2021 1st Sunday of Lent Year B

THE WILD GOOSE (In person or online)

This ministry starts on Wednesday 24th February 2021 at 7pm in the Hall.  Registration opens at 6:30pm.  Alternatively you can join online via Zoom.  All Zoom participants must register online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScs9kWogPfb_FLBFJPr15EEtFgvkov-J71U9kO6uGAxI3g3Fw/viewform?usp=sf_link   For queries please contact: Rev Gerald Rodrigues 083 659 3392.

To watch The Wild Goose Trailer: https://wildgoose.tv/programs/the-wild-goose-trailer-e24a5d

 Parish Retreat:

The Carmelite Fathers will do a Parish Retreat at Maryvale Catholic Church on Saturday the 27th Feb 2021 from 09h00 – 15h00 in the Hall (there is no charge) bring a bible, a pen, writing paper & a packed lunch.

Stations of the Cross – every Friday at 18h00 in the Church

 Register for the National Catholic Men’s Conference from February 19-21 (this weekend).  It’s totally FREE and there is an excellent choice of online speakers

Message of the Holy Father  for Lent 2021    read the full text here

“Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem” (Mt 20:18).

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Jesus revealed to his disciples the deepest meaning of his mission when he told them of his passion, death and resurrection, in fulfilment of the Father’s will. He then called the disciples to share in this mission for the salvation of the world.

In our Lenten journey towards Easter, let us remember the One who “humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross” (Phil 2:8). During this season of conversion, let us renew our faith, draw from the “living water” of hope, and receive with open hearts the love of God, who makes us brothers and sisters in Christ. At the Easter vigil, we will renew our baptismal promises and experience rebirth as new men and women by the working of the Holy Spirit. This Lenten journey, like the entire pilgrimage of the Christian life, is even now illumined by the light of the resurrection, which inspires the thoughts, attitudes and decisions of the followers of Christ.

Fasting, prayer and almsgiving, as preached by Jesus (cf. Mt 6:1-18), enable and express our conversion. The path of poverty and self-denial (fasting), concern and loving care for the poor (almsgiving), and childlike dialogue with the Father (prayer) make it possible for us to live lives of sincere faith, living hope and effective charity.

 

 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 February 2021 ADNews here

 The Southern Cross Magazine January and February 2021 are on sale at the entrance to the church.  Please buy a printed copy (R30). 

 

"You shall help to provide for the needs of the Church."

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