Thought for the day

 

Joy in believing might seem an “extra” in today’s challenging climate for faith. Many of us struggle simply to hold on, not to mention being exuberant about it all. And yet, of course there is deep happiness in faith. First of all, everything around is a gift and behind all the gifts stands a giver. Secondly, love is at the heart of it all and, in the faith, nothing is ever “lost” or “wasted.” Faith, hope and love endure and the greatest of these is love. Finally, why not “permit” ourselves true joy in all that God has done for us and still does for us in Jesus and in the Holy Spirit?

 

Prayer

 

We believe, loving God, that you take delight in all you have made. Open up in us again the springs of joy, that we may delight in you, our true joy.

 

THE PAROCHIAL NOTICES

 

  1. LAST WEEKEND’S FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS

Collection               R 6 518, 60                  Planned Giving               R 2 858, 88

Southern Cross      R    984, 00                  Candles               R 1 742, 10

Advent Appeal (2)  R 3 610, 90

Thank you for your generosity and support!

 

  1. Please Note that there will be a SECOND COLLECTION this weekend towards the Annual Advent Appeal.

 

  1. MONDAY 16th is a Public Holiday. Please note the change is the times of Holy Masses in the Parish.

 

  1. 16th December from 17h00 at Nazareth House, Cape Town – join them for a picnic which will be followed by Carols by Candlelight. Please see the posters advertised for additional information.

 

  1. PARISH PENITENTIAL SERVICE on Wednesday 18th December at 19h00. The venue is Nazareth House Main Chapel.

 

  1. FESTIVAL OF CAROLS AND LESSONS IN THE CATHEDRAL on Sunday 22nd December at 18h30

 

  1. THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM – Our next Baptism will be celebrated in the Cathedral on Sunday, 05th January at the 10h00 Mass. The date of the Preparation class must still be determined..  Should you wish to baptize your child please arrange an appointment with the Priest before then.

 

  1. SHONA MASS FOR JANUARY 2020 will be on Sunday 12th January at 11h45

 

THE BANNS OF MARRIAGE

 

21st Dec at 10h30         Rufaro Njekete & Engline Menasi -Convalidation

28th Dec at 15h00        Luigi Di Martino & Heather Ford –Convalidation

03rd Jan at 14h30         Oledayo Oyekanmi & Tonia Osedebe -Convalidation

05th Jan at 15h00         Matthew Akmal & Agnieszka Gradzewicz -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

 

  • CANADIAN CHOIR CONCERT AT THE CATHEDRAL ON WEDNESDAY 15th JANUARY 2020 at 19h00. Tickets are R100 per person.  The 30 member choir is composite of two choirs, Song Routes and Village Harmony.  They will be touring South Africa between 06th – 18th January 2020.

 

 

 

Christmastide 2019

 

24th Dec. at 00h00               The Cathedral                      Archbishop Stephen Brislin

Nazareth House                   Father Rohan Smuts

25th Dec. at 07h30               Villa Maria                            Father Michael Clement SAC

                 at 08h45               Nazareth House                   Father Luigi Benigni

                 at 10h00               The Cathedral                      Father Rohan Smuts

 

28th Dec. at 18h00               The Cathedral                      Father Luigi Benigni

 

29th Dec. at 07h30               Villa Maria                            Father Rohan Smuts

                 at 08h45               Nazareth House                   Father Luigi Benigni

                 at 10h00               The Cathedral                      Father Rohan Smuts

                 at 17h00               The Cathedral                      Father Luigi Benigni

 

31st Dec. at 23h55               The Cathedral                      Bishop Sylvester David OMI

01st Jan.  at 08h00               Villa Maria                            Father Luigi Benigni

at 09h00               Nazareth House                   Father Rohan Smuts

 

CHILD SAFEGUARDING:

The Cathedral Parish is completely committed to ensuring the safety of our children. For further information consult the website of the Archdiocese: adct.org.za using the Ministries Tab or contact our Parochial Coordinator, Margie Cook on 0824618607.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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