Thought for the day
“What then should we do?” is both obvious and pertinent. In the maelstrom of life, it is good to stand back and discern what is being asked to me in the many contexts of life: family member, spouse, parent, disciple, leader, pastor, evangeliser and so forth. In these different roles, how should I be, what should I do so as to enable others too to fulfil their own callings, as family member, spouse etc. As in the teaching of John the Baptism, our responses are authentic only if they are practical, down-to-earth and real.
Help me, Lord, to recognise in the everyday what you desire of me. Help me to see what are the practical steps I can take from today onwards so as to be a better disciple of your son, Jesus, the coming one, whom John proclaims today to all who would listen.
THE PAROCHIAL NOTICES
LAST WEEKEND’S FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS
Collections R 4 530, 80 Planned Giving R 2 557, 77
Southern Cross R 100, 00 Advent Appeal R 2 378, 60
Calendars R 100, 00
Thank you most sincerely for your generosity!
- 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
.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
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
UPCOMING NOTICES FOR 2019
12th & 13th January Catechetics Sign-up Weekend. All parents and or guardians must please register their children for Catechism
Instructions in the parish. You will have an opportunity to do so at all the Mass Centres in the parish.
19th January at 09h00 Morning of Recollection and Training for everyone involved in ministry in the parish. Join the team from
the Centre for Pastoral Development at Lansdowne Parish Hall. Guest speaker is Father Peter-John Pearson, Vicar General of the Archdiocese.
The cost is R30 and please bring your own mug for coffee/tea. Please RSVP to Sharyn on 021 462 2417
19th & 20th January Address to the Parish Regarding the Parish Finances. This will take place at the end of all the weekend Masses.
27th January Catechist Sunday
01st February Holy Mass will be celebrated at the Cathedral at 13h10 to mark the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act by Parliament on 01st February 1997.
03rd February Catechists Fundraising after the 10h00 Holy Mass
23rd February An Introductory Session for anyone interested in Discerning for the Priesthood or Religious Life or maybe just curious about
what such a vocation might entail. The venue is the Chancery (Cathedral Place), behind the Cathedral and it will be from 10h00 until 12h30.