Thought for the day
One of the encouraging signs in today’s church is the growing popularity of lectio divina, praying the Scriptures. This is best done with other people because it is so enriching as we benefit from the observations and questions of fellow pilgrims. It comes alive when I can say “today, this scripture has been fulfilled in my hearing.”
Lord, inspire me to read your Scriptures and to meditate upon them day and night. I beg you to give me real understanding of what I need, that I in turn may put its precepts into practice. Yet, I know that understanding and good intentions are worthless, unless rooted in your graceful love. So I ask that the words of Scripture may also be not just signs on a page, but channels of grace into my heart. Amen. (Origin, 184-253 AD)
THE PAROCHIAL NOTICES
LAST WEEKEND’S FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS
Collections R 8 611, 50 Planned Giving R 2 300, 00
Southern Cross R 80, 00
Thank you most sincerely for your generosity!
Please note that there will be a Second Collection next weekend in aid of the Holy Childhood. This weekend would you please take an envelope with you for that purpose.
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
Please note that next Sunday we will be celebrating our Patronal Feast of the Archdiocese – Our Lady of the Flight into Egypt. Hence, we will not be celebrating the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C.
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.
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION AND BENEDICTION at 17h30 in Nazareth House Chapel.
03rd February Catechists Fundraising after the 10h00 Holy Mass
BAPTISMS AT THE 10h00 Holy Mass. Parents and guardians must please register their children for baptism by contacting any of the Cathedral Clergy. Baptism Instruction Class is on Thursday 31st January at 19h00.
07th February DUE TO THE STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS AND THE OPENING OF PARLIAMENT, PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CATHEDRAL, CATHEDRAL OFFICE AND THE CHANCERY WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE DAY.
09th February CATHEDRAL CARE GROUP BINGO at Monte Rosa Retirement Home. For further information please contact Anik Broadhurst on 021 439 6987.
We, the Schoenstatt Family Branch, invite you to follow the pilgrim pathway of your marriage together – A Marriage Camino. The fifteen stations shed light on your path through life with all its ups and downs and encourage you to strengthen your marriage. Our hope is that you enter into dialogue with each other and get onto the track of what grows and supports your love. Time: 09:00 to 16:30 Place: Schoenstatt, Constantia Main Road, Constantia. Cost: R50 per family (All inclusive). Bring walking shoes and a picnic lunch.
Your children will be under the close supervision of child-minders and kept busy with activities while you, as husband and wife, walk together through Schoenstatt’s beautiful grounds. We look forward to seeing you there. Advance registration is essential. Marcel Barry 083 454 2209 firstname.lastname@example.org or Kathleen Barry on 082 462 1178 or 021 715 2119 or
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.