Thought for the Day

There is a core similarity between the four accounts of the death of Jesus in the New Testament.  However, they differ in sequence and in details, allow-ing various understandings of the cross to unfold.  Because the death of Jesus was and is such a deeply mysterious and indeed perplexing event, different dimensions are explored and laid bare by different New Testament writers.  None is starker than Mark’s Gospel: all who knew Jesus have failed him; his only “helper” is a complete outsider, Simon of Cyrene, the unknown passer-by.  The only acknowledgment comes from the unnamed Gentile soldier, accidentally present.


O Lord, we tell again of the death of your Messiah, Jesus the Christ. In his story we see the story of your love as you reach out to us in the darkness of tragic death and tremendous suffering. Touch our hearts again with your compassionate love that we may be return to you with all our hearts.




Collections                  R 7 947, 30             Planned Giving       R    970, 00 

Southern Cross         R      85, 00             Lenten Appeal         R 4 407, 55

Thank you most sincerely for your generosity!


  • PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL BE CELEBRATING BAPTISMS ON EASTER SUNDAY AT THE 10H00 HOLY MASS. The Baptismal Instruction Class for those parents and guardians who have registered will be on Wednesday 28th March at 19h00. 
  • THE CATHEDRAL OUTREACH NEXT BINGO IS ON SATURDAY 07th APRIL at Zonnebloem Old Age Home. April this year marks the Cathedral Outreach’s 20th If you are able to assist, please contact Anik Broadhurst on 021 439 6987
  • 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.
  • THE SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY is appealing to parishioners for storage space when donations are received. The storage space needs to be accessible to both the Parish Priest and the SVP Executive.    
  • IN THE SOUTHERN CROSS NEWSPAPER THIS WEEKEND: South African Youth in Rome to prepare for the Bishops Synod; Freshly ordained Priest on his first month; New SA Hymn written for Our Lady; The History of the Stations of the Cross; Stars on being St Paul and St Luke in new blockbuster movie. EDITORIAL: The Victory of the Cross.


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



 O God, in whom we live and move, and have our being, grant us sufficient rain, so that, being supplied

with what sustains us in this present life, we may seek more confidently what sustains us for eternity. 

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.



Holy Thursday     29th March   19h30  Cathedral                     The Archbishop

19h30  Nazareth House          Fr Celestine

Good Friday         30th March   09h00  Cathedral                     Fr Rohan

The Stations of the Cross          09h00  Nazareth House         Fr Celestine

                                                     15h00  Cathedral                     The Archbishop

The Veneration of the Cross    15h00  Nazareth House          Fr Celestine

Easter Vigil          31st March    20h00  Cathedral                     The Archbishop

                                                    20h00  Nazareth House          Fr Celestine

Easter Sunday      01st April      07h30  Villa Maria                   Fr Rohan

08h45  Nazareth House         Fr Celestine

10h00  Cathedral                     Fr Rohan



21st April at 09h30  ENRICH – TRAINING FOR FACILITATORS.  This is a new 4 -part program for couples.  It should be presented over 4 consecutive weeks by married couples for other married couples in the Parish.  Join us for a morning workshop to look at and learn how to work with this new material.

VENUE: Atrium at the Chancery, from 09h30 to 12h30.  COST:  Free

WHO SHOULD ATTEND??  Couples who are already involved in the Marriage ministry, Couples wanting to become more involved!

The course is very practical and is meant to help couples improve their relationship skills and to grow closer to one another.

RSVP Joan Armstrong at

 08th July at 19h00   THE UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW COLLEGIUM MUSICUM CHAMBER CHOIR CONCERT at the Cathedral.  Cost of tickets is R100 per person.  Soirée in the Cathedral Hall after the concert.


 The Divine Office – Week II


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