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First Sunday of Lent
Readings for the First Sunday of Lent, Year A
Daily Missal page 197
Sunday Missal page 331

Mass times for the week
Monday 5 March 08h00 -
Tuesday 6 February 08h00 -
Wednesday 7 February 08h00 -
Thursday 8 March 08h00 -
Friday 9 March 07h40 -
Saturday 10 March 08h00
Sunday 11 March 07h30, 10h00 & 15h00 (Zulu/Sotho) -
Special intentions for the week
Prayer List For The Week
Duncan Todd, Collette McVeigh, Mary Sutton, Peter Smith, Denise de la Motte, Robert Mc Clean, Walter Aab, June Wentzel, Tony Ravenhill, Vivian Urban, and families in our Parish facing hardships and those undergoing surgery and cancer treatment.

Vocation Reflection
We do not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. Who will proclaim that word to us? Pray for an incrase of vocations to priesthood and religious life. (Matthew 4: 1-11).

LORD JESUS CHRIST, by your passion, death and resurrection you have set us free from sin and death. May your grace renew our hearts this Lent and help us turn from sin in our own lives. May we learn to appreciate more deeply the sacrifice you made for us. Accept our prayer, fasting and acts of charity as we seek to draw closer to you during this holy season. Strengthen the faith of your people so that we may be a sign of your love to all the world. AMEN.

Duty roster for the week
Ministers of the Eucharist Next Week
18h00 Saturday J Brook, M Fairon, T Niven & C Quested.
07h30 Sunday A Choi, N Proimos, L van Marcke & Dc A Choi.
10h00 Sunday G Foltan, T Kanyangarara, E Owelle, S Routier & Dc H Wiechers.
15h00 Sunday J Lesejane.
Home Visits K Barrett, A Choi, M Couto, D Munday, N Proimos, L van Marcke & B Winderley (w).
Clinic Visits 1) J & M Barbosa & 2) E Arokiam.

Readers And Commentators In Church Next Weekend
18h00 Saturday S & I Acquisto. Polycomp: M Brady.
07h30 Sunday C Teichler & C McLaughlin.
10h00 Sunday E & Z Kubheka. Polycomp: F Kenny.
15h00 Sunday J Manyoni.

Next Sunday
Children's Liturgy C Perrett.
CWL Tea Roster E Weideman, L S-Williams & A Blower.
Parish diary
Sunday 5 February
11h00 Tea with the CWL.

Tuesday 7 March
10h00 Rosary - all welcome.
10h00 Healing Mass at Summerfield Retirement Village.
19h00 Bible Study Course in the Catechetics Centre.

Wednesday 8 March
08h30 Holy Hour and reflections ending with Benediction.
08h30 Women of Grace meeting in the Parish Centre.
18h45 Youth Alpha in the Parish Centre. Theme: "Prayer."
19h00 Alpha in the Emmaus Hall. Theme: "How does God guide us?"

Thursday 9 March
19h00 Stations of the Cross - led by the Adult instruction class.

Saturday 11 March
09h00 Spred meeting in the Cat. Centre.
09h00 CATHOLIC WOMEN'S LEAGUE meeting in the Emmaus Hall.

Upcoming Events
11 March
A Young Adults Night Vigil will be held in the Emmaus Hall on Saturday,11 March, starting after the 6.00 pm. Mass. An invitation is extended to any parishioners between the ages of 21-35 years who may be interested in attending. For more details, please contact Tarisai on 078 804 5275.

January 2019
World Youth Day 2019 Panama: Now is the time to act! The Archdiocese of Johannesburg through the Bryanston Parish WYD2019 Leadership Team extends a warm invitation to all young adults who wish to join the exciting pilgrimage to Panama in January 2019. Please fill in your details (and parents details) on the sign-up board in the Church foyer. For any queries, contact Aurora on 078 4867111 or We are hoping to start fundraising for the pilgrims soon.

7 March
BIBLE STUDY BEGINS! Come on Tue 7 March at 7.00 pm to the Catechetics Centre for an "Introduction to the Bible". All welcome. Bring your bibles (any translation) with you. For queries please contact Eve on 011-886 5709.

Notices for the Week
Parents and Godparents are required to attend pre-baptism talks before the Sacrament is administered. Please contact the Parish Office to book attendance. CONGRATULATIONS to Leano Ntholeng, son of Mpho & Fiona Ntholeng and Ava Richardson, daughter of Roy & Nienke Richardson, who were Baptised last weekend. Welcome to the Christian family.

6 months' notice is required and the pre-marriage course is compulsory. Couples must make an appointment to see Fr Keith before attending the course. Please note that due to the irreverence and lack of respect shown by wedding photographers and some guests, photography is not permitted during liturgies in the church.

The REPOSITORY (off the Church foyer) is open after the weekend Masses. We have a new selection of works by Fr Henri Nouwen and other good Catholic books to read during Lent. Rosaries, gifts and various other religious items also available.

Our Flower Music and Art Festival was a wonderful success with many participating in the Ecumenical Service. A big thank you to Pam Fletcher, her organizing teams, for those involved in flower arrangements, music performances, art exhibition and the various teams providing refreshments. Thank you to all the faith communities who participated so wonderfully in our festival.

Parish Directory
The Pastoral Council would like to encourage Parishioners to support one another via our website. We invite all who wish to advertise their services on our site to email a brief description of the service offered and contact details. An annual fee of R500 will be charged for this facility and will be donated to St Vincent De Paul Society.