Weekly Bulletin

Bulletin 2022 11 20 – Christ the King, Cycle C

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WEEKDAY MASSES: Communion Services from Monday7th to Friday 11th November.

Saturday 8.00am Mass.

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:  Solemnity of Christ the King,

p. 1488 in the Daily Missal and p. 1003 in the Sunday Missal.

Congratulations to: Unamandla, daughter of Nqobani and Sibonokuhle Mnkandla; Mila, daughter of Kaylin and Melina De Kock; Matteo, son of Shaun and Natalie Sullivan and Ava, daughter of Victor and Sindy Keys, who have been recently baptized.  

Advent Candles: CWL will be selling Advent Candles after all weekend Masses.

SPRED 2022 Thanksgiving Mass: will be held at 10.00am on 26 November at Rivonia Parish.

PARISH DIARY

Tuesday, 22 November

10.00am.  Rosary in the Church.

Wednesday, 23 November

8.00am. Mass followed by Holy Hour with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, prayers and meditation.

Thursday, 24 November

6.30pm. PPC Meeting in the Parish Centre.

Saturday, 26 November

11.00am. Marian Meeting in the Hall.

2.00pm. KGF Meeting in the Emmaus Centre Foyer.

4.00pm. Safeguarding Training (Training 1) in the Parish Centre.

5.30pm. Holy Mass (New time)

Sunday, 27 November

11.45am. Safeguarding Training (Training 1) in the Parish Centre.

The Parish Poverty Relief Project 

Collection takes place next weekend 26/27th November. Kindly assist this project by bringing to Mass, dry groceries. Cash donations also welcome. 

Bryanston-Rosebank Young Adults Christmas Games Night:

We’re joining forces for a fun end-of-year social on 26 November 2022, 19:00 at Rosebank Catholic Church Community Centre. Bring snacks or cooldrink to share and the festive spirit. RSVP using link accessed via QR code below:

Child Safeguarding: Team Training will be held in the Parish Centre as follows:

Training 1: weekend of 26/27 November

Saturday, 26th: 4.00pm. – 5.00pm.

Sunday, 27th: 11.45am. – 12.45pm.

Audience: Clergy, Catechism teachers, Youth facilitators, altar server trainers, SPRED

Training 2: weekend of 3/4 December

Saturday, 3rd: 4.00pm. – 5.00pm.

Sunday, 4th: 11.45am. – 12.45pm.

Audience: any of the above that could not make session 1, heads of sodalities/groups within the parish, interested parishioners.

Thanksgiving Mass of the Canonization of St. Artemide Zatti & St. John Baptist Scalabrini will take place on 3 Dec at 9.30am at the Cathedral of Christ the King.

Annual Christmas Present Drive: It is that time again to share the joy of Christ’s birth with underprivileged children all over Gauteng. The tags with ages will be on the Christmas tree for the next few weeks. Your generosity will be appreciated. Please stick the tag onto your gift and return it to the boxes in the foyer. The past few years have truly reflected our Parish’s heart-felt support and we trust this year will be the same. 

Please no battery-operated toys and a new toy please, for the dignity of the child.

SSVP Christmas Care Pack Appeal:

Please could you assist our appeal for our St Vincent de Paul children in Diepsloot with the following items in a Zip lock bag or R100 cash donation:
– Toothbrush – Toothpaste – Facecloth
– Bar of soap – Please label your donation “SSVP Christmas” and drop them at the Parish office during office hours or with an SSVP member at Mass.

The Catholic Womens League would like to express their gratitude for the support they received for their Ladies High Tea. Thank you to all the ladies involved.

Christmas Carols: Friday 2 December 2022 on the roof of the Bryanston Catholic Church Car Park (weather permitting). Pack a picnic and join in on a sing-a-long. All welcome. Please bring along your Christmas presents with the Christmas tree tags.

Church Banking Details

Account name:

BRYANSTON CATHOLIC CHURCH

Bank:      STANDARD BANK

Account no.: 02 339 042 5

Branch:  FOURWAYS 

Code:     009953

Snapscan: Scan this QR Code to make your donation.  Enter the amount you want to pay.  Confirm payment with your 4-digit PIN.

Christmas puddings on sale this weekend in the Repository, in aid of San Salvador Home – Home for intellectually disabled women. Please support this worthy cause.

PIOUS LISTS: During the month of November, every Mass is celebrated for the repose of the souls of all on the pious lists.  

VOCATION REFLECTION: 

The King is bone of our bone and flesh of our flesh. The King is the servant-leader, who let go of His life for our sake. Who will follow the example of David, the example of Jesus, and renounce worldly power for the power of the children of God? (2 Sam 5:1-3)

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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