THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
For many, it is seemingly possible to sleep-walk through life, to live on an entirely sentient level. Perhaps our current culture of distraction supports such superficial so-called living. Many, however, are dissatisfied and long for an awakening, a conversion, a transformation, for something more. Such a hunger of the heart is acknowledged in many religions and philosophies — Jesus’ teaching here could just as easily be on the lips of the Gautama Buddha. The difference for Christians is the grace of God in Christ and the gift of the Holy Spirit. Ultimately, it is all grace, grace upon grace as the Prologue of John
God of all our awakenings, we know that the journey inward is the journey home. Keep our hearts restless until we come to rest in you. Amen.
THE PAROCHIAL NOTICES
LAST WEEKEND’S FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS
Collections R 8 664.40 Planned Giving R 17 657.77
Southern Cross R 100
Thank you most sincerely for your generosity!
** Please note that the next series of Second Collections will commence on the weekend of 09th & 10th March which will be in aid of the Lenten Appeal **
A “Everything Chocolate” hamper and an Elizabeth Arden gift pack are up for grabs. Raffle tickets are on sale at the back of the church. Only R20 per ticket.
Your support is greatly appreciated.
Nazareth House Faith Sharing Group
Will be meeting for Lent to begin preparing for Easter, starting on Thursday 7th March. The venue is Larmenier village at 10h00. For more information please contact Greg Landman on 082 598 4095.
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
02nd March Royal School of Church Music is presenting a workshop on the basics of the Organ. The presenters are Colleen Hart and Luther Lange. The venue is St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Chiappini Street, Green Point. RSCM Members is R30 (including refreshments) and non-members R50 (including refreshments). Please book by 27th February via email firstname.lastname@example.org
03rd March SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM AT THE 10h00 HOLY MASS. Parents and guardians must please register their children for baptism to any of the Cathedral Clergy. The Instruction Class will be on Thursday 28th February in the Cathedral Hall, commencing at 19h00.
05th March SHROVE TUESDAY – Our traditional Pancake Evening will take place in the Parish Room at Nazareth House from 17h30 to 20h30. Donations of wine, cool drinks, paper plates, serviettes will be most welcome. If you are willing to help serve, flip pancakes, make pancakes at home or supply the batter or a filling, please contact Hanne or Peter Sangiorgio on 021 461 0479 after 18h00.
06th March ASH WEDNESDAY – The times of Holy Masses are:
06h45 Villa Maria
07h00 Nazareth House
09h00 The Cathedral
13h10 The Cathedral
19h00 The Cathedral
07th March THE RITE OF ELECTION FOR THE RCIA – Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church starting at 19h00
08th March THE RITE OF ELECTION FOR THE RCIA – Cathedral Church of Our Lady of the Flight into Egypt starting at 19h00
09th March THE ARCHDIOCESE OF CAPETOWN HEALTH CARERS ASSOCIATION will have a Day of Recollection at Nazareth House. Registration at 09h30, Holy Mass at 10h00. As usual, there is a Bring and Share Lunch.
09th March at 16h00 EUCHARISTIC HOLY HOUR TO PRAY FOR PRIESTS at Villa Maria Shrine
16th April at 19h30 HOLY WEEK CONCERT AT THE CATHEDRAL. Cost of admission is R5o per person
18th August PLEASE NOTE that the Cologne Metropolitan Cathedral Mädchenchor (Female Choir) will be visiting South Africa in August and they will be singing at the 17h00 Holy Mass here at the Cathedral. They will also give a short concert after the 17h00 Holy Mass.