Fr Tony has resumed public masses at Maryvale. A reminder of mass times:
Weekday Morning Mass – Mon to Sat 07h00 / 7am Weekday Evening Mass – Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 18h00 / 6pm
Weekend Mass – Sat 17h30 / 5:30pm Sun 08h00 / 10h00 / 17h30
POPE’S GENERAL AUDIENCE: Solidarity needed to rebuild post-pandemic community
Pope Francis continued his catechesis series on the topic “Healing the world”, at the weekly General Audience.
Solidarity is more than “a few sporadic acts of generosity.” Rather, he said, solidarity involves creating a mindset which thinks “in terms of community and the priority of life of all over the appropriation of goods by a few.”
The Pope went on to reflect on the Biblical account of the tower of Babel (Gen 11:1-9).
When humanity tries to reach to heaven while ignoring our relationship with each other, creation, and the Creator, we wind up unifying languages and constructing skyscrapers – but we “destroy community” and “mortify cultural wealth”.
Another unfortunate result, said the Pope, is that we instrumentalize others as a workforce, rather than building up a community.
Pentecost, said Pope Francis, is the answer and antithesis of Babel.
Descending upon the community, “the Spirit creates unity in diversity; He creates harmony.”
“With Pentecost,” he said, “God makes Himself present and inspires the faith of the community united in diversity and in solidarity.”
Maryvale Parish Notices
The Southern Cross monthly magazine will be available at Maryvale at the beginning of October for R30. Please continue to support the Southern Cross by buying a copy each month.
Opening of Maryvale Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated in the hall (50 people) and sound projected in the car park.
ATTENDEES COME TO MASS ENTIRELY AT THEIR OWN RISK AND NEED TO FOLLOW REQUIRED PROTOCOLS:
- Wear a face mask to and throughout mass
- Sanitize hands at the entrance to the hall
- Fill in personal details list
- Observe/keep social distance at all times (2m all round)
WEEKDAY AND WEEKEND MASSES WILL BE CELEBRATED AT THESE TIMES:
Weekday Morning Mass – Mon to Sat 07h00 / 7am
Weekday Evening Mass – Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 18h00 / 6pm
Weekend Mass – Sat 17h30 / 5:30pm
Sun 08h00 / 10h00 / 17h30
Public confession with public absolution at ALL weekend masses
Should you need to contact Fr Tony use the office phone number – 011 640 3154 or visit the office
Maryvale parishioners are encouraged to join the Online Alpha offered by Bryanston Parish
See more here https://www.facebook.com/alphabryanstoncc/
Do you have questions about Life and Faith. Why not join us on our next Alpha Online starting on 9 September at 19h30.
Alpha runs once a week over 12 weeks. It’s an opportunity to come and explore life’s big questions about life and faith. It’s a place where you can really dig into and discuss those questions that may be difficult to discuss in other places. We meet each week, listen to an engaging talk, and then meet in small discussion groups to have a casual conversation.
We encourage everyone to invite 5 people to join us on this journey. Alpha is a great way to invite family and friends to explore or understand the basics of Christianity in a casual and non judgemental environment. If you have people in your life who no longer go to church, or do not know Jesus. Please invite them to attend Online Alpha.
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
https://www.catholicjhb.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/AD-News-Aug-2020.pdf for the August 2020 AdNews
The Southern Cross monthly magazine will be available at Maryvale at the beginning of October for R30.