FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT – YEAR A
First Reading: Isaiah 2:1-5. Resp. Psalm: Ps 122:1-9. ℟: We shall go rejoicing to the house of the Lord. Second Reading: Roman 13:11-14. Gospel acclamation: Let us see, O Lord, your mercy, and grant us your salvation. Gospel: Matthew 24:37-44.
THE ARCHBISHOP’S ADVENT APPEAL: There will be a second collection on all the Sunday of Advent for the Pastoral and Building needs of the Archdiocese. Please take your set of envelopes that is available at the entrance.
TEA AT THE CATHEDRAL: You are cordially invited to a social gathering after the 10h00 Mass on Sunday, 27 November 2022. All are welcome and it is free of charge.
CHILD SAFEGUARDING PRESENTATION: At the tea on 27 November an important Child Safeguarding presentation will be shown, especially for all involved in ministry and the new PPC/PFC members.
INAUGURATION OF THE NEW PPC AND PFC: The new PPC and PFC will be blessed and officially inaugurated at the 10h00 Mass on Sunday, 27 November.
SVP FOOD DRIVE: The St Vincent de Paul Society has started a “bring a tin to Mass” drive for those in our parish for whom Christmas will be bleak given the price of food. More info can be found on the poster in the foyer.
DONATIONS/PLANNED GIVING/TITHES: We are thankful to all those who are contributing weekly to the collection. Please prayerfully consider making a donation or joining the Planned Giving instead to help us budget.
Banking details: St Marys Cathedral, Standard Bank, Account number: 071 564 780.
A FUN DAY FOR GIRLS AT SCHOENSTATT: The Schoenstatt Girls youth are delighted to announce that we will once again be hosting a fun day around the Shrine in Constantia for girls aged between 8 and 13 years! The theme of the day is “Following the Star” and the topic is Advent! For most information see Poster of the notice board.
CHRISTMAS EVE MASS TIMES: Cathedral and Nazareth House at 20h00. No other Masses on 24 December. No 17h00 Mass on Christmas Day.