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Holy Family, Year B Daily Missal - page 126
Sunday Missal - page 454

Mass times for the week
Monday 1 January 09h00 -
Tuesday 2 January 08h00 -
Wednesday 3 January 08h00 -
Thursday 4 January 08h00 -
Friday 5 January 07h40, 18h00 -
FIRST FRIDAY 5 January: Every First Friday in the Parish we have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from after the 8 am Mass until 6 pm. This is an ideal opportunity to "watch with Him for one hour". Kindly place your name on the list in the Church foyer if you are able to make commitment to a specific time during the day.
Saturday 6 January 08h00
Sunday 7 January 07h30, 10h00 & 15h00 (Zulu/Sotho) -
Special intentions for the week
Prayer List For The Week
Annabel Allen, Rod Findley, Duncan Todd, Shawn Napier, Betty Loughrey, Pierre Kedzierski, Julia Tomsett, Denise Campbell-Young, and families in our Parish facing hardships and undergoing surgery and cancer treatment.

Vocation Reflection
Yours may not be THE Holy Family, but you are still a holy family. Share an expression of gratitude for the gift of your family today. Pray for wholeness and holiness for all members of the family of God. (Col 3:12-21).

LOVING AND MERCIFUL God, we pray for the many needs of families: for abundant love, for forgiveness and reconciliation, for a living faith to face the challenges of each day. Jesus, you were born into a human family and became our brother. You know well what families need to nourish both children and parents in long-lasting bonds of love and respect. Help all families to turn to you as their source of life. May your Spirit encourage husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters. Give us all the eyes to appreciate one another and to be grateful for the gift of families. We ask this through Christ our Lord. AMEN.

Duty roster for the week
Ministers of the Eucharist Next Week
18h00 Saturday D Brady, J Brook, T Niven, & I Teixeira.
07h30 Sunday G Foltan, L Sangweni-Siddo, K & P van den Bergh.
10h00 Sunday S Grealy, R Hawkins, D & D Poultney.
15h00 Sunday No Mass
Home Visits A Choi (w), G Foltan, M & P Henning, I Jansen (w), L Sangweni-Siddo, C Tsumbu, J van Heerden (w) & L Warinda.
Clinic Visits 1) K & P van Bergh & 2) E Arokiam.

Readers And Commentators In Church Next Weekend
18h00 Saturday R Hill & C Balson. Polycomp: M Brady.
07h30 Sunday M Alho & P Lewis.
10h00 Sunday D Dewing & M Lamusse. Polycomp: G Crouse.
15h00 Sunday -

Next Sunday
Flowers In The Church C Quested.
Children's Liturgy C Perrett.
CWL Tea Roster R Walton, J Charlesworth & L Amaro.
Parish diary
Sunday 31 December
11h00 Tea with the CWL.

Wednesday 3 January
08h30 Holy Hour and reflections ending with Benediction.

Friday 5 January
08h00 After the 7.40am. Mass: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament all day for the First Friday.
17h00 Holy Hour with reflections, Evening Prayer and Benediction.
18h00 Mass: Weekday of Christmas.

Saturday 9 January
08h30 St Vincent de Paul Jumble Sale in the Emmaus Hall.

Upcoming Events
January 1: The Christian New Year
The Christian New Year is celebrated on January 1, one week after the celebration of the birth of Jesus. January 1 has also been given several different names that reveal something of the nature of the feast.

First of all, the Christian New Year is within the Octave of Christmas (i.e. eight days after the birth of Jesus). Before the liturgical renewal of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) the Christian New Year was called the Feast of the Circumcision of Jesus or the Naming of Jesus (the Holy Name of Jesus). After the Second Vatican Council, January 1 was established as the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of the Lord, and it has also been designated as the World Day of Prayer for Peace.

We can ask ourselves if the New Year's Feast has accumulated so many different meanings that people no longer pay attention to it, and if the atmosphere of revelry attached to New Year's Eve hardly leaves anyone with the desire to consider New Year's Day as a religious feast? Let us consider the Christian New Year as a time to try to find unity and meaning in the various traditions now associated with this feast.
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.

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.

Southern Cross
The Southern Cross regrets that it has had to implement a price increase of 50 cents from the 7th January 2018 because of the much higher expenditure on production and distribution. The new price will be R8.50 per copy.

Visit our new Facebook page on to get updates on the latest events happening in our parish. In Facebook, just search for 'Bryanston Catholic Church' to find the page.

Thank you to all who so generously brought gifts for underprivileged children. Presents were taken to Diepsloot, the Winterveldt, missions on the West Rand, and in Soweto and brought joyous smiles to young children.

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.