22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
WEEKDAY MASSES: Mon-Thu at 8.00 am, Fri 7.40am and Saturday 8.00am
Weekday Public Holidays at 9.00am
Saturday 5.30pm and Sunday 7.30am, 10.00am and 3.00pm (in Zulu/Sotho)
CONFESSIONS: Saturday: 8.30–9.00am, 4.30pm-5.15pm, & anytime on request.
READINGS: 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A: p. 1214 in the Daily Missal and p. 384 in the Sunday Missal.
MARRIAGES: 6 months’ notice is required, and the marriage preparation course is available both in person or online. Couples must make an appointment to see Fr Joe.
BAPTISMS: Parents and Godparents are required to attend the online preparation before the Sacrament is administered.
Please contact the Parish Office to book.
The Thomas Aquinas Library in the Emmaus Centre: is open on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month from 08.30am to 10.00am. There are books on various topics available. Come and browse.
Second collection this weekend: World’s Communications Day
Season Of Creation
1 September To 4 October 4: Marfam booklet “Families Caring for God’s Creation”. Available from the Parish Repository for R20 a copy.
Catholic Women’s League: The main aim of our organization is to unite women in their service to God, the family, the Church, and our Country.
Contact Ningi Khumalo on 0715129731 for more details.
Heritage Day – Unity in Diversity: Our Parish will be celebrating Heritage Day on 24 September 2023. Volunteers are needed for Scripture readings and bidding prayers in difference languages. Parishioners are requested to attend in their traditional attire. After 10.00am Mass there will be a Cultural Food Fair where food from different countries will be on sale. Join us for loads of entertainment and fun at the Church Hall. If you would like to participate during Heritage Masses, make a donation towards the food fair or be involved in the cultural activities, kindly see the CWL ladies after each Mass.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Kindly note that there will be NO 3pm Mass on Sunday 24 September due to the Heritage Festivities taking place on that day.
The Divine Mercy Home for Pregnant Women managed by the Culture of Life Apostolate, are inviting you to join their Spring CoLA Golf Day 2023 on
3 October at the Ruimsig Golf Course. All proceeds will be channelled into the running costs for CoLA Divine Mercy Home. Your support is greatly appreciated. Please see Parish notice Board for further details regarding registration and relevant registration costs.
Catechism: We are appealing for junior class catechism teachers for 2024. Please contact Veronique – Cell:0827725056
If you wish to follow Jesus, deny yourself, take up your cross and follow. Are you courageous enough to follow as a priest or deacon, brother, or sister? (Matthew 16:21-27)
PRAYER FOR PEACE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA:
O God of justice and love,
bless us the people of Southern Africa
and help us to live in your peace.
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred let me sow love;
where there is injury let me sow pardon;
where there is discord let me sow harmony.
grant that I may not so much seek to be understood, as to understand,
to be loved as to love,
to receive sympathy as to give it.
For it is in giving that we shall receive,
in pardoning that we shall be pardoned,
in forgetting ourselves that we shall find unending peace with others. Amen.