The Thought for the Day
The handing on of the faith – evangelisation to use a technical term – is the task of everyone in the church today: family members, catechists, pastoral workers, the ordained. It is our great challenge and the one thing necessary. And yet, who dares today to take up such a role? Our Gospel portrays key dimensions: the sense of being sent or called, the choice of life-style based on that of Jesus, the confidence to face not being made welcome and yet to continue for the sake of the joy of the Gospel.
God of the Good News, you spoke your word and disclosed your heart in Jesus of Nazareth. Help us who are called to take to heart the word of truth, the Gospel of salvation. May we know the action of the Spirit, and so inspired may we inspire others as well.
The Divine Office – Week III
THE PAROCHIAL NOTICES
- LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTIONS
Collections R 6 296, 40 Planned Giving R 2 950, 77
Southern Cross R 100, 00 Peter’s Pence R 2 484, 80
Concert R 4 300, 00
Thank you most sincerely for your generosity!
- IN THE SOUTHERN CROSS – Catholics remember Madiba; How can we renew our parishes?; Catholics and Anglicans learning from each other; Bavaria: A Catholic world; How laity is called to mission. The Editorial: Mandela at 100.
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
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