Thought for the day
The feats of engineering hinted at in the citations from Isaiah may seem physically daunting but are even more of a challenge on the intended spiritual level. The highway is for our God — and we could ask what in me impedes his way, how do I block the arrival of the Lord in my life? More positively, I could ask myself what do I do so that the Gospel may come alive in my life? With such cooperation from me, the Lord can and will bring to completion what he has begun.
O God, you search me and you know me. Help me to know myself better; help me acknowledge and set aside the blocks to your coming. You have indeed begun a good work in me and, in spite of my hesitations and resistance, I too want it to be brought to completion under your graceful care. Amen.
THE PAROCHIAL NOTICES
- LAST WEEKEND’S FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS
Collections R 9 887, 90 Planned Giving R 8 437, 77
Southern Cross R 100, 00 Advent Appeal R 1 920, 80
Calendars R 100, 00
Thank you most sincerely for your generosity!
- THE SOUTHERN CROSS – South Africa mourns Catholic giant; Archbishop calls for God-fearing leaders; Church to Voters: Register for the Elections; What Catholics can learn from Muslims; Fr Rolheiser’s lesson from a parking lot. EDITORIAL – Our obligations on the road.
- PLEASE NOTE THAT LITURGICAL CALENDARS FOR 2019 are on sale at R20 each.
- SECOND COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND IS FOR THE ADVENT APPEAL
The Banns of Upcoming Marriages
15 December @ 14h00 Terence Atkins & Valnay Jones
22 December @ 11h00 Adrian de Beer & Andreina Salazar Convalidation
12 January @ 14h00 Enrique Jaipal & Kim Riley
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.
PLEASE NOTE THE FORTHCOMING EVENTS
08th Dec. at 19h30 CHRISTMAS CONCERT AT THE CATHEDRAL. Entrance Fee/Tickets is R50 per person
09th Dec. at 19h00 ADVENT CAROLS AND LESSONS at the Cathedral, led by the Choir of St Michael’s and All Angels Anglican Church, Observatory.
13th Dec. at 18h00 ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT HOSTED BY THE ITALIAN CONSULATE followed by a short reception in the Leslie Johnson Memorial Centre.
20th Dec. at 19h00 PARISH PENITENTIAL SERVICE at Nazareth House Main Chapel
24th Dec. at 23h30 Advent Carols and Lessons Cathedral
Advent Carols and Lessons Nazareth House
25th Dec. at 00h00 MIDNIGHT MASS Cathedral
MIDNIGHT MASS Nazareth House
25th Dec. at 07h30 Christmas Day Mass Villa Maria
at 08h45 Christmas Day Mass Nazareth House
at 10h00 Christmas Day Mass The Cathedral
26th Dec. at 08h00 Holy Mass Villa Maria
at 09h00 Holy Mass Nazareth House
27th December Normal Mass times resume until 31st December 2018
31st Dec. at 23h55 Holy Mass Cathedral
01st Jan. at 08h00 Holy Mass Villa Maria
at 09h00 Holy Mass Nazareth House
02nd January Normal Mass times resumes in all three Mass Centres
AN URGENT NOTICE FROM A PARISHIONER
A parishioner is requesting assistance with the following items: Gas or Electrical Stove, Fridge/Freezer Combination, Two Single Beds, Wardrobe, Washing Machine. They have recently moved from a furnished place to an unfurnished one. If you are able to assist in any way, please contact Mrs Gail Bester, SVP President – Cathedral on 072 591 8812