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Bulletin Ascension of the Lord, Cycle A

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Ascension of the Lord 

Cycle A

 

WEEKDAY MASSES: Mon-Thu at 8.00 am, Fri 7.40am and Saturday 8.00am 

Weekday Public Holidays at 9.00am

WEEKEND MASSES:   

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: Ascension of the Lord, Cycle A: Mass during the day: p. 558 in the Daily Missal and p. 268 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 Joe.

 

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: Quinn, daughter of Taryn van Meygaarden; Nqobizitha, daughter of Xolani and and Nomsa Khoza; and Jason and Joshua, sons of Gregory and Jenna Lee Sinnett, who were recently baptized. 

 

Second Collection next weekend: 

Our gift to Fr Keith for his farewell

PARISH DIARY

 

Tuesday, 23 May

10.00am: Rosary in the Church

 

Wednesday, 24 May

8.00am: Mass followed by Holy Hour with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, prayers and meditation

 

Annual blanket appeal: Will be taking place during May. A second collection will be taken up this weekend 20/21 May for our blanket appeal. Good used, or new blankets can be deposited into the boxes in the Church Foyer after Masses or at the parish office during office hours.

 

Farewell for Fr Keith & Welcome to Fr Joe on Sunday 28 May: refreshments will be served in the Emmaus Centre after 10.00am Mass. All welcome

 

Parish Poverty Relief collection next weekend: The Parish Poverty Relief Project collection will take place next weekend 27/28 May. Please bring to Mass non-perishable foods or cash for the Holy Rosary Parish in Ivory Park. Thank you for your valued support.

 

Catechism teachers needed: for Grade 0 to Grade 6 classes. If you are interested in joining this very special Ministry, please contact Véronique on 082 772 5056


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.

 

First Saturday of the month Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary: You are all invited to join us in the Church for our first Saturday devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary which will take place every first Saturday of the month, starting at 8.30am (after 8.00am Mass). Please take a brochure from the Church Foyer which has more details about this Rosary.

 

Saint Vincent de Paul Bryanston Conference: Grateful thanks to parishioners for their support and donations. S18a Tax certificates for donations are being processed. We are transitioning our banking from Nedbank to Standard Bank. Please can donors update debit order details accordingly. Account details: Bank: Standard Bank Account Name: SSVP Bryanston Account Number: 0609 185 94

Branch Code :051 001

We can supply the official Standard Bank “Confirmation of Bank account” letter on request. Please email tinty@telkomsa.net with any queries. We would appreciate your emails and contact numbers to update our records.


Church Banking Details

Account name: 

BRYANSTON CATHOLIC CHURCH

Bank:   STANDARD BANK

Account no.: 02 339 042 5         

Branch:  FOURWAYS 

Code:   009953 

 

VOCATION REFLECTION:

Realizing that all we have comes to us from the Father of Jesus – this is the first step in the journey through death to Resurrection. Dare to walk the walk. (John 17:1-11)

 

 

PRAYER ON THE ASCENSION OF OUR LORD:

God, our heavenly Father,
you have glorified Christ our Saviour
with his resurrection from the dead
and ascension into heaven,
where he sits at your right hand.
May we be inspired to spread the Gospel message in word and deed, 
according to your will for us. 
May we do so joyfully, with your help, your guidance, and your grace.
Help us to seek what is above,
and give us possession of your everlasting kingdom.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever.  Amen

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