The Thought for the Day
Familiarity breeds…well, sometimes blindness. We do need familiarity – we couldn’t be working things out for the first time all of the time. What is regular and known can help us get on with the day or the job or the relationship. But there are times – we all have them – when sheer familiarity impedes our understanding and prevents our encounter with the new, the different and the radical.
Our case is, perhaps, the diametric opposite of that of the people of Nazareth. Our too comfortable faith familiarity with Jesus can hinder us from seeing the radical, the new, the disturbing. Sometimes a bit of defamiliarisation would be good for us!!
Lord, take away dull familiarity and shake us up that we may ask ourselves honestly, “Who then is this?” Amen.
The Divine Office – Week II
THE PAROCHIAL NOTICES
- LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTIONS
Collections R 5 139, 40 Planned Giving R 14 487, 77
Southern Cross R 80, 00
Thank you most sincerely for your generosity!
- SECOND COLLECTION TODAY – Peter’s Pence Collection on 7 & 8 July.
- IN THE SOUTHERN CROSS – Bishop: Politicians don’t respect the Church; Karoo Priest works miracle healing; Daily life in a Benedictine Abbey; Finding Jesus at the waters in the Holy Land; Beyoncé Mass: Is it a good idea? The Editorial: The Invisible Church.
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.
The Banns of Marriage
24 July at 13h10 Tendai Karima & Knowledge Katsande Convalidation
28 July at 10h00 Clever Mandeya & Addnice Kafemba Convalidation
25 August at 10h00 Josphat Benhura & Pauline Makato Convalidation
21 September at 16h00 André Dietrichsen & Lee-Anne Fredericks
20 October at 14h00 Garth Smith & Natalie Choto
20 October at 15h00 Nicholas Hayes & Stephanie Joubert
02 November at 14h30 Alberto-Maria Bernadi & Sonia Ramautar Convalidation
24 November at 11h00 Miles Arendse & Candice Cornelissen
24 November at 12h00 Brendan Shunmugan & Lauren Page
THE 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.
PLEASE NOTE THE FORTHCOMING EVENTS
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. Please see the posters for further information
14th July at 09h30 Saint Vincent de Paul Society Meeting at 09h30 in the Leslie Johnson Memorial Centre
16th July at 19h00 Parish Finance Council Meeting in the Leslie Johnson Memorial Centre
17th – 18th July Winter Living Theology by Fr. Bryan Massingale, Professor of Theological and Social Ethics at Fordham University in New York, on Racial Justice
and the Demands of Discipleship. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
22nd July at 10h00 THE SEATTLE CHILDREN’S CHORUS will be singing at the 10h00 Holy Mass in the Cathedral
26th July at 18h30 Parish Pastoral Council Meeting at Nazareth House in the Parish Room
27th – 29th July Marriage Encounter Weekend in Maryland, Hanover Park.
Interested couples con contact Graham and Patuele Maart on 076 930 3818 or 084 502 3805 respectively.
04th August at 18h00 Sacrament of Baptism
05th August at 10h00 First Holy Communion
12th August at 10h00 Sacrament of Confirmation
I would like to thank all those who have contributed towards our beanie drive, especially all those who knitted beanies or blankets. We have given 80 beanies for distribution by the Young Adults Group who are giving them out to a Home in Khayelitsha. Another 50 beanies and some knee blankets have been given to the Saint Vincent de Paul Society to be given to a Home in Riebeeck West. Just in time for the Big Chill!
Thank you, thank you for all your hard work and love in knitting these articles. Thank you too to those distributing. Until our next donation wool. Love, Anik Broadhurst