2nd Sunday of Lent
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: 2nd Sunday of Lent, Cycle A: p. 220 in the Daily Missal and p. 96 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: Gregory Konopka and Naazia Hassan who recently celebrated their Marriage at our Parish.
SECOND COLLECTION EVERY WEEKEND DURING LENT is for: The Bishop’s Lenten Appeal (Sacrificium)
Tuesday, 7 March
10.00m: Rosary in the Church
Wednesday, 8 March
8.00am: Mass followed by Holy Hour with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, prayers and Meditation
Friday, 10 March
10.00am: Stations of the Cross
6.30pm: Stations of the Cross (led by RCIA)
Saturday, 11 March
9.00am: CWL meeting in the Foyer of the Emmaus Centre
9.30am: Confessions for Grade 4’s Catechism classes in the Church
10.00am: Meeting for parents of First Holy Communion candidates in the Emmaus Centre
Presentation of the Confirmation Candidates this weekend of 4/5 March at 5.30pm, 7.30am & 10.00am Masses
Easter Egg Appeal: Help to spread the good news of the Resurrection of Jesus the Christ by donating marshmallow Easter eggs to destitute children. The charity organisations of Caritas will distribute the eggs on your behalf with a message of hope in each box. Please drop off Easter eggs into the collection boxes in the foyer of the Church at the weekends Masses, or at the Parish Office during office hours. Thank you for your valued support.
Bible Studies: A weekly online study of the Gospel of Mark. Tuesday evenings (from 28 February) from 7.00pm – 8.00pm. To register, please email Fr David Neuhaus SJ: firstname.lastname@example.org
Children’s Liturgy: looking for volunteers to join our children’s Liturgy Team during the 10.00am Sunday Mass. 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
Vocations Workshop 2023: are you considering a vocation to the priesthood or Religious life? The Archdiocese of Johannesburg invites you to monthly vocations workshops every last Sunday of the month at the Cathedral of Christ the King from 9.00am to 2.00pm. For more information, please contact Fr Michael Seheri on: (010) 443-6725/4092 Cell/WhatsApp: 076 889 3105 or
Paschal Meal Sunday: will be on Sunday 2 April from 12.00noon to 3.00pm in the Emmaus Centre. You are invited to make up a party of 10, or take part in a table, and journey with Father Keith through a modern Christian re-enactment of The Last Supper Passover Meal. Come and gain insights into the mysteries of why St John the Baptiser called Jesus the Lamb of God. Tickets R220.00 for adults, R110.00 for children up to 12years old, will cover your meal. Please bring your own wine and/or grape juice. Tickets available after Mass on weekends and from the Parish Office during the week.
Church Banking Details
BRYANSTON CATHOLIC CHURCH
Bank: STANDARD BANK
Account no.: 02 339 042 5
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VOCATION REFLECTION: The Lord called Abraham to be the progenitor of the mighty nation of God’s people. This kind of spiritual parenthood is a fulfilling calling. Encourage those you know who have the gifts to be holy, healthy, celibate lovers of God’s people. (Genesis 12:1-4)
PRAYER FOR LENT
God, heavenly Father,
look upon us and hear our prayers
during this holy Season of Lent.
By the good works You inspire,
help us to be renewed in spirit.
Without You we can do nothing.
By Your Spirit help us to know what is right and to be eager in doing Your will.
Keep us from sin, and help us live by Your commandment of love.
God of love, bring us back to You.
Send Your Spirit to make us strong in faith and active in good works.
Open our hearts to Your love,
and prepare us for the coming feast of the Resurrection of Jesus.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.