Save the date: SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE EVENING – Tuesday 17th Feb
The Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office will host Holy Mass at the Archdiocese of Cape Town's Chapel (12 Bouquet Street, Cape Town, behind St Mary's Cathedral) on Monday, 2nd February 2015 at 13h10 to mark the anniversary of the passage through Parliament of the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act, and to pray for a change of heart on the part of all who disregard the rights of unborn children. Since 1997, many thousands of unborn children have been killed, their dignity and humanity counting for nothing. The Mass is open to all to attend.
This term Mgr Borello will be covering Ecclesiology and Moral Theology.
We will be resuming lectures on Wednesday 28th January 2015 in the Chancery at 19h00.
Costs: R420-00 for the year if paid before 28th February otherwise R80-00 per block payable at the beginning of each block.
For registration the office will open at 18h00 on the 28th.
Theology Office, Centre for Pastoral Development.
ST JOSEPH’S MARIST COLLEGE Seeks to recruit a suitable applicant to fill the following position:
SPECIAL NEEDS UNIT: TEACHER ASSISTANT (Commencing February 2015)
The successful candidate must:
- Be IT competent and have experience working with children
- Be prepared to work according to the College’s ethos, specifications and policies <
Closing Date:26 January 2015
(Should you not receive a response 2 weeks from theclosing date, please consider your application unsuccessful).We reserve the right not to make an appointment.
CONFIRMATION CLASS 2015 – GRADE 11. The first Confirmation Class for 2015, with Fr Harrie, will take place Wednesday 28th January at 6:30pm in the Ruffell Room. The time and weekday of subsequent classes will be decided at this meeting. Attending these classes is a requirement for those who wish to be confirmed It is also warmly recommended that you attend LIFETEEN on Sunday nights as well.
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.
If you intend getting married later this year, the next mini-marriage course (done in conjunction with Prepare) which you need to attend, will take place over 3 consecutive Mondays starting on Feb 23rd , then the 2nd and 9th March at 7.00pm in the Ruffell Room. To enroll please phone the Parish Office, or for more info, please click the heading and or speak to one of the Clergy.
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
OPERA IN A CONVENT GARDEN– once again this concert will take place at Springfield Convent. Date: Sunday 8th February 2015: Time: 17h30: Cost: Adults R120, Scholars R20.00, children under 10 free
Editorial; Are we Charlie?
1. Pope Francis in Sri Lanka
2. Evangelical Churches to meet SA Catholic Church
3. Oscar Romero declared a martyr
4. Archbishop Brislin on Charlie Hebdo
Liturgical Calendars We have a few Liturgical Calendars for sale from the Repository – cost R15.00 each.
SERVING OUR PARISH CHILDREN - AN INVITATION TO BE TRAINED AS A GOOD SHEPHERD CATECHIST.
The Archdiocese is again offering training for those wishing to serve God in this way.
Training is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month, from 9am to 2.30pm, starting on the 14th February. Please consider joining our Good Shepherd Team, working with children from Grade 1 -5 in our new Atrium of the True Vine. Contact Fr Harrie or Joy Carkeek for further information.
ECCLESIA: The new Ecclesia series is starting soon. Some young adults from St Michael's were involved in different parts of the segment for youth and young adults. You can watch the 'Ecclesia Brave New Church' previews on YouTube. Here's a video link to one of them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVUgWRS8U0E
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT is now open.
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.
CATECHISM (GOOD SHEPHERD CATECHESIS):The Catechists welcome the children and parents to a new year of Good Shepherd Catechism.
Please note changes in days and times.
Classes start during the week of 26th January.
Grade 1 MONDAY 3pm to 3.45pm. Sarah Brooke. Atrium
Grade 2 MONDAY 4pm to 4.45pm. Sarah Brooke. Atrium
Grade 3 MONDAY 5pm to 6pm. Erica Sauzier.Atrium
Grade 4 TUESDAY 4.45pm to 5.45pm Joy Carkeek Atrium
Grade 5 THURSDAY 4.45pm to 5.45pm Joy Carkeek. Atrium
Grade 6 and 7 MONDAY 4.45pm to 5.45pm Steven Edwards.
Registration on line (details to follow) or after the weekend Masses 17/18 Jan and 24/25th January.
Please call Joy Carkeek, Catechetical Co-ordinator for further enquiries.
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 JUNIORS: Can 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
Peace is the only battle worth waging – Albert Camus
Please join us in praying for peace and better understanding in our fractured world.
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.