Thought for the day

 Inclusivity and inclusion are buzz words in our culture.  We find the radical openness of Jesus very helpful today, as we try to see the future of the Christian project.  St Paul himself has been called the “founder of universalism” (Alain Badiou).  Two comments may help us reflect.  Firstly, not everyone is guided by this vision – the evidence for “exclusivism” is all around us. Secondly, in the Christian vision, respect for all is grounded not only in creation (“image and likeness of God” but also in salvation (“God wants all people to be saved”).  Both dimensions are important for Jesus, for Paul and for us today.


 God of mercy, your love reaches out to all without distinction.  As we have experienced your compassion, may we show the same love to all.




Collection           R 10 362, 60                    Planned Giving               R 7 658, 88

Southern Cross  R       108, 00

Thank you for your generosity and support!  

  1. SECOND COLLECTION next weekend for Mission Sunday. Please take an envelope with you this weekend.
  1. Cardinal Wilfred Fox Napier invites you to attend the launch of his book The here and now Christian on Monday 14th October in the Atrium of the Chancery starting at 18h30. His Eminence is available to sign copies of his book. RSVP Dawn Haynes on 083 564 2929
  1. The Finance Department of the Archdiocese of Cape Town is looking for an Experienced, Qualified Accountant to manage and maintain its accounting records reporting to the Financial Administrator of the Archdiocese. For further information, please see the noticeboards for further information.
  1. THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM – Our next Baptism will be celebrated in the Cathedral on Sunday, 03 November at the 10h00 Mass. Preparation class will take place on the Thursday, 31st October at 19h00 in the precincts of the Cathedral Office.  Should you wish to baptize your child please arrange an appointment with the Priest before then.
  1. Pontifical Mission Society Liturgical Calendars for 2020 are on sale now at R20 each. 
  1. Society of St Vincent De Paul (Cathedral) expresses A HUGE Thank You to all parishioners who donated non-perishable food items this past weekend, we are incredibly grateful. You will notice that we have been handing out the Pick and Pay Mandela day bags, which were generously donated to us, as they have a shopping list on them. We hope and pray that it will give you a better idea of what non-perishable items we are looking for. Toiletries are also needed if you are not sure what you would like to donate.  Thank you once again, we really do appreciate your generosity.
  1. A Funeral Notice: Mrs Françoise Daly’s Requiem Mass will take place on Thursday 17th October at 15h00 in The Metropolitan Cathedral.



07th Dec at 14h00        Sean Ferrier & Faranaaz Miller

14th Dec at 09h00        Matthew Thyssen & Michaele Theunis

14th Dec at 14h00        Carlos Yerena & Elrechia Michaels

28th Dec at 15h00        Luigi Di Martino & Heather Ford (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 intention to do so.  Please contact the Cathedral office to set up an appointment with one of the Cathedral clergy to complete the Pre-Nuptial Enquiry and to arrange the required Marriage Preparation Classes.



  • SCHOENSTATT COVENANT MASS on Friday 18th October at 19h30 at Villa Maria.
  • Please note: Mrs Carlene Weitz, the Parish Secretary, will be away on her annual leave from Monday 07th October until 25th
  • MASS FOR DECEASED BISHOPS, CLERGY, RELIGIOUS and BENEFACTORS on Thursday 31st October at 10h30 in St Michael’s Catholic Church, Rondebosch
  • This week in The Southern Cross – SA’s joy over Pope’s new Bible Day; What Taizé can teach us today; How Harry and Meghan came to a Catholic Project; What Archbishop Slattery told Irish Newspaper; The joys and troubles of the new saint Newman. THIS WEEK’S EDITORIAL – Careful how you evangelise.

The Cathedral Parish is completely committed to ensuring the safety of our children. For further information consult the website of the Archdiocese: using the Ministries Tab or contact our Parochial Coordinator, Margie Cook on 0824618607.


























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