Stories of extraordinary experiences can leave us feeling on the outside— such moments of intense awareness of presence are rare and fleeting. And yet, we all have our inklings of something more, the surprise of God in the midst of the everyday. Any deep experience, when we take time to reflect on it and appropriate it, will disclose to us “the beyond in the midst” in Bonhoeffer’s happy phrase. Love, birth, death, a child, nature, music, goodness and so on—all tokens of the something more which draws us on.


God of surprises, you are the beyond in the midst of life, always there to take us by surprise and delight us with your presence. Amen, amen!





Collections             R 7 490.10                   Planned Giving             R  4 840.00

Southern Cross     R       80.00              Lenten Appeal         R  3 697.20

Thank you most sincerely for your generosity!



Stations of the Cross

Every Friday at 18h00 the Stations of the Cross will take place in the Cathedral, Villa Maria and Nazareth House.


Nazareth House Faith Sharing Group
will be meeting for Lent to begin preparing for Easter, on Thursdays. The venue is Larmenier village at 10h00. For more information please contact Greg Landman on 082 598 4095.


A “Everything Chocolate” hamper and an Elizabeth Arden gift pack are up for grabs. Raffle tickets are on sale at the back of the church. Only R20 per ticket.

Your support is greatly appreciated.


New wool delivery received.  No chunky or double knit wool received.  So I think we will be knitting baby jackets, booties and beanies, unless you don’t mind doubling up the wool to knit other goodies
Anyone willing to knit for us for “Bless a Baby” or for the children at Nazareth please contact me and I will supply you with the quantity of wool you need.  Phone: 021 4396987 or email:
We are also looking for a contact for children’s sheeting material to make duvets and pillow slips.  Also gay bright material for scatter cushions.



The Young Adults Group (YAG) will be visiting St Mary’s Home of Hope Shelter in Parrow on 7 April 2019. The shelter accomodates about 7 Women and 7 children. The shelter requires assistance mainly with regards to toiletries, nappies, clothes, and food groceries. Any parishioner wishing to donate in cash or kind towards this should contact the chairman of the YAG, Takudzwa, on 071 080 7485. There will also be a basket at the entrance of the church before and after the 10am mass for collecting donated items during the Sundays leading up to the visitation. Thank you very much.


Marriage Encounter

The first weekend for 2019 will be 29 – 31 March at Maryland Retreat Centre the cost for the weekend is R1700 per couple. That includes accommodation, breakfast, lunch, supper and coffee breaks.


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.





26th March 19h00          Public Lecture hosted by the SACBC Parlimentary Liason Office on The Sin of Abuse in Our Church: attempting to understand it. Speaker: Dr. Jan Jans at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Rondebosh


26th March 18h30          Parish Finance Council Meeting


28th March 18h30          PPC Meeting


30th March 9h30            Lenten Retreat for Liturgical Ministers: Proclaimers of The Word, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Sacristans, Ushers, P.P.C Members, Music Ministry, Altar Servers at Pinelands Catholic Church. RSVP Maud at 021 462 2417 or


6th April                        Monte Rosa Home for the Aged Bazaar


11th April 19h00            Parish Penitential Service at Nazareth House


16th April at 19h30        HOLY WEEK CONCERT AT THE CATHEDRAL. Cost of admission is R5o per person


18th August                   PLEASE NOTE that the Cologne Metropolitan Cathedral

Mädchenchor (Female Choir) 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.



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