Make a Morning Offering taken from Dr Gregory Bottaro weekly email
This week (if you don’t already), commit to starting each day offering all of yourself to God.
Pope St. John Paul II encouraged the practice of praying a Morning Offering, saying that it is “of fundamental importance in the life of each and every one of the faithful.”
Here’s one based on a Morning Offering written by St. Thérèse:
“O my God! I offer You all my actions of this day for the intentions and for the glory of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I desire to sanctify every beat of my heart, every thought, and my simplest works by uniting them to Its infinite merits, and wish to make reparation for my sins by casting them into the furnace of Its merciful love.
O my God! For myself and for those whom I hold dear, I ask for the grace to fulfill perfectly your Holy Will, and to accept out of love for you the joys and sorrows of this passing life, so that we may one day be united together in heaven for all eternity. Amen.”
Prison Ministry Appeal
Our parish Prison Ministry team go into the Krugersdorp Correctional on Saturday mornings, where the Alpha course is presented. We hand out Alpha manuals and Bibles. We need Bibles for this ministry and we are appealing for Bibles in English, Portuguese, Xhosa, Tsonga and Zulu. Please consider purchasing a Bible in one of these languages and leave it in the repository for collection.
MARYVALE CATHOLIC CHURCH VENERATION CHAPEL The Adoration Chapel has been converted into a Veneration Chapel, You are encouraged to use it for personal OR group prayers. It is suitable for doing most devotions e.g. Divine Mercy, Sacred Heart, Novenas etc. The Veneration Chapel is open from 08h00 – 18h00 Sunday to Sunday (not Tuesday’s). PRAY, PRAY, PRAY FOR YOU AND FOR ALL!
Bible and the Virgin Mary
Are you looking to deepen your love for the Blessed Virgin Mary? Do you want to grow in knowledge of Catholic teachings on the Blessed Mother and how they are connected to Scripture? Join us for this 8 week Bible Study Program, with Marian Devotion, starting on Wednesday evening 13th October 2021 from 7 – 8:30pm. 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. Learn about Mary’s role in salvation history, and what role she continues to play in our lives today. See Mary as you’ve never seen her before.
Based on Scott Hahn’s Hail, Holy Queen and presented by dynamic speaker Matthew Leonard, this study has something for everyone from the newly confirmed to the fully engaged cradle Catholic.
Watch the trailer here….
Maryvale Church is open for prayer and the Parish office is open as normal (8am to 4pm weekdays)
We are now allowed 250 people inside the church for mass. Do encourage friends and family to return to mass.
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
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/