Parish News and Bulletins

2020 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A

2020 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A

  Keep Moving! by Matthew Charlesworth SJ All around the country this week, matric students have been receiving their results. This is a time of joy and jubilation for many; but it may also be a time of anxiety, worry and disappointment for many more. There will...

2020 Baptism of the Lord

2020 Baptism of the Lord

  Baptism of the Lord The narration of Jesus submitting to John's baptism is a story that fleshes out what the hymn from Philippians teaches through its lyrics, that Christ, "though he was in the form of God did not regard equality with God something to be...

2020 Feast of Epiphany Year A

2020 Feast of Epiphany Year A

  Feast of Epiphany This ceremony of the blessing of the home and inscription of the initials of the three Magi above each door can be performed either by a priest or the father of the family.  Prayer: On entering the home, Leader (Priest, if present, or father...

Feast of the Holy Family Year A

Feast of the Holy Family Year A

  Pope at 'Urbi et Orbi' prays for the suffering children of the world  The theme of Pope Francis’ annual Christmas Day “Urbi et Orbi” Message is “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light”. Urbi et Orbi, means literally “to the city and to the...

2019 4th Sunday Advent Year A

2019 4th Sunday Advent Year A

  In the last days leading to Christmas, Pope Francis dedicated his catechesis during the Wednesday General Audience to how we prepare for the coming of the Lord.  Dear Brothers and Sisters: In these last days of Advent, we do well to ask ourselves: How am I...

2019 3rd Sunday Advent

2019 3rd Sunday Advent

  Praying the O Antiphons: An Ancient Advent Tradition   During the final days of Advent, the anticipation increases as the birth of the Savior draws nearer and nearer.  In the eight days before Christmas this anticipation is marked by something special that...

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...