THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
We all know from experience that happiness can be confused with all sorts of things – enjoyment, getting my own way, pleasure etc. We also all know – in our heart of hearts – that true happiness is not something that I have for myself but something that I am with others. Rather than something I possess, it is something that I am, with my values and vision. The paradox of human life is that we attain happiness not by aiming at it for ourselves but only making other people the focus of our lives and loves. In the words of St Paul: Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. (Rom 13:8)
God of our happiness, give us the wisdom that you alone can give so that we also may be wise and come to life in abundance, according to your will.
THE PAROCHIAL NOTICES
LAST WEEKEND’S FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS
Collections R 8 831, 10 Planned Giving R 3 027, 77
Southern Cross R 100, 00
Thank you most sincerely for your generosity!
** Please note that the next series of Second Collections will commence on the weekend of 09th & 10th March which will be in aid of the Lenten Appeal **
THE YOUNG ADULTS GROUP is calling on all Young Adults in the Parish who are interested, to come and join the group who meet regularly on Sundays after the 10 o’ clock Holy Mass. For any further inquiries, please contact their Chairman, Takudzwa Gutsa on 071 080 7485
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.
PLEASE NOTE THE FORTHCOMING EVENTS
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. For further information please contact Father Manuel
Fernandes SAC on 074 282 4307
23rd February The Cathedral Saint Vincent de Paul Society will meet at 09h30 in the Leslie Johnson Memorial Centre.
01st March St Mary’s Primary School Mass at 08h30 in the Cathedral.
02nd March Royal School of Church Music is presenting a workshop on the basics of the Organ. The presenters are Colleen Hart and Luther Lange. The venue is St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Chiappini Street, Green Point. RSCM Members is R30 (including refreshments) and non-members R50 (including refreshments). Please book by 27th February via email firstname.lastname@example.org
03rd March SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM AT THE 10h00 HOLY MASS. Parents and guardians must please register their children for baptism to any of the Cathedral Clergy. The Instruction Class will be on Thursday 28th February in the Cathedral Hall, commencing at 19h00.
05th March SHROVE TUESDAY – Our traditional Pancake Evening will take place in the Parish Room at Nazareth House from 17h30 to 20h30. Donations of wine, cool drinks, paper plates, serviettes will be most welcome. If you are willing to help serve, flip pancakes, make pancakes at home or supply the batter or a filling, please contact Hanne or Peter Sangiorgio on 021 461 0479 after 18h00.
06th March ASH WEDNESDAY – The times of Holy Masses are:
06h45 Villa Maria
07h00 Nazareth House
09h00 The Cathedral
13h10 The Cathedral
19h00 The Cathedral
07th March RITE OF ELECTION FOR THE RCIA – Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church starting at 19h00
07th March RITE OF ELECTION FOR THE RCIA – Cathedral Church of Our Lady of the Flight into Egypt starting at 19h00
09th March THE ARCHDIOCESE OF CAPE TOWN HEALTH CARERS ASSOCIATION will have a Day of Recollection at Nazareth House. Registration at 09h30, Holy Mass at 10h00. As usual, there is a Bring and Share Lunch.
18th August PLEASE NOTE that the Cologne Metropolitan Cathedral Female Choir, Kölner Mädchenchor, will be visiting South Africa in August and they will be singing at the 17h00 Holy Mass here at the Cathedral. They will also give a short concert after the 17h00 Holy Mass.