Thought for the day:  “King” is a foundational metaphor in the Bible, which in ordinary usage suggests power and glory.  But even in the ancient biblical tradition, there are two great modifications.  According to an Old Testament vision, a king is meant to be a shepherd to his people, a true shepherd who cares for and who knows and even loves his sheep. According to a New Testament vision, Jesus our king rules paradoxically by loving service, humility and the gift of himself.  This example and teaching of Jesus has lost none of its power today.

Prayer:  Wake us up, O God, and rouse us from the slumber of the everyday that we may recognise you in every moment and in every person each day of our lives.

PAROCHIAL NOTICES

  • SECOND COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND is towards the Mortuary List. 
  • LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTIONS

Collections    R 10 457, 80    Planned Giving     R 2 100, 00     Southern Cross       R      341, 20    Votive Candles R    742, 80 

  • ADVENT FAITH SHARING – The Nazareth House Faith Sharing Group will meet during the Season of Advent for a period of three weeks. The first gathering is on Thursday 30th November at 10h00.  For further information, please contact Greg Landman on 082 598 4095.    
  • IN THIS WEEK’S SOUTHERN CROSS Warning: Porn is the ‘new drug’; Zimbabwe Churches: We are also to blame; Getting 16 days of activism right; How South Africa’s first Black Priests were treated; Good habits to make you an effective leader.  THIS WEEK’S EDITORIAL: Christ the King 
  • The Young Adults Group of the Cathedral Parish will be visiting the Fikele Children’s Centre in Khayelitsha on 10 December to celebrate Christmas with the children at the home. The Centre looks after 40 HIV+ children aged between 0-8 years old.  They hereby make an appeal to all parishioners to donate toiletries and/or non-perishable food.  A basket will be placed at the entrance of the church over the coming Sundays.  Feel free to contact the Parish Office in case you wish to make a monetary donation. 
  • BAPTISMS ­– Are scheduled for Sunday 03rd December at the 10h00 Holy Mass. If any parents and guardians wish to have their children baptised, please contact any other clergy of the parish for registration.  The Instruction class is scheduled for Thursday 30th November at 19h00. 
  • LITURGICAL CALENDARS FOR 2018 ARE ON SALE AT R20 EACH.

NEW HYMNBOOKS – As a matter of urgency the hymnbooks in the Cathedral need to be replaced.  Since the hymnbooks are only printed in England the cost of a hymnal is about R140 each; which means we have to raise R42 000.  Thus far we have raised R35 060.  Donations towards this fundraising drive, please deposit the monies into the Cathedral Restoration Account with the reference HB followed by either your Planned Giving Number or Surname

 Here are the banking details:   Name A/c    St Mary’s Cathedral Restoration

Bank                       Standard Bank

Type A/c               Current Account

Branch Nº              02 09 09

Account Nº            070 624 623

 UPCOMING EVENTS OF IMPORTANCE 

  • ANNUAL MASS FOR DECEASED CLERGY, RELIGIOUS AND BENEFACTORS OF THE ARCHDIOCESE this Wednesday 29th November at 12h00 in St Michael’s Catholic Church, Rondebosch. 
  • THE CAPE TOWN YOUTH CHOIR’S SUMMER CONCERT WILL BE HELD AT THE CATHEDRAL ON SATURDAY 02 DECEMBER AT 19h30. Tickets can be purchased on www.quicket.co.za
  • HOUSE MASS on Wednesday 06th December at 19h00. The venue is the Choate Family.  The address is 16 Rocklands Avenue, Highlands Estate, Vredehoek.  There will be a Bring and Share afterwards. 
  • ADVENT CAROL SERVICE IN THE CATHEDRAL on Sunday 10th December at 19h00. The Choir for the Advent Carol Service is from St Michael and All Angels Anglican Church in Observatory under the direction of Mr Deon Irish. 
  • PARISH FINANCE COUNCIL MEETING on Tuesday 12th December at 18h30 
  • THE ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD of Reverend Shaun Addinall on Friday 15th December 2017 at 19h00 in Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, Lansdowne. 
  • CONCERT AT THE CATHEDRAL – The Encore Chamber Choir will be in concert on Tuesday 19th December at 19h00. Tickets cost R50 per person and will be on sale at the door. 
  • ADVENT PENITENTIAL SERVICE on Thursday 21st December at 19h00. The venue of the penitential service is Nazareth House Chapel. 

THE BANNS OF MARRIAGE 

16th December      at 14h00                Kirk Fortuin & Caroline Arendse

at 16h00                Glen Marie & Danielle le Roux

at 16h00                Thomas Brennan & Nina Dreyer

23rd December      at 14h00                Lanston Foster & Uvathi Siripal

CHRISTMASTIDE 2017 TIMETABLE

Sunday 24th December        00h00    Midnight Mass at the Cathedral

00h00    Midnight Mass at Nazareth House Main Chapel

Monday 25th December      07h30    Holy Mass at Villa Maria Chapel

08h45    Holy Mass at Nazareth House Main Chapel

10h00    Holy Mass at the Cathedral

Saturday 30th December     18h00    Holy Mass at the Cathedral

Sunday 31st December        07h30    Holy Mass at Villa Maria Chapel

08h45    Holy Mass at Nazareth House Main Chapel

10h00    Holy Mass at the Cathedral

17h00    Holy Mass at the Cathedral

00h00    Holy Mass at the Cathedral

Monday 01st January           08h00    Holy Mass at Villa Maria

09h00    Holy Mass at Nazareth House Main Chapel

Welcome to the Cathedral Parish!  We hope you will be happy here.  If you want to register or join our Planned Giving Campaign, please do so either via the parish office or the Parish Website.  Direct transfers are also in order.

Account name              Bank            Type Acc.             Branch No.                    Account Number

St Ma1rys Cathedral           Standard      Current            020-909                071 564 780

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