The Thought for the Day

The multiplication of the loaves generates many levels of meaning, often deeply spiritual. At a more ordinary level, we see an anonymous boy with the bread and fish making available what little he had for the Lord to make use of them. Placing ourselves at his disposal, offering whatever gifts we have is all that is asked of each of us.


Lord Jesus, we know that you see potential where we see limits. All we have and are is your gift in the first place. Help us to place ourselves and your gifts at your disposal for the service of the Kingdom.


The Divine Office – Week I



Collections                   R 6 835, 35   Planned Giving                  R 4 877, 77  

Southern Cross          R      80, 00           

Thank you most sincerely for your generosity!


  • IN THE SOUTHERN CROSS – A medical check-up for the parish; ‘Why I drove home naked one night’; How technology makes our kids lonely; The trouble with the ‘Prosperity Gospel’; Pope’s surprise at a wedding.


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

 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

03 November at 12h00   David Madlala & Jodi Gordon

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.



03rd August at 17h30    Holy Hour and Benediction at Nazareth House Main Chapel

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.

18th August at 19h15    Music and Organ Recital by Mikyle Adams and friends featuring works by Buxtehude, Bach, Mendelssohn, Wesley and Stanford.


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