2020 24th Sunday OT

Parish Bulletin

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

We welcome Deacon Vusi Khumalo who is working at Maryvale until his ordination in December 2020.


Christian Response to Pandemic Based on Love

Taken from https://zenit.org/2020/09/09/full-text-of-popes-september-9-general-audience-address/

The Christian response to the pandemic and to the consequent socio-economic crisis is based on love, above all, love of God who always precedes us (see 1 Jn 4:19). He loves us first, He always precedes us in love and in solutions. He loves us unconditionally and when we welcome this divine love, then we can respond similarly. I love not only those who love me – my family, my friends, my group – but I also love those who do not love me, I also love those who do not know me or who are strangers, and even those who make me suffer or whom I consider enemies (see Mt 5:44). This is Christian wisdom, this is how Jesus acted. And the highest point of holiness, let’s put it that way, is to love one’s enemies which is not easy, it is not easy. Certainly, to love everyone, including enemies, is difficult – I would say it is even an art! But an art that can be learned and improved. True love that makes us fruitful and free is always expansive, and true love is not only expansive, it is inclusive. This love cares, heals, and does good. How many times a caress does more good than many arguments, a caress, we can think, of pardon instead of many arguments to defend oneself. It is inclusive love that heals.


It is therefore time to improve our social love – I want to highlight this: our social love – with everyone’s contribution, starting from our littleness. The common good requires everyone’s participation. If everyone contributes his or her part, and if no one is left out, we can regenerate good relationships on the communitarian, national, and international levels and even in harmony with the environment (see LS, 236). Thus, through our gestures, even the most humble ones, something of the image of God we bear within us will be made visible, because God is the Trinity, God is love, God is love. This is the most beautiful definition of God that is in the Bible. The Apostle John, who loved Jesus so much, gives it to us. With His help, we can heal the world working, yes, all together for the common good, for everyone’s common good. Thank you.

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.


  • 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 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 Charismatic Prayer Group is inviting you for Online Fellowship,

Date: Every Tuesday    Time: 19:00 – 20:00

Topic: Various encouraging talks with scriptures.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 893 9889 0504
Passcode: 135023

You may also join by dialing any of the numbers below.:

Dialing from Cape Town
+27 21 426 8190
+27 21 426 8191
+27 87 550 3946
Dialing from JHB
+27 87 551 7702


 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 

A collection will be taken at all weekend masses.


https://www.catholicjhb.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/AD-News-Sep-2020.pdf  for the September 2020 AdNews


The Southern Cross monthly magazine will be available at Maryvale at the beginning of October for R30. 



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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