2021 17th Sunday OT Year B

The Maryvale parish office is open as normal (8am to 4pm weekdays)

Should you need to contact Fr Tony use the landline 011 640 3154

Fr Tony’s message to parishioners, as always, is to keep praying and to keep strong in your faith.

There are online courses that you may wish to participate in:

 Metanoia: New 10-part series invites viewers to continous conversion

Please register online: METANOIA

Life in the Spirit Seminar 3 August – 28 Sep 2021

Pope Francis has decided to institute a Church-wide celebration of a World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. Starting this year, it will be held on the fourth Sunday of July, close to the liturgical memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of Jesus.

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the First World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly [25 July 2021] (download full document below)

“I am with you always” (Mt 28:20): this is the promise the Lord made to his disciples before he ascended into heaven. They are the words that he repeats to you today, dear grandfathers and grandmothers, dear elderly friends. “I am with you always” are also the words that I, as Bishop of Rome and an elderly person like yourselves, would like to address to you on this first World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly. The whole Church is close to you – to us – and cares about you, loves you and does not want to leave you alone!

Think about it: what is our vocation today, at our age? To preserve our roots, to pass on the faith to the young and to care for the little ones. Never forget this.

….I want to tell you that you are needed in order to help build, in fraternity and social friendship, the world of tomorrow: the world in which we, together with our children and grandchildren, will live once the storm has subsided. All of us must “take an active part in renewing and supporting our troubled societies”. Among the pillars that support this new edifice, there are three that you, better than anyone else, can help to set up. Those three pillars are dreams, memory and prayer. The Lord’s closeness will grant to all, even the frailest among us, the strength needed to embark on a new journey along the path of dreams, memory and prayer.

Message from the Southern Cross – While we can’t go to Church, we bring the Church to you with this free issue from January, our last lockdown. 

Our Parish now has an active Facebook page  – https://www.facebook.com/MaryvaleCatholicChurch

We will post the weekly Bulletin, Notices and Link to the facebook page and continue sending out the weekly email (unsubscribe button is at the bottom of the email) and the WhattsApp Maryvale Bulletin group ( exit group button is at the end of the “Group info” in WhattsApp).   

The links to join either the Maryvale Bulletin WhatsApp Group or the email group are on the home page of https://www.maryvale.co.za/  

There are numerous lectures, courses and masses that you can access online.  Some of them are listed, with links, on this page.

 Download a digital copy of the July 2021 ADNews here 

 

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