Assumption Catholic Church

Community Road, Florianville, Kimberley | 053 871 1008

VOLUME 2 ISSUE 16

20/21 APRIL 2024

SACRED PULSE

Nurturing Souls, Illuminating Hearts

Mass Times

Ordinary Saturday Mass

18:00

 

Ordinary Sunday Mass

08:30

Welcome to Holy Mass

Fourth sunday of easter

by Mary M. McGlone

The story of Peter and his companions, who were arrested for healing a cripple, serves as a prelude to the Gospel of the good shepherd. Peter’s actions are seen as interiorising Jesus’ way of being, demonstrating that he did not claim glory or power for himself but all he did was done in the name of Jesus. This contrasts with those who work for pay rather than love of the sheep, who are not necessarily bad but are not much good when evil strikes and divides the flock.

The key to understanding the good shepherd is that they know the sheep and their shepherd. This intimate, interior knowledge mirrors Jesus’ relationship with God the Father, which exists more purposely, consciously, and lovingly than unborn children live in their mothers’ wombs. The First Letter of John describes this relationship by calling us children of God, explaining that we are born by God’s own decision.

Peter’s actions are not about magic words or power, but rather living in Christ and Christ in him. He has known the earthly Jesus and the risen Christ, making a choice to live in Christ. This new and humbling state allows him to say, “I live, no longer I, but Christ in me” (Galatians 2:20). Peter preached to religious leaders, claiming that the resurrection of Jesus Christ opened up a new route to God. He explained the Spirit-given power that allowed him to enter ever more purposely and consciously into the life of God, participating in the unity of the one flock continually being gathered by the Good Shepherd.

Today’s readings invite us into long and oft-repeated contemplation and action, asking us to stand alongside Peter and search our hearts until we can explain why we do what we do and what kind of power we are exercising. Jesus’ image of the good shepherd is another variation on the theme heard throughout John’s Gospel, as the Son of God became flesh to draw us into unity with God and one another, a unity that can be called eternal life.

For Peter and us, taking in and taking on the effects of the Resurrection is the task of a lifetime, accomplished at least as much in action as in contemplation. The real invitation is to believe ‘through him and with him and in him,” becoming ever-more identified with him by loving whom he loves and allowing him to work through us.

ANNOUNCEMENTS / MEETINGS / EVENTS

Vocations Sunday Collection

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Saturday, 20 April  2024 & Sunday, 21 April 2024

His Holiness, Pope Francis, calls us "to sow seeds of hope and build  peace".

During Ordinary Mass

Family Lesson

28 April 2024

Directly after Mass in the church hall.

Diocesan Catechetical Workshop for Priests

Thursday, 02 May 2024

09:00 - 13:00

Vryburg

Diocesan Catechetical Workshop for Catechetical Coordinators

Saturday, 04 May 2024 09:00 to

Sunday, 05 May 2024 13:00

14 Streams

R  650 per person

Diocesan Liturgical Workshop for Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist (Lay Ministers)

Friday, 17 May 2024 to Saturday, 18 May 2024

Further details to be confirmed.

Deanery Youth Retreat

Friday, 17 May 2024 & Saturday, 18 May 2024

Fr. Koloi (Youth Chaplain)

Assumption Parish

Deanery Corpus Christi Feast

Sunday, 2 June 2024

Diocesan Youth Camp

Saturday, 15 June 2024 to Monday, 17 June 2024

Vryburg

Catechism Classes

Every Sunday after Mass

Coffee Bar

Every Sunday

Poverty Alleviation

Our community is in need of help! As a parish, we can try to make the lives of our parishioners easier. Help us do so, by donating any non-perishable, tin foods, or clothing. You can do so by placing your donations at the back of the church.

PROCLAIMERS
OF THE WORD

20 April 2024

K Riddles & E Goa

21 April 2024

A Simons & D Pretorius

27 April 2024

D Towell & S Towell

28 April 2024

M Shushu & E Grey

ALTAR
SERVERS

21 April 2024

Callyum & Leche

28 April 2024

Lemaurn & Kaiden

NEWS

Congratulations

To all parishioners who celebrated their birthdays or anniversaries this week.

Condolences

Our deepest sympathies to all parishioners who lost loved ones the past week. May their soul Rest in Eternal Peace.

Gratitude

Thank you to each parishioner who continues to pledge on a monthly, bi-annual, and annual basis. Your contribution means a lot to the ongoing efforts of the parish.

Prayers for the Sick in the Parish

We pray that our Heavenly Father blesses our sick with comfort and restoration. We especially pray for: O Pretorius, D Duncan, A Simons, Mrs Abrahams, Mrs Paulse, M Oliphant, Mrs Pillay, Mrs Samuels, J Jones, M Snyders, G Grey, E Goa, R van Rooyen, Ms Magerman, T Vassen, P May, P Heunis, Mrs Viewe, L Grey, Mrs E Jacobs, Mrs V Pillay, Mrs Booysen, E Petersen, B Arthur, F Anthony, E Kleinsmit and all parishioners we are not aware of.

Spiritual Nourishment

Pay your pledge via EFT:

R.C. Diocese Assumption
Standard Bank
Account #: 040 114 333
Reference: Your Name & Pledge Number

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