Thought for the day
Customs surrounding hospitality are deeply embedded in every culture. Normally, we pay little attention to this because we just act “normally.” When we change cultures, however, even simple things likes words and gestures of greeting are new, often different. Jesus, in his ministry, took on such deeply embedded, self-serving customs and reversed them in the light of the Gospel reversal of all values. Radical change is always resisted and even today his teaching is put in practice only by the few.
Compassionate God, at your table, all are welcome. As we enjoy your hospitality, help us to take it to heart, so that as we have received, so we may give.
THE PAROCHIAL NOTICE
- LAST WEEKEND’S FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS
Collection R 5 268.80 Planned Giving R 5 438.88
Southern Cross R 96.00
- From August 26th until September 27th Rohan will be taking his Annual leave.
- From September 2nd until September 11th Luigi will be attending the AGROP.
- Please be advised that the Bingo/Tea at Nazareth House on Saturday 7 September has been cancelled.
- On Sunday September 8th the Wits University Choir will be singing at the 10h00 Mass at the Cathedral
- EARLY NOTIFICATION OF INCREASED ACTIVITY AND ROAD CLOSURES FOR THE SANLAM CAPE TOWN MARATHON on Sunday 15th September 2019.
- In October the Cape Town Chamber Choir will be singing at the 10h00 Mass at the Cathedral. The date will be confirmed in the following week.
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.
The Banns of Upcoming Marriages
28th September at 14h00 Jason Williams & Maunique Naidoo
PLEASE NOTE THE FORTHCOMING EVENTS
- This week in The Southern Cross– Do our priests have financial security?/ SA priest in charge of Oblates’ Rome HQ / True stories from the streets / Theologian hits streets for pupils / and What we can learn from John Bradburne
- On Wednesday 4th September 2019, 7.30pm at CK Storey Hall, Rosebank there will be a Panel Discussion on “Can the Catholic Church Continue in its Present Form”.
- Retrouvaille:A Weekend Away Can Give Your Marriage a Chance. Retrouvaille is a marriage help programme that gives couples the opportunity to take time out, to get away, and examine their lives together in a real and realistic way. It is based on the belief that marriage is the most significant relationship on earth and is worth investing your time, energy and efforts to make it the best it can be. The weekend is more worthwhile than can ever be explained. For confidential information about Retrouvaille, or to register for the next weekend which will take place in Cape Town from the 13thto 15th September visit the web site at helpourmarriage.com or phone 074 175 7523 and we will help you.
- TAIZE PILGRIMAGE:
The Taize Community are inviting local young people between the ages of 18 and 35 to join the Pilgrimage of Trust in Cape Town for the full programme from 25 – 29 September OR for evening prayer on those days OR for one day on Saturday, 28 September. Please contact Margie Cook on 082 461 8607 before 14 September.
- From Friday 20 September to Monday 23 September, the Open Mosque will be holding its 4th Annual Interfaith Retreat in Greyton. The topic of the retreat is The Concept Of Justice Within The Abrahamic Faiths. The cost will be R1500 for the entire retreat, all-inclusive. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 824-1400, 082 829-4547