5th 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: 5th Sunday of Easter, Cycle A: p. 516 in the Daily Missal and p. 259 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
Congratulations to: Luca PJ, son of Poulo and Jeni Kariyatty; Caesar, son of Allen and Yena Adams; Liam and Hannah, son and daughter of Cosmas and Mollify Mudondo, who were recently baptized.
CWL “Mother’s Day” raffle tickets on sale after all Masses this weekend 6/7 May and next weekend 13/14 May. Tickets are R20 each.
Mother’s Day Market after Masses next weekend 13/14 May in the Emmaus Centre. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Child Safeguarding training 6 & 13 May POSTPONED The scheduled training has been postponed and new dates will be communicated in due course. Thank you to those that have replied with their information and apologies for any inconvenience.
All are invited to the Consecration of the Church of Divine Mercy, Van Dalen Street South, Ruimsig, at 6.30pm on Friday 19th May, 2023. Archbishop Buti Tlhagale will consecrate the church. After the consecration, Fr Keith will become the priest in charge.
BCC Young Adults Spiritual Formation: Saturday, 13 May facilitated by Sr Jeanette. 9.00am: Rise Up Holy Hour at Bryanston Church. 10.00am: Tea, content & discussion at Brescia House School. Please bring a pen, paper & your Bible. Kindly RSVP using the following Link:
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.
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: Don’t let your hearts be troubled. The Lord shows the way, just ask him. (John 14:1-12)
PRAYER FOR EASTER
Good and gracious God,
we give you praise for the greatest sign of new life:
the resurrection of your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.
The sadness and despair of his death
has given way to the bright promise of immortality
for the Resurrection is our guarantee
that justice will triumph over treason,
light will overcome darkness
and love will conquer death.
We ask for your grace that we might live
the promise given to us,
that we might imitate the life of Jesus
in reaching out to the poor,
the marginalized and the least among us.
May we strive to make our country
a beacon of hope and justice in a world hungry for peace.
We make our prayer through Jesus Christ, our risen Lord.