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1st Sunday of Advent
Daily Missal page 28
Sunday Missal page 21

Mass times for the week
Monday 4 December 08h00 -
Tuesday 5 December 08h00 -
Wednesday 6 December 08h00 -
Thursday 7 December 08h00 -
Friday 8 December 09h00 -
Saturday 9 December 08h00
Sunday 10 December 07h30, 10h00 & 15h00 (Zulu/Sotho) -
Special intentions for the week
Prayer List For The Week
Rod Findley, Duncan Todd, Betty Loughrey, June Wentzel, Julia Tomsett and families in our Parish facing hardships and those undergoing surgery and cancer treatment.

Vocation Reflection
At the beginning of Advent, watch and wait; be attentive to the ways in which God comes into your life. Be willing to be surprised.
(Mark 13:33-37).

Lord God, in this holy season of Advent, your Church joyfully awaits the coming of our Saviour who enlightens our hearts and dispels the darkness of ignorance and sin. We ask your blessing as we light the candles on our wreath. May their light reflect the splendour of Jesus Christ living among us, so that we may be a sign of his presence in the world, and an assurance of his salvation for all. We ask this through the same Jesus, who is Lord forever and ever. AMEN.

Duty roster for the week
Ministers of the Eucharist Next Week
18h00 Saturday D Brady, A Choi, T Patuel & M Santana.
07h30 Sunday M & P Henning and & P van den Bergh.
10h00 Sunday K Barrett, T Chikane, M Dale & E Mujajati.
15h00 Sunday J Manyoni.
Home Visits C Armstrong, J Badry Awat, A Choi (w), C Cremen, M & P Henning, I Jansen (w), N Proimos & J van Heerden (w).
Clinic Visits 1) K & P van den Bergh & 2) E Arokiam.

Readers And Commentators In Church Next Weekend
18h00 Saturday A Brady & ASingh. Polycomp: B Gillis.
07h30 Sunday C McLauaghlin & K Barrett.
10h00 Sunday J Dean & D Dewing. Polycomp: G Crouse.
15h00 Sunday C Mokoena.

Next Sunday
Flowers In The Church -
Children's Liturgy R & S Conybeare.
CWL Tea Roster P Sithole, D Behrendt & T Niven.
Parish diary
Sunday 3 December
08h30 Coffee with the WYD pilgrims
11h00 Tea with the CWL.

Monday 4 December
14h00 Prayer Group in the Catechetical Centre. All welcome.
18h00 Prayer Group in the Catechetical Centre. All welcome.

Tuesday 5 December
10h00 Rosary- all welcome.
19h00 Bible Study Course in the Catechetics Centre.

Wednesday 6 December
08h30 Holy Hour and reflections ending with Benediction.
10h30 Northern Deanery meeting in the Emmaus Hall.
19h00 Brescia House Carol service.

Thursday 7 December
18h30 St Vincent de Paul meeting in the Parish Centre.

Saturday 9 December
08h30 Baptism Talks in the Catechetics Centre.
11h00 Griefshare meeting in the Parish Centre.

Upcoming Events
9 December
GriefShare is holding a session on Surviving the Holidays on 9 December. It will offer guidelines on how to cope with the loss of your loved one during this difficult time. The booklet for this session is R40. All welcome. For more info, contact Leanne 082 4575740 or Henny 072 3791394.
May 2018
Five gospels record the life of Jesus. Four you will find in books and the one you will find in the land they call Holy. Read the fifth gospel and the world of the four will open to you." - St. Jerome (347-420 A.D.) Pilgrimage to the Holy Land - May 2018 To get updates and a monthly newsletter, please email Tony Sturges on

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 Steven Bennett, son of Thomas & Nanicha Bennett, Christiaan Chikomwe, son of Julius & Prudence Chikomwe and Favour Ikeghagu, daughter of Ferdinand & Joy Ikeghagu, 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.

Prepare for Christmas by receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The evening Penitential Service will be on: Tuesday 12 December 2017 at 7.00pm.

There will be a second collection for Gaudete during the season of Advent commencing next weekend.

Due to the S.A. Post Office not working properly, we were unable to import the Little Blue Books for Advent 2017. The ebook can be purchased online for Kindle, Nook Apple and Android devices at

Mercy House are appealing for Christmas gifts for young men and women. Also, to consider sponsoring a booklist or fees for a young orphan, or to provide a school bag. Contact Diane at 072 437 4009 or email

Help make the birth of Jesus special for a needy child. Please take a tag from the Christmas Tree, buy a gift, wrap and tag it, and place it in the box in the foyer of the church. Reminder to avoid battery operated gifts, toy guns, etc. Thank you.

The Gospel Diaries for the parishioners, who attended the Senior Parishioners Christmas Lunch, have arrived and can be collected from the Parish Office.

SAN SALVADOR CHRISTMAS PUDDINGS will be on sale after all Masses this weekend. Large R140 and small R70.

There will be a Novena for the leadership and people of South Africa leading up to and during the ANC electoral conference, from 11-19 December, after the rosary every morning in the chapel at 9.30 am. and on Sunday straight after the 7.30 am. Mass. If you are unable to join us in the Church, contact Les on 072 2608622 for a copy of the Novena.

Help our church glorify God through the beauty of flowers. We are appealling for volunteers to join the roster for arranging the flowers in the Church. Please contact the Parish Office during the week.

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.