MASS TIMESSatSundaysMonTueWedThuFri*Public Holiday
CATHEDRAL18:0010:00 & 17:0013:1013:1013:1013:1013:10
VILLA MARIA07:3007:0007:0007:00*08:00
NAZARETH HOUSE09:0008:4507:0007:00*09:00

* On public holidays there will only be one Mass, depending on which day of the week it falls.

CONFESSIONSEvery Saturday from 17:30 – 17:50 at the Cathedral or by appointment.


1st Reading:  1Revelation 11:19; 12:1-6.10.  Resp. Psalm:  Ps  45:10-12.16.  ℟:  On your right stands the queen in gold of Ophir. 

2nd Reading:  1 Corinthians 15:20-27. Gospel acclamation: Mary has been taken up into heaven; the host of angles rejoices.

Gospel:  Luke 1:39-56.

ASSUMPTION CELEBRATION: To honour the patronal feast of South Africa there will be a liturgical celebration for the whole Archdiocese (no Mass!) on Sunday 20 August at 15h00 at Our Lady Help of Christians, Lansdowne. All are invited to attend.

SVP WINTER DRIVE: The SVP is urgently looking for donations of warm second hand clothing, jerseys, jackets scarves, beanies etc. Also second hand blankets. Non-perishable items tinned foods, sugar, coffee, tea, porridge, cup of soup, oil, pasta etc. All goods can be dropped off at the Parish office or the Cathedral.

CATHEDRAL CLEANING: In preparation for the confirmations we will spring-clean the Cathedral on Saturday 19th August at 10h00. I would be grateful if all parishioners could lend a hand in the upkeep of their church. 

CONFIRMATION:  Confirmationwill be taken place on Saturday, 26th August at 18h00 at the Cathedral. Please keep the following candidates in your prayers as they prepare to receive this important sacrament: Angel Khosah, Jose Opincai, Joseane da Silva, Lisa-Rayne Watson, Michaela Bowers, Michael Kuriyazi, and Nicole Riches.

ST MARY’S PRIMARY SCHOOL 160th ANNIVERSARY: This month the school will celebrate its 160th anniversary since its establishment in 1863. We congratulate all learners, parents, and staff.

TRAINING FOR THE PROCLAIMERS OF THE WORD: will take Place on Saturday 2 September at 10h00 in the Cathedral. All those who would like to join the ministry are also welcome to attend as this training is a prerequisite.

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