Thought for the Day

What does it mean to be saved?  We have the secular sense of being rescued or spared somehow.  The root meaning of the word in Greek and Latin is to be healed.  So, the beginning is some recognition of need, of something fractured, unwell in my life.  It includes faith in God who wants us to be both whole and holy, fully alive.  The big “sickness” is death itself – from which we are saved/healed through God’s love to us in the lifting up of Jesus in death into resurrection.

Prayer

Heavenly physician, heal whatever is us is dead or wounded or unfree that we may know the wholeness, freedom, life and joy of the Gospel.

The Divine Office – Week IV

 

THE PAROCHIAL NOTICES

  • LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTIONS

          Collections                  R 11 860,90            Planned Giving       R 9 507,77   

           Southern Cross        R          75,00           Lenten Appeal         R 5 279,70

          Thank you most sincerely for your generosity! 

  • SECOND COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND IN AID OF THE LENTEN APPEAL. 
  • THE CATHEDRAL OUTREACH HAS RECEIVED A DONATION OF WOOL. They are looking for individuals who can knit or crochet Beanies, Knee Blankets or Baby Booties.  If you are able to assist, please contact Anik Broadhurst on 021 439 6987
  • ST JOHN VIANNEY NATIONAL SEMINARY’S ANNUAL MAGAZINE – Faith & Reason – is now on sale at R50 each. Should you wish to purchase one, you may do so at the entrances of all churches in the parish. 
  • THE RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS (RCIA) – is a process developed by the Catholic Church for prospective converts to Catholicism. Candidates are gradually introduced to aspects of Catholic belief and practices.  The next RCIA group will commence after Easter 2018.  Please contact one of the priests in this regard.  
  • PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LENTEN DEVOTION OF THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS WILL BE PRAYED ON FIRDAY EVENINGS at 18h00 DURING THE LENTEN SEASON both at the Cathedral and Nazareth House. 

 

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

15th March at 19h00         HOUSE MASS at the home of Margie Cook.  Her address is 14A Deerpark Drive, Deerpark Estate. 

17th March at 09h30         SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL MEETING in Leslie Johnson Memorial Centre. 

20th March at 19h00         PARISH PENITENTIAL SERVICE at Nazareth House Main Chapel.

22nd March at 19h00        ENCORE CHAMBER CHOIR CONCERT at the Cathedral.  Cost of tickets is R50 per person.

08th July at 19h00   THE UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW COLLEGIUM MUSICUM CHAMBER CHOIR CONCERT at the Cathedral.  Cost of tickets is R100 per person.

Soirée in the Cathedral Hall after the concert.

 

THE BANNS OF MARRIAGE

24th March at 15h00    Peter Peté & Nicola Stockley

 

Please note that if it is your intention to get married in the Catholic Church, you need to give the Church at least six months notice of your intent to get married.  Please contact the Cathedral office to set up an appointment with one of the Cathedral clergy to complete the Pre-Nuptial Enquiry

AN APPEAL 

The Young Adults Group of the Parish will be visiting the Ihata Shelter for abused women and children on 25 March 2018.  The shelter is situated in Heideveld.  They hereby appeal to you to donate toiletries and/or non-perishable food.  A basket will be placed at the entrance of the Cathedral over the coming Sundays.  Feel free to contact the Parish office too in case you wish to make a cash donation.  The shelter looks after 12 Women and 11 children.

You may also contact their chairman, Takudzwa Gutsa on 071 080 7485

 

HOLY WEEK AND TRIDUUM 2018

 

Palm Sunday                24th March       18h00              Cathedral

                                        25th March       07h30              Villa Maria

                                                                   08h45              Nazareth House

                                                                   10h00              Cathedral

                                                                   17h00              Cathedral

Holy Thursday              29th March     19h30              Cathedral

                                                                   19h30              Nazareth House

Good Friday                  30th March      09h00              Cathedral

The Stations of the Cross                      09h00              Nazareth House

                                                                 15h00              Cathedral

The Veneration of the Cross                 15h00              Nazareth House

Easter Saturday Vigil    31st March       20h00              Cathedral

                                                                  20h00              Nazareth House

Easter Sunday               01st April           07h30              Villa Maria

                                                                     08h45              Nazareth House

                                                                      10h00              Cathedral

 

PRAYER FOR RAIN  

 

O God, in whom we live and move, and have our being, grant us sufficient rain, so that, being supplied

with what sustains us in this present life, we may seek more confidently what sustains us for eternity. 

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

 

 

 

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