Thought for the day

Official memorial celebrations are familiar to us, marking great world or national events. Often, these are coloured by a mixture of sadness and gratitude. The Christian memorial of the last week of Jesus’ life is entirely different. First of all, we tell the whole story again because he is risen from the dead. Secondly, this memorial is an effective one: as we do this in memory of him, the very same gifts of compassion, forgiveness, love and healing are offered again to all present, precisely because Jesus is risen from the dead. Our Christian memory is not a dead remembering but an effective bringing into the present of the great events that gave us new life in Christ.

 Prayer

 Saving God, as we recall in word and gesture the great events of salvation, let us know your healing love. Amen.

 

THE PAROCHIAL NOTICES

 

  1. LAST WEEKEND’S FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS

Collections                     R 9 414, 20                     Planned Giving                 R 4 690, 00

Southern Cross            R      50, 00                    Lenten Appeal                    R 4 597, 10

Raffle                               R 2 570, 00

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 – What Pope’s Document on the Youth says; Time to debunk myths of suicide; Think like a Christian when you vote; Is Holy Grail of the Last Supper in Spain? With Mary at the Cross. THIS WEEK’S EDITORIAL: Why we can say Hosanna!
  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

 16th April at 19h30              HOLY WEEK CONCERT AT THE CATHEDRAL. Music by the Encore Chamber Choir.  Tickets are R50 per person. Choral works by Ashford, Deford, Hagenburg, Handel, Paulus, Martin and Shackley.  Your patronage and 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 AND MORNING PRAYER 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

  

THE WINNERS OF THE RAFFLE ARE:

F. DIONISIO The Chocolate Hamper               C. CHOATE      Elizabeth Arden Hamper

 

Please contact either the Cathedral Office or Presbytery to arrange a time for collection 

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