: “Courage, it is I. Do not be afraid.” By the grace of the Holy Spirit empower us to bring comfort to the restless, hope to those who despair, healing to victims of violence, and reconciliation where there is division. May the Holy Spirit heal our families and communities. Grant us ethical and courageous leaders who put the good of the people before their own interest. We ask for your grace to guide us to speak the truth with courage, to act justly in all we do, to share with those in need and always and everywhere to respect your gift of life as we strive to proclaim the values of the Kingdom, in solidarity with all people of goodwill. We ask this through Christ Our Lord.  

Amen.

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