Thought for the day

 

In a culture where God is, apparently, absent, it may sound strange to hear words such as “Do not be afraid” and “God is with us.”  Such assurances are at the heart our biblical faith from start to finish.  Everyone who is anyone in the Bible is told not to be afraid.  And the assurance “I will be with you” is found throughout starting with the very name of God in Ex 3:14, I am who I am.  The God – in whom we live and move and have our being – is there all along, whether we are aware of it or not.  Faith is the moment of discovery and recognition.

Prayer

 

You are with us always: you are with us in creation in all its splendour, in our fellow human beings in all their generosity, you are with us in the quiet where we are alone with you. Amen.

 

THE PAROCHIAL NOTICES

 

  1. LAST WEEKEND’S FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS

Collection               R 9 943, 45                  Planned Giving               R 6 088, 88

Southern Cross      R    984, 00                  Advent Appeal                R 3 158, 40

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. 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

 

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 Ricardo Smuts

                 at 08h45               Nazareth House                   Father Luigi Benigni

                 at 10h00               The Cathedral                      Father Rohan Smuts

 

26th Dec. at 08h00               Villa Maria                            Father Ricardo Smuts

                 at 09h00               Nazareth House                   Father Luigi Benigni

               

27th Dec. at 08h00               Villa Maria                            Father Luigi Benigni

                 at 09h00               Nazareth House                   Father Ricardo Smuts

                 at 13h10               The Cathedral                      Father Rohan Smuts

 

28th Dec. at 07h00               Nazareth House                   Father Ricardo Smuts

                 at 07h10               Villa Maria                            Father Luigi Benigni

at 18h00               The Cathedral                      Father Rohan Smuts

 

29th Dec. at 07h30               Villa Maria                            Father Luigi Benigni

                 at 08h45               Nazareth House                   Father Rohan Smuts

                 at 10h00               The Cathedral                      Father Luigi Benigni

                 at 17h00               The Cathedral                      Father Rohan Smuts

 

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

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