The Thought for the Day

Our current culture of distraction seems to privilege busy-ness (the modern heresy of “activism”).  It is, of course, an illusion to confuse hyperactivity with productivity or, even worse, administration with ministry. When people involved in ministry go on retreat, the first two days are often spent sleeping – itself instructive!  It is often only when we stop that we realise how much we are in need of rest and refreshment.  While there is always more to be done, we have to choose how to use our time.  An approach of “selective neglect” is not without its value, as recommended in The Joy of the Gospel.


God of life and abundance, you call us to be bearers of the living and joy filled Gospel.  Help us to recognise our own need of time with you and refreshment in spirit.  Amen!  Let it be!


The Divine Office – Week IV



Collections                   R 6 604, 10   Planned Giving                  R 3 907, 77  

Southern Cross          R      80, 00           

Thank you most sincerely for your generosity!


  • IN THE SOUTHERN CROSS – Saintly Teen a ‘Patron’ for IT? Why should we bother with the Bible?  The man who sent Mary around the world.  How retired bishop gave prophetic witness.  Prayer for an unborn baby.  The Editorial: Humanae Vitae at 50. 


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 Banns of Marriage


24 July at 13h10                         Tendai Karima & Knowledge Katsande                 Convalidation

28 July at 10h00                        Clever Mandeya & Addnice Kafemba                     Convalidation

25 August at 10h00                    Josphat Benhura & Pauline Makato                       Convalidation

21 September at 16h00             André Dietrichsen & Lee-Anne Fredericks

20 October at 14h00                 Garth Smith & Natalie Choto

20 October at 15h00                 Nicholas Hayes & Stephanie Joubert

02 November at 14h30             Alberto-Maria Bernadi & Sonia Ramautar              Convalidation

24 November at 11h00              Miles Arendse & Candice Cornelissen

24 November at 12h00             Brendan Shunmugan & Lauren Page




 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.



22nd July at 10h00    THE SEATTLE CHILDREN’S CHORUS will be singing at the 10h00 Holy Mass in the Cathedral 

26th July at 18h30    Parish Pastoral Council Meeting at Nazareth House in the Parish Room

27th – 29th July              Marriage Encounter Weekend in Maryland, Hanover Park.  Interested couples con contact Graham and

Patuele Maart on 076 930 3818 or 084 502 3805 respectively.

04th August at 18h00    The Sacrament of Baptism 

05th August at 10h00    First Holy Communion  

12th August at 10h00    Sacrament of Confirmation  

18th August at 09h30    Gathering for Catholic Health Carers within the Archdiocese of Cape Town at Nazareth House, Vredehoek.

Registration begins at 09h30 and Holy Mass at 10h00. Guest speaker is Lynette Petersen from the Legion of Mary and an AGM will be held to elect a new Committee.






Recent Posts