Weekly Bulletin

The Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary 

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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: The Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary – Year A:
p. 1721 in the Daily Missal and p. 1051 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.

Second collection next weekend: Bible Sunday

PARISH DIARY

Tuesday, 22 August

10.00am: Rosary in the Church

Wednesday, 23 August

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

Saturday, 26 August 2023

8.30am: SPRED in the Catechetical Centre

Sunday, 27 August 2023

5.00pm: Mass (Life Teen)

Parish Poverty Relief collection next weekend: The Parish Poverty Relief Project collection will take place next weekend 26/27 August. Please bring to Mass non-perishable foods or cash for the Holy Rosary Parish in Ivory Park. Thank you for your valued support.

Congratulations to: Nathan and Amelia, son and daughter of Dean and Melissa Rider; Nala, daughter of Maredi and Refiloe Sethole; Lethabo, daughter of Nicholas and Sophie Mokgosi; and Tapiwa-Nashe, son of Lina and Nelson Mangwanya, who were recently baptised. 

Heritage Day – Unity in Diversity
Our Parish will be celebrating Heritage Day on 24 September 2023. Volunteers are needed for Scripture readings and bidding prayers in difference languages. Parishioners are requested to attend in their traditional attire. After 10.00am Mass there will be a Cultural Food Fair where food from different countries will be on sale. Join us for loads of entertainment and fun at the Church Hall. If you would like to participate during Heritage Masses, make a donation towards the food fair or be involved in the cultural activities, kindly see the CWL ladies after each Mass.

Are you being called to greater discipleship?

Catholic Women’s League

The main aim of our organization is to unite women in their service to God, the family, the Church, and our Country

Contact Ningi Khumalo on 0715129731 for more details.

Extra-ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Are you drawn to ministering to the sick and homebound or serving at Mass. Please contact Carol – Email carolt@bryanstoncatholic.co.za for more information.

Catechism

We are appealing for junior class catechism teachers for 2024. Please contact Veronique – Cell:0827725056

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The Thomas Aquinas Library in the Emmaus Centre is open on 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month from 08.30 am to 10.00am. There are books on various topics available. Come and browse.

Church Banking Details
Account name: BRYANSTON CATHOLIC CHURCHBank: STANDARD BANKAccount no.: 02 339 042 5 Branch:  FOURWAYS  Code: 009953
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VOCATION REFLECTION:My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples. As a church, let us pray for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life. (Isaiah 56: 6-7)
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SALVE REGINA Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy, hail our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee to we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn, then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
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