The Thought for the Day

For the word of God to become a living word, we need to listen beyond the words to the one speaking to us through Scripture. It is our faith that God speaks to us as we listen to “the very voice of the pilgrim people God.” This does not happen of its own accord; it calls for a listening ear and an open heart.


Merciful God, anoint me with you Holy Spirit. As I read your Word, let me hear your voice speaking to me from within. Give me the wisdom to understand your message to me. Let your Word be the joy of my heart and the light to my feet. Give me strength to build my life on your Word. Let it be done to me according to your Word. May I rejoice in the blessedness of hearing your Word and keeping it. Speak Lord; your servant is listening.



Collections                  R  8 963, 45  Planned Giving                 R 2 690, 00  

Southern Cross         R        68, 00                  

Thank you most sincerely for your generosity!

  •  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 on 3 June 2018.  Please contact Deacon Steve or Joan Armstrong 082 940 3137 or Ronald Mubaiwa 083 732 5744 to register for program this year.  Registration closes 31 May 2018.  The RCIA group will meet at 09h00 each Sunday in the Parish Centre and then attend 10.00am Mass thereafter.
  • 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.    
  • PLEASE NOTE: SECOND COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND – Towards the education of Seminarians in our local and national seminaries.



21st April at 12h00       Ikenna Nlemigbo & Ugonna Ijeoma     Convalidation

05th May at 14h00       Dale Petersen & Caryn Ziervogel

12th May at 15h00       Laurie Richardson & Samantha de Oliveira

19th May at 16h00       John Ross & Simone Swanepoel             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 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.


The Divine Office – Week III



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


23rd April at 19h00 PUBLIC LECTURE on The Journey of the Catholic Church towards a Humane Sexual Ethics by Dr Jan Jans of Tilburg University, The Netherlands.  Venue: St Joseph’s Marist College Hall, Belmont Road, Rondebosch.


27th May at 12h00  THE CATHEDRAL PARISH FÊTE  AND FOODFAIR.  Venue is St Mary’s Primary School in Tuinplein.  SEE YOU THERE!!!


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.



On behalf of the Young Adults Group we wanted to inform you all that our visit to Ihata shelter this past Sunday went very well.  We would like to thank you very much once again for your assistance and support particularly those who assisted by making donations. May God bless them.  Thank you.

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