THE PAROCHIAL NOTICES
LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTIONS
Collections R 7 159,30 Planned Giving R 4 430,00
Southern Cross R 80,00
Thank you most sincerely for your generosity!
The Banns of Marriage
15 September at 12h00 Moses Bakasa & Shelly Rumbidzai 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
03 November at 12h00 David Madlala & Jodi Gordon
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.
CELEBRATING BIBLE SUNDAY: 26 AUGUST 2018
The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful Word’ (Heb l: 3 NIV)
Bible Sunday is a reminder of the call of the Church to make the Holy Bible the centre and the source of our spirituality. Take time to read the Bible – the Word of God – for it can be compared to listening to a Symphony being played out by the God of all that is created – a single Word is expressed in many ways: in Jesus Christ, in Creation, in Sacred Scripture, in the Eucharist.
The Bible contains the divine answer to the deepest needs of humanity, sheds unique light on our path in a dark world, and sets forth the way to our eternal well-being. Within its pages we find the inspiration, direction, and guidance for all that exists, and the history of humanity and the world.
Pope Francis continues to encourage us to venerate, read, listen to, proclaim, preach, study and spread the Word of God. As we spend time reading, contemplating and meditating on the Word of God we are led to a fuller and more abundant life, where God reveals himself to us in different ways, is a constant presence in our lives and invites us to have a personal relationship with him. As the body needs physical nourishment, so does the soul yearn for the spiritual sustenance that comes from the Word of God. ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ (Mat 4:4 NIV)
As the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference endorses the celebration of Bible Sunday on 26 August 2018, we pray that the Holy Bible may enrich our lives with God’s presence and his Word, and reveal to us a deeper understanding of God’s love, mercy and compassion which we can take to the world around us.
Sincerely in Christ
Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference
PLEASE NOTE THE FORTHCOMING EVENTS
26th August Catholic Church in South Africa celebrates Bible Sunday
20th Aug – 21st Sept Father Rohan on his annual leave.
29th August HOUSE MASS at 19h00 at Baker Family residence, 13 Bath Street, Tamboerskloof.
02nd September SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM at the 10h00 Holy Mass.
03rd –12th September Father Celestine will be away attending the Annual Gathering of Recently Ordained Priests (AGROP) in Port Elizabeth.