WEEKDAY MASSES: Mon-Thu at 8.00 am, Fri 7.40am and Saturday 8.00am
Weekday Public Holidays at 9.00am
Saturday 5.30pm and Sunday 7.30am, 10.00am. The 3.00pm Mass is closed for the holidays until Sunday 15 Jan 2023.
CONFESSIONS: Saturday: 8.30–9.00 am, 4.30 pm-5.15 pm (new time), and anytime on request
READINGS: 4th Sunday of Advent,
Cycle A: p. 86 in the Daily Missal and
p. 33 in the 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.
Saturday, 17 December
4.30pm – 5.15pm. Confessions (New time)
5.30pm. Mass (New time)
Tuesday, 20 December
10.00am. Penitential Service
No 10.00am. Rosary in the Church today.
Wednesday, 21 December
8.00am. Mass followed by Holy Hour with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. There will also be Confessions during the Holy Hour.
Saturday, 24 December
8.00am. Mass for Advent
5.30pm. Christmas Vigil Mass with the children of our parish. Come dressed as angels, shepherds, Mary, Joseph, Magi and bring a present for an underprivileged child.
9.30pm. Carol Service
10.00pm. ChristmasMass during the Night. (Midnight Mass will be at 10pm)
Sunday, 25 December
7.30am. Christmas Mass
10.00am. Christmas Mass
Please note: NO 3pm Mass
Monday, 26 December
9.00am. Communion Service
Tuesday, 27 December
9.00am. Communion Service
Parish Poverty Relief Project this weekend 17/18 December will be the last collection for this year. Please assist by bringing to Mass dry groceries. Cash donations also welcome.
3.00pm Sunday Masses will resume on Sunday, 15 January 2023.
Second Collection this weekend:
Gaudete (Advent/Christmas collection for the poor).
Radio Veritas will be visiting our parish this weekend 17/18 December at the Saturday 5.30pm, and Sunday 7.30am and 10.00am Masses.
Christmas Present Drive: let usshare the joy of Christ’s birth with underprivileged children all over Gauteng. The tags with ages are on the Christmas tree. Please attach the tag to your gift and place in the boxes in the Church Foyer, or Parish Office during office hours. Please no battery-operated toys and a new toy please, for the dignity of the child. Thank you to all who have contributed 448 gifts already by 7/12/2022.
Congratulations to: Motheo, son of Moroke and Kgomotso Mokhesi, who was recently been baptized.
St Vincent De Paul Wishes to extend their overwhelming gratitude for the wonderful, generous donations received towards the care pack Christmas drive. We were able to hand over 400 packs to children in Diepsloot this past weekend.
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.
General notice: kindly ensure to take care of your personal belongings and to please not leave them unattended whilst in Church.
Church Banking Details
BRYANSTON CATHOLIC CHURCH
Bank: STANDARD BANK
Account no.: 02 339 042 5
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Vocation Reflection: Stop asking for a sign and become one. Consider becoming a priest or religious.(Is7:10-14)
Prayer for ADVENT
Father in Heaven, our hearts desire the warmth of Your Love and our minds are searching for the Light of Your Word. Increase our longing for Christ our Saviour and give us the strength to grow in love, that the dawn of His coming may find us rejoicing in His presence and welcoming the Light of His Truth. Your eternal Word took flesh on our earth when the Virgin Mary placed her life at the service of Your plan. Lift our minds in watchful hope to hear the voice which announces His Glory and open our minds to receive the Spirit who prepares us for His coming. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen