17th Sunday in Ordinary Time 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, 4.30pm-5.15pm, & anytime on request.
READINGS: 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A: p. 1089 in the Daily Missal and p. 366 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: Fabrice Gabriel, Maurice Junior, Nicolas, and Olivia Marie Thérèse, sons and daughter of Olivier and Daly Sil Mabouang.
Sebastian and Maximilian, sons of Philip and Daniella Bouwer, who were recently Baptised.
Sunday, 30 July
5.00pm: Mass (Life Teen)
Tuesday, 1 August
10.00am: Rosary in the Church
Wednesday, 2 August
8.00am: Mass followed by Holy Hour with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, prayers and meditation.
Friday, 4 August
5.00pm: Holy Hour with Evening Prayer at 5.30pm and Benediction.
6.00pm: Mass on first Friday of the month
Caritas: Christmas in July Market 29 and 30 July this weekend after Masses. All cake sale profits go towards the BCC Caritas pensioners/children’s December food parcels. We are grateful to everyone who has cooked, baked, and provided cakes to help us raise funds. Thank you for your love and care. We are also very thankful to those who support the markets so generously.
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).
The Youth & Young Adults team will be selling coffee and boerewors next Sunday 6 August after the 10am Mass. Your support is greatly appreciated.
CWL Book Sale on Sunday 6 August in the Emmaus Hall, after 7.30am and 10.00am Mass.
Rediscover Your Marriage: Don’t be part of these statistics – 44% of South African marriages have ended in divorce and there has reportedly been a 20% surge in new divorce applications since lockdown.
The Retrouvaille program offers a chance to rediscover yourself, your spouse and a loving relationship in your marriage. Remember your marriage is the gospel you are preaching to your children. Please join us at our next program on 11 – 13 August. For more information visit our website: www.helpourmarriage.org or call us on 083 411 5695.
Grief Support Group: A 13-week program to assist people in dealing with the loss of a loved one, commences on Saturday 12 August at 10 am at St. John’s Catholic Church in Northriding. For more details contact Arianna on 071 138 8401.
The Catholic Archdiocese of Johannesburg Liturgy Department invites you to the annual celebration of the Solemnity of The Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary, all night vigil, on Friday, 18 August at the Cathedral of Christ The King.
Time: 6.00pm – 6.00am. Holy Mass celebrated by His Grace Archbishop Buti Tlhagale.
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Am I willing to sell everything I own and follow the Lord? What is precious to me? (Matthew 13:44-52)
Prayer for World Youth Day
Our Lady of the Visitation,
you who arose and went with haste into the hill country to meet Elizabeth,
lead us also to encounter all those who await us to deliver them the living Gospel: Jesus Christ, your Son and our Lord! We, too, will go in haste, without distraction or delay, but with readiness and joy. We will go with peace because those who bring Christ bring peace,
and well-being comes from being generous and loving in our deeds.
Our Lady of the visitation through your inspiration, this World Youth Day
will be a shared celebration of Christ, whom those present bring to others,
just as you did. Grant that this is a time of testimony and sharing, of fraternity and thanksgiving, for each of the pilgrims looking for opportunities to give to those who are waiting to receive.
With you we continue on this path of encounter so that our world will join us, too, in fraternity, justice and peace.
Help us, Our Lady of the Visitation,
to bring Christ to everyone, in obedience to the Father and in the love of the Holy Spirit! Amen