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.
POPE’S GENERAL AUDIENCE:
Christian Response to Pandemic Based on Love
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.
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 Charismatic Prayer Group is inviting you for Online Fellowship,
Date: Every Tuesday Time: 19:00 – 20:00
Topic: Various encouraging talks with scriptures.
Meeting ID: 893 9889 0504
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.