Summary of the Holy Father’s words at the General Audience on Wednesday, 25 August 2021:
Dear brothers and sisters, in our continuing catechesis on the Letter to the Galatians, we have seen how Paul teaches that those living in the grace of Christ are set free from the demands of the Mosaic Law. Today we consider Paul’s claim that he had reprimanded Saint Peter in this regard. Peter had taken meals with Gentile Christians, but ceased to do so when a group of circumcised Christians arrived from Jerusalem. For Paul, this was a form of “hypocrisy” (Gal 2:13) that caused division in the community. All hypocrisy is born of a fear that holds us back from speaking the full truth; it leads to a life of pretense, where we say one thing but do another. Hypocrisy spreads like a virus. We find it often in our workplaces, in political life and, most detestably, in the Church itself. Jesus told us to let our yes” be “yes” and our “no” be “no” (cf. Mt 5:37). To act otherwise is to jeopardize the very unity within the Church for which the Lord himself prayed.
The Bible & the Virgin Mary – Join us for this 8 week Bible Study Program, with Marian Devotion, starting on Wednesday 13th October 2021 at 19h00. To prepare for consecration to our Lady on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception on 8 Dec 21. This can be via Zoom or by joining the group in the Hall.
Maryvale Church is open for prayer and the Parish office is open as normal (8am to 4pm weekdays)
We are allowed only 50 people inside the church for mass. The overflow may attend in the car park next to the hall.
The Southern Cross will be on sale in the foyer before and after all masses (R30) and the repository will be open. We now have a card machine in the repository.
Should you need to contact Fr Tony use the landline 011 640 3154
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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.