Thought for the day


When core ritual practices undergo change, this indicates a major shift in worldview. A good example for today is how we conduct funerals. There was a traditional pattern which is now breaking down, even if slowly. The tradition reflected convictions: prayer for the dead, hope of eternal life, fear of judgement and so forth. The cur-rent “customisation” of funerals tells us that such a world of meaning no longer holds. What do people really thinks happens when we die? And yet, hope in the faithfulness of God, who raised Jesus is really at the centre of Christian faith from the very start. In any case, we’re all in for a surprise!




Our loving God, you raised Jesus from the dead, the first fruits of all who have fallen asleep. Strengthen our hope in your abundant gift. Amen.




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  1. Father Rohan will be away this week Nov 11th to the 15th on retreat.


  1. THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM – Our next Baptism will be celebrated in the Cathedral on Sunday, 01st December at the 10h00 Mass. Preparation class will take place on the Thursday, 28th November 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. CATHEDRAL MORTUARY LIST – For the whole month of November, starting on the 02nd, parishioners will be given the opportunity to submit the names of their departed loved ones to renew the list of the Faithful Departed. Weekly Holy Masses are offered for their repose.  Please submit these and a stipend in the envelopes that will be provided to any of the Cathedral Clergy or alternatively in the collection basket on the weekends.


  1. This Week in the Southern Cross: Joys, worries as Radio Veritas turns 20/Catholic bishop now leads SA Church leaders/Church’s history of opposing abortion/Getting close to St Eugene de Mazenod/Catholic jokes book aims for big laughs/The tensions of art


ST MARY’S PRIMARY SCHOOL has launched a Breakfast Club, feeding the learners nutritious e’Pap and fruit before school starts in the morning.  They are in need of and would welcome helping hands between 08h00 and 09h00.  If you are able to assist one morning a week, please contact Aletta on 076 324 6292.



Please note that due to the Challenge Cape Town We Are Triathlon on Sunday 10th November there will a road closures in and around the CBD, including roads leading to the Cathedral



07th Dec at 14h00        Sean Ferrier & Faranaaz Miller

14th Dec at 09h00        Matthew Thyssen & Michaele Theunis

14th Dec at 14h00        Luis Carlos Yerena Contreras & 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.




  • The Bellville Catholic Charismatic Prayer Group will be hosting a HEALING AND DELIVERANCE CONFERENCE at Our Lady of Fatima Community Hall on 14th – 16th December 2019 from 09h00 until 17h00. Costs are R100 per person and for further information contact either Susan Hartzenberg on 072 202 0470 or Druscilla van Niekerk on 082 409 4378.


  • FESTIVAL OF CAROLS AND LESSONS in the Cathedral on Sunday 22nd December at 18h30

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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