Parish Pastoral Council Elections

We are about to embark on the process of bringing together a new PPC that will serve our parish for the next three years – so let us understand what this is all about. According to the PPC Statutes of the Archdiocese, each parish shall have a Parish Pastoral Council to facilitate proper consultation and … [Read more…]

Christmas letter from Jean Vanier, founder of Faith and Light

Download the letter …  201512lettrejeanvanieren …………………  John Paul II used to say: “There is no peace without justice, and there is no justice without forgiveness.” I am currently reading a great book about forgiveness written by Desmond Tutu and his daughter Mpho Tutu: The Book of Forgiving. Having led the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in … [Read more…]

Thanksgiving Mass

Our Annual Parish Thanksgiving Mass is coming up soon on the 6th December- a highlight on the Church Calendar when our community with all its diverse rich components of age, culture, language comes together at a single mass to joyfully give thanks  and bring offerings to God for all the blessings bestowed during the year. … [Read more…]

Resources for Refugees and Asylum Seekers- J&P Group

JUSTICE AND PEACE MINISTRY- MARYVALE PARISH   SOME RESOURCES FOR REFUGEES & ASYLUM SEEKERS HOW TO ACCESS SOCIAL ASSISTANCE Introduction: Under South African law, refugees and asylum-seekers are entitled to have freedom of movement, right to work and the right to access social services. Unlike other African countries, there are no refugee camps in South … [Read more…]

“Why Catholic”

Why Catholic?” Programme 2 weeks ago we announced the Mission launch of the Why Catholic Programme on Thursday 27th August in the evening at 7.00 pm. and asked you to consider answering the question of  “Why am I a Catholic ?’ for yourself. What sort of answers did you come up with? Did you discover … [Read more…]

‘Laudato Si’,’ an Overview from Vatican Radio

A Rational Thought and a Moral Imperative on Climate Change Pope Francis’ 184-Page Encyclical Explains Ecological Crisis in the Light of the Church’s Social Doctrine. Pope Francis’ encyclical is focused on the idea of “integral ecology,” connecting care of the natural world with justice for the poorest and most vulnerable people. Only by radically reshaping … [Read more…]

Archdiocese of Jhb Catholic Youth Conference 13th June 2015

PROGRAM: Item Start Time Notes Arrival & Registration 8:30 South Deanery/Hosting parish youth/youth office Gathering/Teaching of Songs 9:00 Kervin/Dillon/Austin/Tevin Praise & Worship 9:30 Dillon Welcoming/ Orientation Talk 9:45 Sr. Juliana & Dillon Key Talk: “My command is this” 10:00 Fr. Godwin Garuba Break/Tea/”Bring me” 11:00 Vaal & Youth Office prep for Creative Comp Creative Competition … [Read more…]