The Thought for the Day

When people struggle to believe in God at all, our Christian faith in God as Trinity may seem somehow a needless complication.  Yet, we do know that relationships and relationality stand at the heart of our human wellbeing. Words do fail us, of course, and yet we know that God in God’s own very being is Love. This inner love (the “immanent Trinity”) has been spoken and told, disclosed and revealed in Jesus and the Spirit (the “economic Trinity”). And yet, we affirm one God. This evident paradox must first of all be lived in prayer and only then haltingly alluded to in stumbling words.


Father, ground of our being, we know and believe that you are Love itself. Help us let ourselves be embraced by your Love, as we follow Jesus and live by the gift of his Spirit to us all.

 The Divine Office – Week I



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  • THE CLOSING MASS FOR THE BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN SOUTHERN AFRICA will take place on 24th June at 14h00 in the Bellville Velodrome. Due to limited numbers, entrance will be by tickets only and the cost of your transport to and from the event will be R90.  If you intend to attend please register this weekend only!
  • THE RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS (RCIA) –commences on 3 June 2018.  Please contact Deacon Steve or Joan Armstrong 082 940 3137 or Ronald Mubaiwa on 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.    
  • IN THE SOUTHERN CROSS – Pope given a statue of Our Lady of Ngome; Fr. Rolheiser is coming to South Africa; Twins saved by Our Lady now a priest and a nun; How Christ visits us in person; 10 great tips to ace school. The Editorial: Catholic Education’s proud history. 
  • THE CATHEDRAL OUTREACH – For those individuals who have received wool and have completed their knitting ready for collection and distribution, please contact Anik on 021 439 6987 


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 his 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.


31st May at 18h00   FIRST PROFESSION MASS for the Congregation of the Sisters of Nazareth (CSN) at Nazareth House Main Chapel.

01st June at 17h00   ADORATION AND BENEDICTION in Nazareth House Main Chapel . 

03rd June at 10h00  CAPE TOWN CHAMBER CHOIR will be singing at the Cathedral for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi.

03rd June at 15h00  HOLY HOUR FOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION at Corpus Christi Catholic Church.  

10th June at 12h00   HOLY MASS AT THE CATHEDRAL to mark the 200TH Anniversary of the Catholic Church in Southern Africa. 

The Celebrant will be Archbishop Stephen Brislin.  

16th June at 11h00   YOUTH DAY CELEBRATION.  Holy Mass at 11h00.  The main celebrant is Archbishop Brislin followed by a light lunch and activities.

A tuckshop will be available.  Please contact the parish office for further information.  

24th June at 14h00   CLOSING MASS OF THE BICENTENNIAL in the Bellville Velodrome.  Admission will be by ticket only.  If you wish to

attend, please register at the weekend masses on 26th and 27th May only.

03rd – 06th July   Schoenstatt Girls Youth will be hosting their annual “Winter Camp” in Schoenstatt, Constantia.  For further information, please check the noticeboards.  

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.




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