The Thought for the Day
Our current culture of distraction seems to privilege busy-ness (the modern heresy of “activism”). It is, of course, an illusion to confuse hyperactivity with productivity or, even worse, administration with ministry. When people involved in ministry go on retreat, the first two days are often spent sleeping – itself instructive! It is often only when we stop that we realise how much we are in need of rest and refreshment. While there is always more to be done, we have to choose how to use our time. An approach of “selective neglect” is not without its value, as recommended in The Joy of the Gospel.
God of life and abundance, you call us to be bearers of the living and joy filled Gospel. Help us to recognise our own need of time with you and refreshment in spirit. Amen! Let it be!
The Divine Office – Week IV
THE PAROCHIAL NOTICES
- LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTIONS
Collections R 6 604, 10 Planned Giving R 3 907, 77
Southern Cross R 80, 00
Thank you most sincerely for your generosity!
- IN THE SOUTHERN CROSS – Saintly Teen a ‘Patron’ for IT? Why should we bother with the Bible? The man who sent Mary around the world. How retired bishop gave prophetic witness. Prayer for an unborn baby. The Editorial: Humanae Vitae at 50.
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
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 The Sacrament of Baptism
05th August at 10h00 First Holy Communion
12th August at 10h00 Sacrament of Confirmation
18th August at 09h30 Gathering for Catholic Health Carers within the Archdiocese of Cape Town at Nazareth House, Vredehoek.
Registration begins at 09h30 and Holy Mass at 10h00. Guest speaker is Lynette Petersen from the Legion of Mary and an AGM will be held to elect a new Committee.