Thought for the day
In a culture where God is, apparently, absent, it may sound strange to hear words such as “Do not be afraid” and “God is with us.” Such assurances are at the heart our biblical faith from start to finish. Everyone who is anyone in the Bible is told not to be afraid. And the assurance “I will be with you” is found throughout starting with the very name of God in Ex 3:14, I am who I am. The God – in whom we live and move and have our being – is there all along, whether we are aware of it or not. Faith is the moment of discovery and recognition.
You are with us always: you are with us in creation in all its splendour, in our fellow human beings in all their generosity, you are with us in the quiet where we are alone with you. Amen.
THE PAROCHIAL NOTICES
- LAST WEEKEND’S FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS
Collection R 9 943, 45 Planned Giving R 6 088, 88
Southern Cross R 984, 00 Advent Appeal R 3 158, 40
Thank you for your generosity and support!
- Please Note that there will be a SECOND COLLECTION this weekend towards the Annual Advent Appeal.
- FESTIVAL OF CAROLS AND LESSONS IN THE CATHEDRAL on Sunday 22nd December at 18h30
- THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM – Our next Baptism will be celebrated in the Cathedral on Sunday, 05th January at the 10h00 Mass. The date of the Preparation class must still be determined.. Should you wish to baptize your child please arrange an appointment with the Priest before then.
- SHONA MASS FOR JANUARY 2020 will be on Sunday 12th January at 11h45
THE BANNS OF MARRIAGE
28th Dec at 15h00 Luigi Di Martino & Heather Ford –Convalidation
03rd Jan at 14h30 Oledayo Oyekanmi & Tonia Osedebe -Convalidation
05th Jan at 15h00 Matthew Akmal & Agnieszka Gradzewicz -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.
PLEASE NOTE THE FORTHCOMING EVENTS
- CANADIAN CHOIR CONCERT AT THE CATHEDRAL ON WEDNESDAY 15th JANUARY 2020 at 19h00. Tickets are R100 per person. The 30 member choir is composite of two choirs, Song Routes and Village Harmony. They will be touring South Africa between 06th – 18th January 2020.
24th Dec. at 00h00 The Cathedral Archbishop Stephen Brislin
Nazareth House Father Rohan Smuts
25th Dec. at 07h30 Villa Maria Father Ricardo Smuts
at 08h45 Nazareth House Father Luigi Benigni
at 10h00 The Cathedral Father Rohan Smuts
26th Dec. at 08h00 Villa Maria Father Ricardo Smuts
at 09h00 Nazareth House Father Luigi Benigni
27th Dec. at 08h00 Villa Maria Father Luigi Benigni
at 09h00 Nazareth House Father Ricardo Smuts
at 13h10 The Cathedral Father Rohan Smuts
28th Dec. at 07h00 Nazareth House Father Ricardo Smuts
at 07h10 Villa Maria Father Luigi Benigni
at 18h00 The Cathedral Father Rohan Smuts
29th Dec. at 07h30 Villa Maria Father Luigi Benigni
at 08h45 Nazareth House Father Rohan Smuts
at 10h00 The Cathedral Father Luigi Benigni
at 17h00 The Cathedral Father Rohan Smuts
31st Dec. at 23h55 The Cathedral Bishop Sylvester David OMI
01st Jan. at 08h00 Villa Maria Father Luigi Benigni
at 09h00 Nazareth House Father Rohan Smuts