For those who might be affected, please be aware that next Sunday, 8th March, the Annual Cycle Tour takes place in Cape Town.
MINI MISSION and STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Stations of the Cross will take place each Friday during Lent at 18:00 followed by a Communion Service.
Talks on CONSECRATED LIFE will take place each Wednesday during Lent at 18:30 in the Church.
Wed 4th March – Schoenstatt Sisters
Wed 11th March – Fr Alvin Tshuma OMI
Wed 18th March – Sr Mercy – Missionaries of Charity
FRIDAY 27TH FEBRUARY: No 09:00 Mass will be celebrated on Friday 27th. Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 for the Grade 12 learners of the Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Cape Town. You are welcome to attend.
PARISH ACCOUNTS The half yearly figures for the Parish, up to end 31st December 2015, are on the notice board at the back of the Church.
PLANNED GIVING ENVELOPES –if you contribute to the Parish through the Planned Giving Campaign, please collect you statement and envelopes from the table in the Porch
ARCHDIOCESAN NEWS – your free copy is available in the Church foyer.
NEW READERS We're looking for additional readers at the Weekend Masses. There will be auditionstraining for new readers in the church at 7pm on 3 March and 5 March. If you'd like to be part of this very rewarding ministry please contact Tracey Davids for more details and to confirm your attendance. TRACEY 021 672 3121
HELP THE RURAL CHILD – Please do not bring your donations to the Parish Office. These are to be delivered directly to Help the Rural Child in Mowbray.
Traffic Light Beggars For non toxic and guilt free giving at traffic lights - U-turn vouchers at R30.00 per pack of 5 are available at the SVP table. These can be given out individually to people, instead of money, at the traffic lights.
MORNING MARKET we are needing 2nd hand clothes to sell at our Morning market. Please bring these, clearly marked, to the Parish Office.
If you would like a Mass to be offered for your Intention or for a deceased friend or relative in 2015, please phone the Parish Office to arrange this.
Pope Francis has called for a Year of Special Prayer for the increase of Vocations to the Consecrated Life.
Lord, teach me to be generous;
to serve you as you deserve;
to give and not to count the cost;
to fight and not to heed the wounds;
to toil and not to seek to rest;
to labour and to ask for no reward save
that of knowing I do your will. Amen
Editorial; Discipline and dignity
1. Bishops tell Zuma to answer questions
2. Priest: I sensed evil after Daswa murder
3. J&P called to come ‘out of sacristy’
4. How can the youth be led to Christian life?
5. Christ calls us to be green
Liturgical Calendars We have a few Liturgical Calendars for sale from the Repository – cost R15.00 each.
ROSARY SUNDAYS: Do you want to grow spiritually? You might like to join the Genesis group who pray the Rosary each Sunday evening from 5.30 to 5.55, in the Kelly Room.
We need more parents help with the Sunday school classes. This would entail taking a lesson or two each term. Lessons are planned and you would be given a guide. There are always two parents on duty. Your help would be greatly appreciated! Please speak to Kim or Wendy or email us (see above).
GENESIS JUNIORSCan we think of ways to help someone who needs to get better? Or to keep warm this winter? Talk with your children about this. What can you as a family do to help? Try to do something for someone else each week.
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS OFFICE TEACHERS MASS 2015 will take place on Thursday 29th January at 7pm at Our Lady Help of Christians, Lansdowne. Followed by tea.ALL who work in schools are welcome.
BAPTISMS and BAPTISM INSTRUCTION: Baptisms take place on the second Sunday of the month, with preparation the previous Sunday - both after the 9 o'clock Mass. Please contact the parish office in advance if you are interested (021-686-8708).
MORNING MARKET: This takes place on the first Sunday of each month from before the 7.30 am Mass until about 11 am. Contact the parish office for more information.
SECOND HAND ROSE: We are always in need of donations of clothes to sell at our Morning Market Second Hand Rose stall. Please bring contributions to the parish office, clearly marked for Second Hand Rose.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY: One of the projects St Michael’s SVP are involved with is done in conjunction with U-Turn. Street people are given food vouchers for meals and from 1st July 2014 to 31st December 2014, 866 vouchers which were sponsored by the St Michael’s SVP were redeemed at either the Claremont or Wynberg premises. 442 items of clothing were also given out.
Thank you once again to all our generous donors. It is through you generosity that we are able to assist with projects such as this. God bless you. The U-turn vouchers at R30.00 per pack of 5 are available at the SVP table. These can be given out individually to people, instead of money, at the traffic lights.
Proposed future fundraisers:
First quarter 2015 – Race Day.
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS: Contact Gill Greenwood: 021-686-8251 or 072-546-6314, or Julia Shelley: 021 689 2455 or 082 290 3633.
FAITH-SHARING GROUPS: Contact Caitlin Scott on 073 177 1883.
WOOL FOR NOAH: NOAH coordinates fourteen Catholic-based Neighbourhood Old Age Homes in Khayelitsha and Woodstock. We are always looking for donations of wool for our elderly who knit various items. Please contact Ian Veary or Bea Jordan on 021 447 6334 (and see www.noah.org.za for more information).
CATHOLIC BUSINESS NETWORK: The CBN is group of Catholic men and women who endeavour to support and promote each other’s professional and business undertakings. Our Mission Statement encourages us to operate within the ethos of Christian morals, ethics and values. The group meets every fortnight at the Italian Club, at 7.30 pm. and we welcome new members. See http://statrs.co.za for more information, or contact Sinclair on 083 300 6747 or Vic on 083 308 4014.
Archbishop Brislin's Building Fund: Following the presentation at Mass - and as an exception - there will be a Second Collection this weekend to support Archbishop Brislin's Building Fund for 'Year of Faith' new churches to be built in Old Crossroads and at Wallacedene.
If you would prefer to make your own donation, the bank details are:
Standard Bank Branch 020909
Ref: Your name (or Anon).
Note: Through a very generous donation, the Archbishop's fund is now able to pay for the extension of St Catherine’s Church in Kleinvlei.
LAST WORD from the Justice & Peace group
You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them – Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Please join us in praying for our own families, and also for families going through any kind of trouble.
PRAYER TO ST MICHAEL
Saint Michael the Archangel,
Defend us in battle;
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil -
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray.
And do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host,
By the power of God, thrust into hell
Satan and all evil spirits
Who wander through the world
For the ruin of souls. AMEN.