The Bible and the Virgin Mary
On Wednesday evening from 19h00 to 20h30 in the hall grow in knowledge of Catholic teachings on the Blessed Mother and how they are connected to Scripture. This is an 8 week Bible Study Program with Marian Devotion which started on 13th October 2021. It is not too late to join either in person or online.
The Four Marian Dogmas
There are four dogmas stating Mary’s personal relationship with God and her role in human salvation.
1) Divine Motherhood
Mary’s divine motherhood was proclaimed at the Council of Ephesus in 431.
2) Perpetual Virginity
The expression perpetual virginity, ever-virgin, or simply “Mary the Virgin” refers primarily to the conception and birth of Jesus. Although never explicated in detail, the Catholic Church holds as dogma that Mary was and is Virgin before, in and after Christ’s birth.
3) Immaculate Conception
The solemn definition of Mary’s Immaculate Conception is like Divine Motherhood and Perpetual Virginity part of the Christological doctrine, but it was proclaimed as an independent dogma by Pope Pius IX in his Apostolic Constitution “Ineffabilis Deus” (December 8, 1854). Though highlighting a privilege of Mary it in fact stresses the dignity and holiness required to become “Mother of God.” The privilege of the Immaculate Conception is the source and basis for Mary’s all-holiness as Mother of God. More specifically, the dogma of the Immaculate Conception states “that the most Blessed Virgin Mary, from the first moment of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege from Almighty God and in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, was kept free of every stain of original sin.”
4) The Assumption
This marian dogma was proclaimed by Pope Pius XII on November 1, 1950 on his Encyclical Munificentissimus Deus. The dogma states that “Mary, Immaculate Mother of God ever Virgin, after finishing the course of her life on earth, was taken up in body and soul to heavenly glory.”
Donate your Rosaries (Broken or new)
Please hand in any Rosaries at the repository. They will be repaired and given to an inmate by one of our Prison Ministry Team.
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!
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/