2020 18th Sunday Ordinary Time

Parish Bulletin

Enjoy the above Children’s Story on https://www.facebook.com/ewtnonline/videos/vb.34701792581/302082260944608/?type=2&theater


Listen to a new message from Fr Tony:



Alpha Youth Online run by Bryanston Parish  Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/Alpha-Youth-Online-Bryanston-100134211796109/

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Pope Francis writes the preface to a new book entitled “Communion and Hope”, and encourages everyone to rediscover solidarity amid the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic.

Full article by Devin Watkins in  https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2020-07/pope-francis-book-preface-faith-in-coronavirus.html

In a book preface released on Tuesday, Pope Francis reflected on the lessons Christians have learned from the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Communion and Hope” was prepared by Cardinal Walter Kasper and Father George Augustin, and contains theological reflections from various authors about “witnessing the faith in times of coronavirus”.

“Like a sudden breaking storm, the coronavirus crisis has caught us all by surprise, abruptly changing on a global level our personal, public, family and working lives,” he wrote.

Many people, he lamented, have lost loved ones, as well as their jobs and financial stability. In many places, even Easter was celebrated in an unusual and solitary manner, and people were left unable to find solace in the Sacraments.

“This dramatic situation,” wrote Pope Francis, “highlights the vulnerable nature of our human condition, limited as it is by time and contingency.”

The pandemic has also forced us to question the roots of our happiness and to rediscover the treasure of our Christian faith, he added.

“It reminds us that we have forgotten or simply delayed attending to some of the key issues in life. It is making us evaluate what is really important and necessary, and what is of secondary or only superficial importance.”

The Pope called this “a time of trial” which gives us the chance to reorient our lives toward God.

“The crisis,” he said, “has shown us that, especially in times of need, we depend on our solidarity with others. In a new way, it is inviting us to place our lives at the service of others. It should make us aware of global injustice and wake us up to the cry of the poor and of our gravely diseased planet.”

Maryvale Parish Notices

Should you need to contact Fr Tony use the office phone number – 011 640 3154

 Beatrice is continuing RCIA classes online.  Anyone who would like to join the class should message or phone her on  082 450 4798

We appeal to our parishioners to continue donating to the parish and we suggest that your contributions be paid directly into the Parish Bank Account.  The Parish banking details are as follows:  Bank – Standard Bank     Acc Name – Maryvale Catholic Church     Acc Number – 001832670     Branch = 004105

Youth Alpha 


Registration is now open for the first Alpha Youth Online course launching Thursday 13 August @ 19h00 ‼️  Click the link below to register




Rosebank Parish are running an online Marriage Preparation course:  THE MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE
Venue: In your home via Zoom.  Dates: Our next course will commence in July 2020. Run over 6 sessions on Tuesday evenings – 21st, 28th July and 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th August 2020. Time: 7pm to 8:45pm
To register – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfS59IruudQjNWJxOJKmlYfO1icyPNhK_2Yaqn-igHuAH5oGA/viewform?usp=sf_link


https://www.catholicjhb.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/AD-News-Aug-2020.pdf  for the August 2020 AdNews






The Angelus

Set an alarm on your phone to remind you to pray at 6am, noon and 6pm. Alternatively, download the Angelus App (set the times that you would like to be reminded in settings):
Angelus App on Android      Praying the Angelus by Magnificat  on iphones


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