Thought for the day

The rush to judgment – so evident in our public discourse – is matched only by the resistance to forgiveness. Endlessly, we investigate, accuse, judge. As we all know, what is needed eventually is forgiveness – but where do we find it?  In the Christian vision we do not have to carry the burden of our guilt forever precisely “because God in his forbearance had passed over the sins previously committed.” (Rom 3:25 NET)  In the current idiom, “we do forgiveness” and so we should!

 Prayer

 God, whose name is mercy, we thank you for your gracious compassion to all. We ask that, as we have received, so we may give and forgive. Amen.

 

Divine Office – Week I

 

THE PAROCHIAL NOTICES

  1. LAST WEEKEND’S FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS

Collections                      R 6 335, 50                    Planned Giving                 R 9 080, 00

Southern Cross             R       70, 00                    Lenten Appeal       R 4 659, 95

Thank you most sincerely for your generosity!

 

  1. PLEASE NOTE: A SPECIAL SECOND COLLECTION FOR THE VICTIMS OF CYCLONE IDAI on the weekend of 27 & 28 April
  1. THE SOUTHERN CROSS – Pope is coming to our neighbourhood; Parish Renewal: How Divine Renovation Works; Why the Church must engage in politics; Be Catholic, not just Catholic; Father Townsend on moving parishes. THIS WEEK’S EDITORIAL: The mentality of arrogance
  1. STATIONS OF THE CROSS DEVOTION on Friday evening, 12th April at 18h00 in the Cathedral, Nazareth House and Villa Maria. This will be the penultimate communal celebration before Good Friday morning at 09h00 (19th April). 
  1. HOLY HOUR TO PRAY FOR PRIESTS on Saturday 13th April in Villa Maria Shrine, at 16h00. For further information please contact Astrid on 083 999 2984 
  1. DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY this year is celebrated on 28th The Divine Mercy Feast will be celebrated at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Wynberg. Confessions will be at 14h00, the Holy Hour will commence at 15h00 and the Holy Mass of the Feast will commence at 16h00. 
  1. THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION is celebrated on 16th June at 10h00 
  1. THE SACRAMENT OF FIRST HOLY COMMUNION is celebrated on 23rd June at 10h00 
  1. The Women’s Choir from Cologne Cathedral will be singing at the 17h00 Holy Mass in the Cathedral on Sunday 18th They will give a short concert after the Mass. 

 

The Banns of Upcoming Marriages 

15th April       @ 15h00       James Burke & Sarah Bradnick                         Convalidation

04th May        @ 10h00       Tomas Chamaunga & Mary Washa                 Convalidation

                        @ 14h00       Michael Carroll & Janitta Brandes

25th May        @ 14h00       Ivan Joubert & Zahnne Fullerton

08th June        @ 17h30       Roberto Berardo & Christina Lubrani

03rd August   @ 14h00       Rudiger Moser & Kim Moser                            Convalidation

 

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 intention to do so.  Please contact the Cathedral office to set up an appointment with one of the Cathedral clergy to complete the Pre-Nuptial Enquiry and to arrange the required Marriage Preparation Classes.

 

PLEASE NOTE THE FORTHCOMING EVENTS

11th April at 19h00              PARISH PENITENTIAL SERVICE at Nazareth House Main Chapel

 16th April at 19h30              HOLY WEEK CONCERT AT THE CATHEDRAL. Music by the Encore Chamber Choir.  Tickets are R50 per person. 

Your support will be greatly appreciated 

TIMES OF MASSES FOR TRIDUUM AND THE SOLEMNITY OF EASTER

18th April at 10h00             MASS OF THE HOLY OILS at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, Lansdowne.

18th April at 19h30             MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER    The Cathedral        – The Most Reverend Stephen Brislin 

                                                                                                                       Nazareth House     – The Very Reverend Rohan Smuts

19th April at 09h00             STATIONS OF THE CROSS            The Cathedral        – Reverend Father Luigi Benigni

                                                                                                                     Nazareth House     – The Very Reverend Rohan Smuts

 19th April at 15h00             THE VENERATION OF THE CROSS  The Cathedral        – The Most Reverend Stephen Brislin

                                                                                                                              Nazareth House     – The Very Reverend Rohan Smuts

 20th April at 08h00            THE OFFICE OF READINGS FOR HOLY SATURDAY AT NAZARETH HOUSE.   Please join the Clergy and the Religious Sisters in the Praying of the Divine Office

20th April at 20h00             THE VIGIL OF THE LORD’S RESURRECTION   The Cathedral        – The Most Reverend Stephen Brislin

                                                                                                                                                     Nazareth House     – The Very Reverend Rohan Smuts

21st April                               THE SOLEMNITY OF THE LORD’S RESURRECTION  at 07h30     Villa Maria             – The Very Reverend Rohan Smuts

at 08h45      Nazareth House    – Reverend Father Luigi Benigni

at 10h00      The Cathedral        – The Very Reverend Rohan Smuts     

 

  * Please note that Fr Luigi Benigni will be away as part of his annual leave from Sunday the 28th April until Monday the 13th May 2019 

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