Both sons have misconstrued the relationship with their father. The older son wants to relate on a basis of

servile loyalty (allegorically, the Law). The younger son, on his return, wishes to relate on the basis of confession of sin and desires to be treated as a slave. The father rejects both projections. Servile loyalty and guilt are not unknown in the Christian tradition!


Abba, Father, show us your compassion and let us know your love. Amen.




Collections              R 5 168.20                   Planned Giving             R  7 400.00

Southern Cross     R       90.00                  Lenten Appeal         R  4 273.50

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. The draw will take place on April 7th.

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.

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.



 6th April                        Monte Rosa Home for the Aged Bazaar

 7th April 10h00              Pilgrim Mother Rally Day at Schoenstatt, Constantia for more info contact Sr. M. Glynis (021 4238136) or Eddie and Jinny Moses (021 6370133)

 11th April at 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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