2022 1st Sunday Lent

Parish Bulletin

The NOTICES for 1st Sunday Lent


The Synod of Bishops (Re: The Synod on Synodality) is trying to answer this one fundamental question. 


All Catholic Communities/Parishes are asked to help do this personal (individual) and ecclesial (collective) discernment by prayerfully listening to the Holy SpiritNot to Human voices!

PARISH LENTEN RETREATThe Synod of Bishops:  Saturday 5 March from 08h00 – 15h00 in the Church. Please bring your Bible pen notepad & a packed lunch.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS   Begins on Friday after Mass (18h00)  18h45 Stations of the Cross

11 March ‘22 at 18h45 – Choir  The Stations of the Cross to be used on Friday 4 March are downloadable here

18 March’22 at 18h45 – Proclaimers

25 March’22 at 18h45 – Ushers

01 April’22 at 18h45 – EMHC’S

08 April’22 at 18h45 – Catechists

15 April’22(Good Friday) at 10h00 – Evangelization

LITURGICAL GROUP CO-ORDINATOR Please take Note of the date and time your group is on duty for the Stations of the Cross. Find suitable people preferably (two?) to help Father. Please get the Stations script from Father


– Lent is a time of Preparation for the celebration of Easter

– Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent which goes to the Saturday before Palm Sunday. The weekdays of Lent take     precedence over the Feast of Saints.

– The Gloria and the Alleluia is always omitted in the celebration of Holy Mass.

– It is not permitted to decorate the Altar with flowers, and musical instruments may be played only for the purpose of sustaining singing.

– The Sacrament of Marriage can be celebrated during Lent. The Parish Priest should however make the spouses aware of       the Penitential character of this Season.

– Ash Wednesday is a day of Penance for the Church, to be marked by Fasting and Abstinence from eating meat.

 1000 HAIL MARYS  –  A SUPER ROSARY on the 26 MAR ’22 Starting with Holy Mass  at 07h00 – 15h15pm RSVP: Mathabo  073 190 3585, Shiro  063 856 7967  &  Limenako 082 832 7499.   Participants advised to go to confession ahead of the main day this is a fasting retreat however light meals are recommended. Covid protocols will be observed at all times.


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

Please contact the following people should you be interested in the Ministries below:

Choir Co-Ordinator – Antoine Papayya (082 218 1222) [email protected]

Eucharistic Ministers Co-Ordinator – Kevin Kearns (082 561 5698) [email protected]

Proclaimer Co-Ordinators – Pip Jackson & Rudo Dumbutshene (Pip 0796440041) (Rudo 084 429 6290)

Pip – [email protected]  Rudo – ([email protected])

Minister of Environment – Flowers Gorete Di Rago (083 459 5506) [email protected]

Altar Servers Co-Ordinator – Jack Phaladi (076 564 2724) [email protected]

Ushers Co-Ordinator – Mirriam Mwale (083 668 8138) [email protected]

Funeral Ministers Co-Ordinator – Joyce Ndlovu (082 681 1573) [email protected]

Synod 2023 Preparatory Document can be obtained at Synod Vademecum

The Archdiocese of Johannesburg has a web page here https://www.catholicjhb.org.za/synod/ and have put out this synod booklet

Download a digital copy of the ADNews here 

Download the Link, Maryvale Notices, and the digital bulletin by clicking the buttons below, as well as a Lenten booklet by Clement Harrold and the Maryvale 2022 Evangelization Program

The Angelus

Set an alarm on your phone to remind you to pray at 6am, noon and 6pm. Alternatively, download the Angelus App (set the times that you would like to be reminded in settings):
Angelus App on Android    or    Praying the Angelus by Magnificat  on iphones


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