Bulletin 4th Sunday of Easter
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, 4.30pm-5.15pm, & anytime on request.
READINGS: 4th Sunday of Easter, Cycle A: p. 495 in the Daily Missal and p. 255 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: Thingo, daughter of Mnqobi and S’Thabisile Ndaba; William, son of Michael and Ansu Warmback and Naledi, daughter of Tsholofelo and Vanessa Mokoena, who were recently Baptized.
Congratulations to: Lehlohonolo Serepong and Maleribule Mabelane, who recently celebrated their Marriage at our Parish.
Monday, 1 May
9.00am: Mass (public holiday)
Tuesday, 2 May
10.00am: Rosary in the Church
Wednesday, 3 May
8.00am: Mass followed by Holy Hour with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, prayers and meditation
Friday, 5 May
5.00pm: Holy Hour with Evening Prayer at 5.30pm and Benediction at 5.55pm
6.00pm: Mass on first Friday of the month
Saturday, 6 May
8.30am: CWL meeting in the Emmaus Foyer
8.30am: SPRED in the Catechetics Centre
The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, 1 May (public holiday).
Parish Poverty Relief collection this weekend: The Parish Poverty Relief Project collection will take place this weekend 29/30 April. Please bring to Mass non-perishable foods or cash for the Holy Rosary Parish in Ivory Park. Thank you for your valued support.
New Catholic Church in Midrand: Catholic Church of St John Baptist Scalabrini is situated in Carlswald. Address: 155 Walton Av, Carlswald. Parish Priest is Fr Daniel Sehlapelo. Tel: 082-555-9752 or Email: email@example.com
Mass time: Sundays at 10.00am. Please contact Fr Daniel for further information.
Youth Weekend on 27 & 28 May 2023: The Catholic Bible Foundation of SA are inviting Grades 10s, 11s, 12s and young adults from our Parish to attend this inaugural meeting to be held on 27 & 28 May 2023 for youth in the Archdiocese. The weekend is structured that it appeals and speaks to daily realities of our youth. It will give the youth an opportunity to learn from experts and each other. Venue: St David’s Marist Inanda in Sandton. Theme: “To be or not to be is the question?” Topics: Bullying, Mental Wellness, Sexuality, Social media, Substance abuse. Fee: R150.00 for the 2 days. Contact: 081 411 3140 / firstname.lastname@example.org. Pre- registration & pre-payment is required.
Parish Hospitality Team: As we work towards our parish becoming a more welcoming church, we have a few initiatives we will be introducing. We are reminded of the Vision for our parish, United in Love and Diversity, in building the Kingdom of God, making God known and loved. We see hospitality as one of the key initiatives in continuing to help our church become a more welcoming place where we all feel at home. If you would like to join our hospitality team, please contact the Parish office and they will put you in touch with either Tom Miles or Leigh Ann Tonkin.
Church Banking Details
Account name: BRYANSTON CATHOLIC CHURCH
Bank: STANDARD BANK
Account no.: 02 339 042 5
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VOCATION REFLECTION: We pray for an increase in vocations to priesthood, the diaconate, and religious life. Invite someone you know to consider a life of leadership in the Church. (John 10:1-10)
PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS
You have given me the gift of life,
and the gift of your Holy Spirit.
For these incredible gifts, I thank you.
Help me to use them well.
Deepen within me a desire to do your will.
Help me to hear and answer your call to serve you.
Guide me to the vocation you have chosen for me,
as a loving spouse and parent in the Sacrament of Marriage,
as a single person living a life of generous service,
or through a special call to serve you in Religious Life or the Priesthood.
May your Holy Spirit keep me always close to your Son Jesus,
and help me to say yes to Him
with the gift of my life. We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.