Thought for the day

“What then should we do?” is both obvious and pertinent. In the maelstrom of life, it is good to stand back and discern what is being asked to me in the many contexts of life: family member, spouse, parent, disciple, leader, pastor, evangeliser and so forth. In these different roles, how should I be, what should I do so as to enable others too to fulfil their own callings, as family member, spouse etc. As in the teaching of John the Baptism, our responses are authentic only if they are practical, down-to-earth and real.


 Help me, Lord, to recognise in the everyday what you desire of me. Help me to see what are the practical steps I can take from today onwards so as to be a better disciple of your son, Jesus, the coming one, whom John proclaims today to all who would listen.



Collections                  R 4 530, 80            Planned Giving            R 2 557, 77

Southern Cross         R    100, 00             Advent Appeal             R 2 378, 60

Calendars                    R    100, 00 

Thank you most sincerely for your generosity! 

  1. PLEASE NOTE THAT LITURGICAL CALENDARS FOR 2019 are on sale at R20 each. 

 The Banns of Upcoming Marriages


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

12 January     @ 14h00           Enrique Jaipal & Kim Riley


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. 



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

24th Dec. at 23h30        Advent Carols and Lessons                Cathedral

                                          Advent Carols and Lessons                Nazareth House

25th Dec. at 00h00       MIDNIGHT MASS                                 Cathedral

                                        MIDNIGHT MASS                                Nazareth House

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

at 08h45        Christmas Day Mass                           Nazareth House

at 10h00        Christmas Day Mass                           The Cathedral 

26th Dec. at 08h00        Holy Mass                                             Villa Maria

                  at 09h00        Holy Mass                                            Nazareth House


27th December              Normal Mass times resume until 31st December 2018


31st Dec. at 23h55        Holy Mass                                           Cathedral 

01st Jan. at 08h00        Holy Mass                                           Villa Maria

                 at 09h00         Holy Mass                                          Nazareth House

 02nd January                Normal Mass times resumes in all three Mass Centres




12th & 13th January      Catechetics Sign-up Weekend.  All parents and or guardians must please register their children for Catechism

Instructions in the parish.  You will have an opportunity to do so at all the Mass Centres in the parish.  

19th January at 09h00 Morning of Recollection and Training for everyone  involved in ministry in the parish.  Join the team from

the Centre for Pastoral Development at Lansdowne Parish Hall.  Guest speaker is Father Peter-John Pearson, Vicar  General of the Archdiocese.

The cost is R30 and please bring your own mug for coffee/tea.  Please RSVP to Sharyn on 021 462 2417

19th & 20th January      Address to the Parish Regarding the Parish Finances.  This will take place at the end of all the weekend Masses.

 27th January   Catechist Sunday

01st February   Holy Mass will be celebrated at the Cathedral at 13h10 to mark the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act by Parliament on 01st February 1997.

 03rd February   Catechists Fundraising after the 10h00 Holy Mass

23rd February    An Introductory Session for anyone interested in  Discerning for the Priesthood or Religious Life or  maybe just curious about

what such a vocation might entail.  The venue is the Chancery (Cathedral Place), behind the Cathedral and it will be from 10h00 until 12h30.

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