Christmas Gifts! It is time again for us to support needy children through purchasing a Christmas gift. The tags with ages are on the Christmas tree outside the foyer of the Church. Your generosity will be appreciated. Please stick the tag onto your gift and return it to the boxes in the foyer. The past few years have truly reflected our Parish’s heart-felt support and we trust this year will be the same. REMINDER – no battery operated toys and a new toy please! Contact Chelsea 072 509 2306 or Anthea 079 691 2553

Pensioners and Children Support Group (PACS) and are hosting a Pop-up shop, selling second-hand clothes, 28th& 29th November at the German Country Club, 131 Holkam Road, Paulshof. The aim is to provide 1000 families with hampers this Christmas. Items of second hand clothing, rice, spaghetti, sugar, oil, tea, coffee creamer, soup, tins: pilchards, veg, tomatoes, peaches, jelly, biscuits, jam, custard, Oros, dishwashing liquid, dishtowel, face cloth & soap. Donations can be dropped off at the Parish Office.

This week on our website the spotlight is on:

  • Christmas Carols on 11 December
  • The Pensioners and Children Support group
  • Christmas tree project
  • Caritas
  • Woza Sidle Project
  • Church Safety Guidelines

Church Banking Details

Bank: STANDARD BANK

Branch: FOURWAYS CROSSING Code: 009953

Account name: BRYANSTON CATHOLIC CHURCH

Account no.: 02 339 042 5

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PRAYER to live the Gospel

Loving Father,

Open our hearts to hidden realities: your love for all people, your presence in the community, your call to justice and peace. May the sacraments stir in us that same love for those with whom we worship and all members of our human family.

Christ Jesus,

Help us to imitate your example: healing the sick, welcoming the stranger, assisting the poor and vulnerable. May the sacraments remind us of your love and self-giving, which we strive to imitate.

Holy Spirit,

Make visible to our eyes what is invisible: your call to your people, your summons to live our faith daily as witnesses of justice and peace. May the sacraments move us to engage in love-inspired action that transforms us and the world.

Amen

Feast of Christ the King, A

WEEKDAY MASSES:

Monday  to Thursday 8.00 am.

Friday 7.40 am. & Saturday 8.00 am.

WEEKEND MASSES:

Saturday: 6.00 pm and Sunday 7.30 am,  10.00 am and 3.00 pm (Sotho/Zulu)

Mass live streamed daily during the week, and at 7.30 & 10am on Sundays

CONFESSIONS: Saturday:  8.30–9.00 am, 5.00 pm-5.45 pm and on request.

READINGS: for the Feast of Christ the King: Daily Missal page 1484; Sunday Missal page 430

BAPTISMS:  Parents and Godparents are required to attend the online preparation before the Sacrament is administered.  Please contact the Parish Office.

MARRIAGES:  6 months’ notice is required and the marriage preparation course is available online. Couples must make an appointment to see Fr Keith to book. It is customary not to have weddings during Lent.

EMHC NEXT WEEKEND: 6.00pm: I Jongwe, J & A Stark 7.30am: E Saether, C Tsumbu & A Woxholt 10.00am: Sr Jeanette, L Van Marcke & Y Wafer Visits: R Conybeare/E Saether/T Sturges, C Tsumbu & A Woxholt Weekday visits:D Behrendt, K De Villiers, C Quested & L Van Marcke PROCLAIMERS NEXT WEEKEND: 6.00pm: T Sturges & A Singh 7.30am: C Gonzo & J Mosetlhi 10.00am: R Nyagane & C Perrett People’s responses:S Monsengo 3.00pm: A Leluma

VOCATION REFLECTION: The King is bone of our bone and flesh of our flesh. The King is the servant-leader, who let go of his life for our sake. Who will follow the example of David, the example of Jesus, and renounce worldly power for the power of the children of God? (2 Samuel 5:1-3)

CONGRATULATIONS: to Madison, daughter of Melina and Kaylin de Kock, and Tshiamo, son of Nonhlanhla and Orapeleng Lebethe, who were baptized last weekend.


We are looking for volunteers to assist with the operation of the polycomp at the Sunday 10.00am Mass. Please contact the parish office.

The St Thomas Aquinas Library will be open again from this weekend. The library is open on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month; from 8h30 to 9h45. We have a lot of new books, you are invited to come have a look. All Covid19 safety protocols will be in place.

Dates to diarise

If you are interested in assisting the camera team with the recording of Masses, please contact the parish office. There will be a training session on 5thDecember.