Thought for the day

Money can easily distort our attitudes and values.  It is tempting to react more warmly to those who give more generously – we all do it.  It is easy to overlook the motive behind giving and focus, not on the giver, but on the gift. We do have the expression that it’s the thought that counts.  Usually, though, such proverbial wisdom is employed to help me/us be consoled when some expectation was not realised.  Thus, this apparently consolatory thought acknowledges the tendency to the opposite, the attraction to the gift as such!  The Lord, however, reads our hearts.


 Lift us up, O Lord, that we may always value what really matters, the heart and not the appearances, the giver and not the gift. When we give, help us remember that you love the cheerful giver, giving from the heart.

 Divine Office

 – Week IV




Collections                  R 11 322, 70           Planned Giving            R 5 537, 77

Southern Cross         R      270, 00           Prison Ministry            R 3 702, 20

Thank you most sincerely for your generosity! 

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The Banns of Upcoming Marriages 

24 November @ 11h00            Miles Arendse & Candice Cornelissen

24 November @ 12h00            Brendan Shunmugan & Lauren Page

01 December @ 14h00            Matthew Guerreiro & Lara-Ann Ramos

15 December @ 14h00            Terence Atkins & Valnay Jones

22 December @ 11h00            Adrian de Beer & Andreina Salazar      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. 



18th November             HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS CAMPAIGN will be presented to all the Catechism Children in the Leslie Johnson Memorial Centre from 08h30 until 09h30.  All Interested parties are hereby invited to attend.

24th November             ROYAL SCHOOL OF CHURCH MUSIC will be having a workshop in the Cathedral from 14h00 until 17h00.  Thereafter, the participants will be responsible for the music ministry at the 18h00 Holy Mass.

24th – 25th November   MORTUARY LIST SECOND COLLECTION.  Please note that during the month of November you will be afforded the opportunity to submit names of your deceased relatives and friends to be added to the Parish’s Mortuary List.  Weekly masses are celebrated in the parish for their repose.

27th Nov. at 18h00       BOOK LAUNCH – A LIFE IN LETTERS Selected Correspondence of Denis Hurley at Springfield Convent High School in the Music Annex (below St Dominic’s Church), 3 Convent Road, Wynberg.  Special launch price is R200

01st Dec. at 10h30        WORLD AIDS DAY – The Archdiocesan Healthcare Association invites everyone to join them for the Celebration of Holy Mass at the Cathedral to pray for all those who are either affected or infected by HIV/AIDS

02nd Dec. at 10h00       SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM.  Parents and Guardians please register for Baptism through any of the Clergy.  Baptism Instruction Class on Thursday 29th November at 19h00

08th Dec. at 09h00        NAZARETH HOUSE GARDEN MARKET.  All proceeds will go towards purchasing nappies for 40 children with severe disabilities that are dependent on them.  Thank you for your support in this regard.

08th Dec. at 19h30        CHRISTMAS CONCERT AT THE CATHEDRAL.  Entrance Fee/Tickets is R50 per person 

09th Dec. at 19h00        ADVENT CAROLS AND LESSONS at the Cathedral, led by the Choir of St Michael’s and All Angels Anglican Church, Observatory.

13th Dec. at 18h00        ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT HOSTED BY THE ITALIAN CONSULATE followed by a short reception in the Leslie Johnson Memorial Centre.

20th Dec. at 19h00        PARISH PENITENTIAL SERVICE at Nazareth House Main Chapel

24th Dec. at 00h00        CHRISTMAS MIDNIGHT MASS at the Cathedral and Nazareth House respectively.  Please note that for our Christmas Midnight Mass this year at The Metropolitan Cathedral, the Mass setting is Messe Solenelle, Opus 16 by Louis Vierne.

25th Dec. at 07h30        Christmas Day Mass – Villa Maria

at 08h45        Christmas Day Mass – Nazareth House

at 10h00        Christmas Day Mass – The Cathedral          

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