THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

We are all aware of the fleeting nature of time and we all have experience of the missed opportunity, the moment of grace—however secular—overlooked. At the same time, we know that our God is the God of second chances and that it is never truly over. Like Augustine, we hear the insistent murmur, “if not now, when?” That future moment of grace will be just like this one, ordinary, nothing special, fleeting and yet it is the only moment that exists, the “now” of our everyday.

PRAYER

Patient and insistent God, knock again on the door our hearts. We are never really ready—a sign perhaps of our everyday need of you. Help us undertake again to dig around and manure, so that under your grace, we may bear fruit, fruit that will last. Amen.

 

THE PAROCHIAL NOTICES

LAST WEEKEND’S FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS                  

Collections              R 8 436.80              Planned Giving             R  3 070.00

Southern Cross     R       80.00              Lenten Appeal               R  4 458.60

Thank you most sincerely for your generosity!

  

Stations of the Cross

Every Friday at 18h00 the Stations of the Cross will take place in the Cathedral, Villa Maria and Nazareth House.

Nazareth House Faith Sharing Group
will be meeting for Lent to begin preparing for Easter, on Thursdays. The venue is Larmenier village at 10h00. For more information please contact Greg Landman on 082 598 4095.

FUNDRAISING
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.

CARE GROUP
New wool delivery received.  No chunky or double knit wool received.  So I think we will be knitting baby jackets, booties and beanies, unless you don’t mind doubling up the wool to knit other goodies Anyone willing to knit for us for “Bless a Baby” or for the children at Nazareth please contact me and I will supply you with the quantity of wool you need.  Phone: 021 4396987 or email: anikbroadhurst@gmail.com

We are also looking for a contact for children’s sheeting material to make duvets and pillow slips.  Also gay bright material for scatter cushions.

YAG

The Young Adults Group (YAG) will be visiting St Mary’s Home of Hope Shelter in Parrow on 7 April 2019. The shelter accomodates about 7 Women and 7 children. The shelter requires assistance mainly with regards to toiletries, nappies, clothes, and food groceries. Any parishioner wishing to donate in cash or kind towards this should contact the chairman of the YAG, Takudzwa, on 071 080 7485. There will also be a basket at the entrance of the church before and after the 10am mass for collecting donated items during the Sundays leading up to the visitation. Thank you very much.

Marriage Encounter

The first weekend for 2019 will be 29 – 31 March at Maryland Retreat Centre the cost for the weekend is R1700 per couple. That includes accommodation, breakfast, lunch, supper and coffee breaks.

 

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

26th March 19h00          Public Lecture hosted by the SACBC Parlimentary Liason Office on The Sin of Abuse in Our Church: attempting to understand it. Speaker: Dr. Jan Jans at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Rondebosh

26th March 18h30          Parish Finance Council Meeting

 28th March 18h30          PPC Meeting

 30th March 9h30           Lenten Retreat for Liturgical Ministers: Proclaimers of The Word, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Sacristans, Ushers, P.P.C Members, Music Ministry, Altar Servers at Pinelands Catholic Church. RSVP Maud at 021 462 2417 or maud.stellenboom@gmail.com

 6th April                        Monte Rosa Home for the Aged Bazaar

 7th April 10h00              Pilgrim Mother Rally Day at Schoenstatt, Constantia for more info contact Sr. M. Glynis (021 4238136) or Eddie and Jinny Moses (021 6370133)

 11th April 19h00            Parish Penitential Service at Nazareth House

 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.

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