Thought for the Day

Which of us is not in need of some kind of healing? The healing touch of Jesus reaches out to all in need: the physically ill, the mentally disturbed, the addicts, the bereaved, the lonely, the distraught, the stressed, the sinners. He desires our well-being, that we might be fully alive and experience life in abundance.


I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love. I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

(Ephesians 3:16–19)



  • THE SECOND COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND IS IN AID OF THE HOLY CHILDHOOD. Envelopes are available in the entrances of the churches.

           Collections                        R 9 187, 00                  Planned Giving            R 5 787, 77                               

           Thank you most sincerely for your generosity!

  •  IN THIS WEEK’S SOUTHERN CROSS 10 Ways to fight Racism in Lent; Bishops apologise for past failures; Interview with Vatican II Veteran Bishop; That fascination with Their Majesties; How can South African Church brand itself? EDITORIAL: HOW TO BE TRULY PRO-LIFE!
  • DISCERNMENT CLASSES for those who are contemplating Priesthood or Religious Life are held at the Chancery, next to the Cathedral Offices on Saturday mornings starting at 11h00. The next session will be on 17th 
  • ST JOHN VIANNEY NATIONAL SEMINARY’S ANNUAL MAGAZINE – Faith & Reason – is now on sale at R50 each. Should you wish to purchase one, you may do so at the entrances of all churches in the parish. 
  • THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM IS CELEBRATED EVERY MONTH – If you wish to have your child baptised please contact one of the priests and set up an appointment. The next Baptisms are scheduled for Sunday 04th March 2018. 
  • THE RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS (RCIA) – is a process developed by the Catholic Church for prospective converts to Catholicism. Candidates are gradually introduced to aspects of Catholic belief and practices.  The next RCIA group will commence after Easter 2018.  Please contact one of the priests in this regard.


 06th February at 18h30            CATHEDRAL FINANCE COUNCIL MEETING in the Cathedral Office Boardroom.  

07th February at 18h30            CATHEDRAL PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING in the Parish Room at Nazareth House, Vredehoek



 04th February 2018      THE PATRONAL FEAST OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF CAPE TOWN – Our Lady of the Flight into Egypt.  Please note that there are special readings for the Solemnity which are not found in your pew missals.

08th February 2018      THE OPENING OF PARLIAMENT AND THE STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS.  Please note that the Chancery and the Cathedral Offices

will be closed for the day.  There is also no lunchtime mass on that day.  

10th February 2018      BINGO-TEA at 10h00 at Monte Rosa Old Aged Home.  

14th February 2018      ASH WEDNESDAY.  Mass times, with the distribution of ashes are as follows:  06h45    Villa Maria

07h00    Nazareth House

09h00    The Cathedral

13h10    The Cathedral

19h00    The Cathedral

15th February at 10h00            NAZARETH HOUSE FAITH SHARING GROUP  meeting at C13, Larmenier Village for the Lenten Season.  For further information

contact Greg on 082 598 4095

15th February at 19h00            THE RITE OF ELECTION in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Flight into Egypt, Cape Town

16th February at 19h00            THE RITE OF ELECTION in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Flight into Egypt, Cape Town

18th February at 10h00            DAY FOR THE SICK, AGED AND PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED – at Schoenstatt Retreat Centre, Constantia commencing with

Holy Mass followed by the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.  Feel free to bring you own picnic lunch or alternatively catered lunch will be served at R50 per person.

For Catering purposes please contact the Shoenstatt Retreat Centre on 021 794 3132 before 10th February should you wish to have lunch catered for you.

18th February at 15h00            ORGAN BENEFIT CONCERT at the Cathedral in aid of the OUTREACH of Holy Family Catholic Church in Manenberg.  The organist is

Dr Martin Welzel who is the titular organist at the Frauenkirche Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising.

Cost of tickets are R100 and R80 respectively.  Please see the advertisement on the noticeboards


10th February at 14h00       Xavier McKechnie & Maxine Thomas

25th February at 12h00       Liam Sherman Moses & Zenahrea Damon

24th March at 15h00           Peter Peté & Nicola Stockley

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 intent to get married.  Please contact the Cathedral office to set up an appointment with one of the Cathedral clergy to complete the Pre-Nuptial Enquiry


The Saint Vincent de Paul Society of the Parish is making an appeal to all parishioners.  They are requesting boys clothing for an 8/9 month old and for a 2/3 years old.  In addition, toiletries will also be welcomed, viz. nappies/disposables, shampoo, soap, shaving foam, etc.  A donation of a bed and bedding is also urgently required.  If you are able to assist in any way, please contact Gail Bester (Council President) on 072 591 8812 or Michelle Perry (Council Secretary) on 082 475 6311.

Thank you for your consideration in this regard.

PRAYER FOR RAIN        O God, in Whom we live and move, and have our being, grant us rain, in due abundance, that, being sufficiently helped with the temporal, we may the more confidently seek after eternal gifts. Through Christ, our Lord.  Amen 

To date, many of the dams in our province have reported levels drastically lower than levels recorded at the same time during previous years.  The average storage across the province on 02nd February 2018 is 25.8%.


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