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Second Sunday of Advent, Year A

Second Sunday of Advent, Year A

What’s not to love about John the Baptist? Frankly, just about everything if you happen to be the object of his acidic critiques. But John was a big hit among certain folks. Matthew tells us, “Jerusalem, all Judea, and the whole region around the Jordan were going out to him.” Today’s Scriptures force us into a choice: Either we confess that we’re part of the problem and take the plunge to work for a really different future, or we hang on in the style of the Sadducees or Pharisees. The biggest warning is that if we ignore John and his crowd, we’re not likely to recognize where Christ is working today.

2019 1st Sunday Advent Year A

2019 1st Sunday Advent Year A

  ADVENT Advent is the season of preparation for Christmas. The first Sunday of Advent is the beginning of the Christian year. On this first Sunday of Advent, we are reminded that we are waiting for the Lord’s coming not only at Christmas and at the End of Time,...

Christ the King Year C

Christ the King Year C

  DOGMATIC CONSTITUTION ON DIVINE REVELATIONDEI VERBUMSOLEMNLY PROMULGATED BY HIS HOLINESS POPE PAUL VI ON NOVEMBER 18, 1965 PREFACE Hearing the word of God with reverence and proclaiming it with faith, the sacred synod takes its direction from these words of St....

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

Congratulations and Blessings on all our First Holy Communicants   THE HOLY EUCHARIST Taken from EWTN – The greatest of the seven sacraments is the Holy Eucharist. The Catholic Church teaches that in the Eucharist, Our Lord Jesus Christ, true God and...

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

 Pope: The Holy Spirit is in Control of the Church By Carol Glatz – The Holy Spirit guides the Catholic Church’s mission, pointing the way to evangelise new lands and opening people’s hearts to be transformed by Christ, Pope Francis said. Pray to the Holy Spirit “for...

All Saints’ Day 2019

All Saints’ Day 2019

The 2019 Jhb Archdiocese Synod document is available at the back of the church (R10)  FIVE REASONS TO CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN THE CATHOLIC WAY: Well, we can't stop you from observing Halloween... but instead of dressing up your children as monsters, dress them up as...

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

    The 2019 Jhb Archdiocese Synod document is available at the back of the church (R10)    The next Justice and Peace Personal Empowerment Workshop, entitled “Can I become my own best friend?” will be offered in the Parish Centre on Saturday 2 November...

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

John Henry Newman is Declared a Saint   He has given an interesting definition of conscience, which he followed at great cost in his own life: Man has within his breast a certain commanding dictate, not a mere sentiment, not a mere opinion, or impression, or view of...

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

3 Day Crusade & Revival  from Friday 11 Oct - Sun 13 Oct at Maryvale  The public Rosary for our Country, the Church, an end to Abortion among all our other intentions will be said outside Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic Church, 9 St Mary's Rd, Maryvale, at 12...

Happy Feast Day, Pope Francis!

Happy Feast Day, Pope Francis!

Saint Francis of Assisi abandoned a life of luxury for a life devoted to Christianity after reportedly hearing the voice of God, who commanded him to rebuild the Christian church and live in poverty. He is the patron saint of animals and the environment.

2019 26th Sunday Ordinary time Year C

2019 26th Sunday Ordinary time Year C

Pope at Audience: martyrs ensure growth and fruitfulness to People of God In his catechesis on the Acts of the Apostles at the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis reflects on how the Apostles create the first batch of Deacons, and how one of them, Saint Stephen,...

2019 25th Sunday Ordinary Time Year C

2019 25th Sunday Ordinary Time Year C

Pope at Audience: Holy Spirit gives us courage, helps us discern well In his catechesis on the Acts of the Apostles at the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis says the Holy Spirit gives Christians courage and "the art of discernment" when facing hardship.   By Devin...