Parish Bulletin

Good Samaritan Sunday – Sunday 15, Year C

Parish Bulletin Who is my neighbour? I have some friends, Malcolm and Michelle, who I met when we were neighbours, living on farms near Magaliesburg. They are lovely people, and I am very fond of them.  They are by no means wealthy, and those days they ran a...

Pilgrimage of Trust in Cape Town

Several thousand young adults will gather from South Africa,other African countries and beyond in a Pilgrimage of Trust: Celebrating Christ, Source of peace and true reconciliation Praying, singing, being in silence and sharing faith Discovering people of different...

14th Sunday of the Year, Year C

To be part of a Christian community is to belong to a group of believers who shun selfishness and give witness to God’s love by loving and caring for one another.

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

Parish Bulletin The Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus goes back at least to the 11th century, but through the 16th century, it remained a private devotion, often tied to devotion to the Five Wounds of Christ. According to the...

Corpus Christi 2019

Parish Bulletin The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, historically known by its Latin name, Corpus Christi, celebrates the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist—Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity. It is traditionally celebrated on the...

Trinity Sunday

St. Augustine was walking by the seashore one day contemplating the mystery of the Holy Trinity when he saw a little child running back and forth from the water to a spot on the seashore. The boy was using a shell to carry water from the large ocean and pour it into a small pit that he had made in the sand.

Augustine came up to him and asked him what he was doing.

“I’m going to pour the entire ocean into this hole,” the boy replied.

Ascension Sunday

Parish Bulletin THE FEAST OF THE ASCENSION The last gesture of our Lord on earth was to give a blessing. On seeing the risen Christ, the disciples fell down before Him as their Master and their God and worshipped Him. Now they are much more conscious of what they had...

Sixth Sunday of Easter Year C

Today, Friday 24th of May, is celebrated as the Feast of Our Lady of the Wayside, the patroness of our parish. the celebration is being moved to Sunday, so that it is easier for parishioners to participate.

The 24th is also the feast day of Our Lady Help of Christians. Happy Feast Day to all the Salesian Priests, Brothers and Sisters!

Mary Help of Christians

The feast of Our Lady, Help of Christians, was instituted by Pope Pius VII. By order of Napoleon I of France, Pius VII was arrested on June 5, 1808, and detained a prisoner first at Grenoble, and then at Fontainebleau. In January 1814, after...

Fifth Sunday of Easter Year C

The only constant in life is change – welcome to the new format Maryvale Parish Weekly Newsletter! This change is the first step towards modernising the Parish Website, and improving communication with parishioners. We hope you find it useful. Please let us know what you think, by replying to this email.