Thought for the Day

It has sometimes been remarked, in lighter vein, that none of us gets out of here alive.  Death is part of the human condition and we are aware of death and feel the threat of ultimate absurdity.  How shall we confront it? Denial – often lived in frenetic distraction – is no help.  Christian faith, in contrast with all other faiths, has a distinctive claim: in Jesus’ death, God reached out to us in tender and vulnerable love, becoming our companion on the way.  Both John 12 and Hebrews 5 affirm that.  It is astonishing to the point of being almost incredible.

 Prayer

Great and loving God, we are surrounded by mystery – the mystery of ourselves, of death, of creation, of you. You are our companion on the way and we place our hands confidently in your outstretched hand.

 The Divine Office – Week I

THE PAROCHIAL NOTICES

  • LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTIONS

Collections                  R 7 594, 20             Planned Giving       R 8 957, 77  

Southern Cross          R      68, 00            Lenten Appeal         R 5 294, 90

Donation                     R 5 442, 60

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
  • DIVINE MERCY SEMINAR – Venue:  Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Durbanville. Date & Time:  Friday, 23rd March from 19h00 until 21h00 to Saturday, 24th March from 08h30 until 16h00. Please find detailed programme on the Church notice board.  All welcome.  For further information, contact Stephen da Silva at 081 327 9448. 
  • 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

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

0h00              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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