5th 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: 5th Sunday of Lent, Cycle A: p. 296 in the Daily Missal and p. 113 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)
To avoid heavy congestion, we kindly urge parishioners to please turn LEFT into Sloane Street when leaving the Church after Sunday Masses. Your kind cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Tuesday, 28 March
10.00m: Rosary in the Church
6.30pm: Penitential Service: We begin with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, then we will have the Sacrament of Reconciliation using the Third Rite, and after a time of prayer, end with Benediction.
Wednesday, 29 March
8.00am: Mass followed by Holy Hour with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, prayers and meditation
Friday, 31 March
10.00am: Stations of the Cross
6.30pm: Stations of the Cross (led by CWL)
Saturday, 01 April
5.30pm: Mass (Palm Sunday)
Sunday, 02 April
7.30am: Mass (Palm Sunday)
10.00am: Mass (Palm Sunday)
12.00pm: Paschal Meal
3.00pm: Mass (Palm Sunday)
Ursuline Associates presentation at all Masses this weekend of 25/26 March hosted by Sr Jeanette.
Parish Poverty Relief collection this weekend: The Parish Poverty Relief Project collection will take place this weekend 25/26 March. Please bring to Mass non-perishable foods or cash. Thank you for your valued support.
Paschal Meal: Sunday 2 April 12.00noon to 3.00pm in the Emmaus Centre. Tickets R220.00 for adults, R110.00 for children up to 12 years old. Last chance to purchase your tickets after Masses this weekend, to finalise numbers for catering purposes.
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.
Tickets are R100 (a flat rate) available on Webticket under Durban Passion Play.
The Youth & Young Adults will be leading Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, 7 April, at 10.00am. All are welcome!
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
Easter Egg Appeal: Help 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 weekends Masses, or the Parish Office during office hours. Thanks to all who have contributed.
Church Banking Details
Account name: BRYANSTON CATHOLIC CHURCH
Bank: STANDARD BANK
Account no.: 02 339 042 5
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Untie him, and let him go free. It is a humbling privilege to shout those words in the name of Jesus. You, too, can offer freedom and life to those bound in death. Consider giving life through ministry as a priest, sister, or brother. (John 11:1-45)
PRAYER FOR LENT:
God our Father,
it’s so hard to love the world sometimes
and it seems impossible to love it the way Jesus does. Help us to be inspired by his love and guided by his example. Most of all, we want to accept that we can’t do it alone, and that trying is an arrogance of self-centeredness. We need you, Lord our God, to give us support on this journey.
Show us how to unlock our hearts so that we can be less selfish. Let us be less fearful of the pain and darkness that will be transformed by you into Easter joy. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.