4th Sunday of Lent, Cycle A
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: 4th Sunday of Lent, Cycle A: p. 270 in the Daily Missal and p. 106 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.
SECOND COLLECTION EVERY WEEKEND DURING LENT is for: The Bishop’s Lenten Appeal (Sacrificium)
Tuesday, 21 March
9.00am: Mass(public holiday)
10.00m: Rosary in the Church
Wednesday, 22 March
8.00am: Mass followed by Holy Hour with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, prayers and Meditation
Thursday, 23 March
10.00am: Penitential Service
Friday, 24 March
10.00am: Stations of the Cross
6.30pm: Stations of the Cross (led by Brescia House School)
Saturday, 25 March
8.00am: Mass (Ursulines Associates Commitment)
8.30am: SPRED in the Cat Centre
8.45am: Making of Palm Crosses in the Parish Centre
9.00am: RCIA Retreat in the Hall
Sunday, 26 March
5.00pm: Mass (Life Teen)
Please Note: The Parish Office will be closed on Monday 20 March and will re-open on Wednesday 22 March.
Making of Palm Crosses: please join us on Saturday 25 March from 8.45am to 12.00noon in the Parish Centre.
We will be making Palm Crosses in preparation for Palm Sunday. Tea & coffee will be provided, bring a snack,
a pair of scissors or gardening clippers.
Palms will be available.
Ursuline Associates presentation at all Masses next weekend of 25/26 March hosted by Sr Jeanette.
Parish Poverty Relief collection next weekend: The Parish Poverty Relief Project collection will take place next weekend 25/26 March. Please bring to Mass non- perishable foods or cash.
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.
Workshop: by the Department of Pastoral Care for Migrants and Refugees, on how to respond on the needs of migrants and refugees in your parishes and communities. Date: Sat 25 March at 8.30am at the Hall of the Cathedral of Christ the King. WhatApp or call: Sr. Marizete on 0835806730, Nazaire on 0614404676.
Paschal Meal 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.
The Durban Catholic Players Guild is hosting the Durban Passion Play in the Playhouse Drama Theatre in central Durban from the 6 -16 April 2023. The Play depicts the Passion of Christ from Palm Sunday to the Resurrection on Easter. Durban is the only city in the world, besides the original town of Oberammergau in Bavaria, Germany, that performs the Passion Play. Bishop Denis Hurley in 1952 became the first patron and was instrumental in paving the way to obtaining permission from the town of Oberammergau to stage Christ’s Passion as a performance. The proceeds of the Passion Play are donated to the Denis Hurley Centre, a charity that provides services to the homeless in the streets of Durban. Tickets are R100 (a flat rate) and are available on Webticket under Durban Passion Play.
Abortion Healing: ABORTION affects everyone. Emotional and spiritual wounds of past abortion(s) is a real thing. A RACHEL’S VINEYARD Weekend Retreat will offer you a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment for restoration and healing. Weekend of 19 – 21 May 2023. For more Info and to book, please call: 0785340386
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
Church Banking Details
Account name: BRYANSTON CATHOLIC CHURCH
Bank: STANDARD BANK
Account no.: 02 339 042 5
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VOCATION REFLECTION: Clear the mud from your eyes and see! The one who heals also calls us to follow. Live your life as a witness to God’s healing, saving touch. (John 9:1-14)
PRAYER FOR LENT:
Loving God, during the sacred season of Lent, bring us closer to you. Prepare a place in our parish and in our hearts for silence and solitude, so that we may rediscover the grace of a prayerful life. Help us to fast from those things that threaten the well-being of our bodies and souls; remind us of the grace of simplicity. Grant us generous hearts so that we can give to those in need and, in so doing, rediscover the grace of gratitude and generosity. May this season be a grace-filled time to rekindle a love for you. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.