There will be 2 masses on Easter Sunday – 8am and 10am
Divine Mercy Sunday
Day 1 of the Divine Mercy Novena will be recited after the Stations of the Cross (10h00) on Good Friday. The Novena should be recited daily until Divine Mercy Sunday on the 8th day of Easter (11 April 2021). Download the Divine Mercy App to help you pray the Novena and Chaplet. https://www.marian.org/apps/
In a series of revelations to St. Maria Faustina Kowalska in the 1930s, our Lord called for a special feast day to be celebrated on the Sunday after Easter. Today, we know that feast as Divine Mercy Sunday, named by Pope St. John Paul II at the canonization of St. Faustina on April 30, 2000.
The Lord expressed His will with regard to this feast in His very first revelation to St. Faustina. The most comprehensive revelation can be found in her Diary entry 699:
My daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and a shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the fount of My mercy. The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. On that day are opened all the divine floodgates through which graces flow. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet. My mercy is so great that no mind, be it of man or of angel, will be able to fathom it throughout all eternity. Everything that exists has come from the very depths of My most tender mercy. Every soul in its relation to Me will contemplate My love and mercy throughout eternity. The Feast of Mercy emerged from My very depths of tenderness. It is My desire that it be solemnly celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the Fount of My mercy.
Nevertheless, Divine Mercy Sunday is NOT a feast based solely on St. Faustina’s revelations. Indeed, it is not primarily about St. Faustina — nor is it altogether a new feast. The Second Sunday of Easter was already a solemnity as the Octave Day of Easter. The title “Divine Mercy Sunday” does, however, highlight the meaning of the day. More information on Divine Mercy can be read here.
Starting Tuesday, March 30th the mobile app Catholify began the next 33 day consecration to St Joseph ending on the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, May 1st. The 33 day consecration follows the book written by Fr Donald Calloway. Join the Consecration to St. Joseph We have set up a Maryvale group. To join the group follow this link It is not too late to join the consecration.
The printed book is not available in SA at present, but the e-Book and audiobook are available to download on https://stjosephnow.org/
THE WILD GOOSE (In person or online)
This ministry is in progress (14 weeks of presentation and sharing) at 7pm on Wednesdays in the Hall. Attend in person or 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 or contact: Rev Gerald Rodrigues 083 659 3392. It is not too late to join.
Stations of the Light – every Saturday at 17h00 in the Church followed by Saturday evening mass. Booklet
There are numerous lectures, courses and masses that you can access online. Some of them are listed, with links, on this page.
The Southern Cross Magazine is on sale at the entrance to the church. Please buy a printed copy (R30).