THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD – YEAR A
First Reading: Isaiah 62:11-12. Resp. Psalm: Ps 97:1.6.11-12. ℟: AA light will shine on us this day: the Lord is born for us. Second Reading: Titus 3:4-7. Gospel acclamation: Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom he is pleased. Gospel: Luke 2:15-20.
SVP FOOD DRIVE The St Vincent de Paul Society wishes to thank the parishioners of St Mary’s for their very generous contribution to the foodstuffs for those less fortunate.
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.
OFFICE CLOSURE: The parish secretary is on leave until 24 January 2023. Please contact Fr Dominic via email at firstname.lastname@example.org during this time.
WEEKDAY MASSES: Please note that there will be no lunch time Masses at the Cathedral from 26 December 2022 to 6 January 2023 due to Fr Christian’s annual leave. There are two daily Masses at Nazareth House and Villa Maria. Public Holiday times apply for 26 & 27 December as well as 2 January.
NEW YEAR’S EVE MASS: Saturday 31 December at 20h00 at the Cathedral.
NEW YEAR’S DAY MASSES: Villa Maria 07h30; Nazareth House 08h45; Cathedral 10h00. There will be no 17h00 Mass on New Year’s Day.
INFANT BAPTISMS: The next baptism of infants will take place on Saturday 28 January at the 18h00 Mass. Please contact the office at least two weeks before to fill in the necessary forms.
I would like to wish you and your loved ones and family members a blessed and grace-filled celebration of the birth of our Saviour this Christmas.
God bless. Fr Dominic