7th Sunday in Ordinary Time
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 and 3.00pm (in Zulu/Sotho)
CONFESSIONS: Saturday: 8.30–9.00am, 4.30 pm-5.15 pm, & anytime on request.
READINGS: 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A: p. 846 in the Daily Missal and p. 331 in the Sunday Missal.
MARRIAGES: 6 months’ notice is required and the marriage preparation course is available both in person or online. Couples must make an appointment to see Fr Keith.
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: Chris Salt and Kathy Caselli-Thomson who recently celebrated their Marriage at our Parish.
SECOND COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND is for: The Bishop’s Lenten Appeal (Sacrificium).
Tuesday, 21 February
10.00m: Rosary in the Church
Wednesday, 22 February
Ash Wednesday: A day of fasting and abstaining from meat.
MASS TIMES ARE:
6.30am, 8.00am, 10.00am, 6.30pm
Please note: No Holy Hour today.
Friday, 24 February
6.30pm: Stations of the Cross (led by Caritas)
Parish Poverty Relief collection next weekend: The Parish Poverty Relief Project collection will take place next weekend 25/26 February. Please bring to Mass non- perishable foods or cash for the Holy Rosary Parish in Ivory Park. Thank you for your valued support.
Catholics age 14 and older do not eat meat on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays during Lent.
On Ash Wednesday, Catholics age 18 to 59 also limit the amount of food they eat. Only one small meal, and two very small meals that together do not equal a full meal, are eaten. The best rule of thumb is to make sure your meals are smaller than what you would eat on a normal day – and to avoid snacks. Exemption is allowed for pregnant women and those who need regular meals for medical reasons.
Less than a week to signup for Retrouvaille! You can think about making changes in your marriage but without action nothing changes. Make the decision to make that first step today. The recipe for failure in a marriage is waiting for the other person to change. Now is the time to make some changes. For confidential information about or to register for the program beginning with a weekend on 24– 26February 2023: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0833397692 or visit the web site at www.helpourmarriage.org
Children’s Liturgy: looking for volunteers to join our children’s Liturgy Team. This takes place during the 10.00am Sunday Mass. Please contact Christa: 0833482017
Good News Club: looking for volunteers to start up club for 2 – 5 year olds, during 7.30am and 10.00am Sunday Masses. Please contact Véronique:0827725056
Caritas Valentine’s Day Market: our hearts are full of gratitude for the generous donations of time and support you all gave last weekend. Thank you for baking and making cakes, vetkoek, samosas and gifts and giving in abundance for the love of Jesus to our needy brothers and sisters. Thank you to the charity organisations that created stalls, faithful volunteers and cheerful willing staff. Love was in the air and good fun was enjoyed by everybody.
MARFAM will be visiting our Parish this weekend 18/19 February at the Saturday 5.30pm, and Sunday 7.30am and 10.00am Masses.
Church Banking Details
BRYANSTON CATHOLIC CHURCH
Bank: STANDARD BANK
Account no.: 02 339 042 5
Snapscan: Scan this QR Code to make your donation. Enter the amount you want to pay. Confirm payment with your 4-digit PIN.
The law of universal love in today’s scripture is a difficult but compelling call. Answer the call for today, and try again tomorrow, and every day, for the rest of your life. This is the path of joy and peace! (Matthew 5 :38-48)
PRAYER FOR SOUTHERN AFRICA:
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.