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19th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle A
Readings: 19th Sunday of the Year, Year A Daily Missal page 1139 Sunday Missal page 373.

Mass times for the week
Monday 14 August 08h00 -
Tuesday 15 August 08h00 -
Wednesday 16 August 08h00 -
Thursday 17 August 08h00 -
Friday 18 August 09h00 -
Saturday 18 August 08h00
Sunday 20 August 07h30, 10h00 & 15h00 (Zulu/Sotho) -
Special intentions for the week
Prayer List For The Week
Florence Banahan, Brian Appleton, Di Holm, Carol Teichler, Rod Findley, Sonya Noach, Duncan Todd, Miranda Taylor, Euphonia Mokhire, Charlotte Jansens, and families in our Parish facing hardships and those undergoing surgery and cancer treatment.

Vocation Reflection
Do not be afraid; have faith and trust the Lord's call. Consider being a priest, brother or sister. (Matthew 14:22-23).

God, our Father, you reveal that those who work for peace will be called your children. Help us to work without ceasing for that justice which will bring true and lasting peace in our country and in our world. Where there is hatred let us sow love. Where there is injury let us bring pardon. Divine Master grant that we may seek not so much to be consoled as to console. To be understood as to understand. To be loved as to love. We ask this prayer through Jesus, Our Lord and Prince of peace who lives and reigns forever and ever. AMEN.

Duty roster for the week
Ministers of the Eucharist Next Week
18h00 Saturday K Barrett, R Hawkins, T Niven & M Santana.
07h30 Sunday A Choi, T McFall and K & P van der Bergh.
10h00 Sunday B Lawlor, E Mujajati, L Tokarzewski L Warinda.
15h00 Sunday L Masitha.
Home Visits J Bolus, T Chikane (w), A Choi, C Cremen, T McFall, L Sangweni-Siddo, J van Heerden (w) & B Winderley (w).
Clinic Visits 1) K & P van der Bergh & 2) L van der Lith.

Readers And Commentators In Church Next Weekend
18h00 Saturday J Shaw & T Sturges. Polycomp: B Gillis.
07h30 Sunday M Alho & K Barrett.
10h00 Sunday N Shongwe & K Caselli Thomson. Polycomp: G Crouse.
15h00 Sunday W Letswalo.

Next Sunday
Flowers In The Church L Spence.
Children's Liturgy C Thomas.
CWL Tea Roster M Bomvana, C Quested & R Walton.
Parish diary
Sunday 13 August
11h00 Tea with the CWL.

Tuesday 15 August
10h00 Rosary - all welcome.
19h00 Bible Study Course in the Catechetics Centre.
19h30 Knights of da Gama meeting in the Parish Centre.

Wednesday 16 August
08h30 Holy Hour and reflections ending with Benediction.
19h00 Catholicism 201 meeting in the Emmaus Centre.
09h00 Justice & Peace meeting in the Parish Centre.

Thursday 17 August
18h30 St Vincent de Paul meeting in the Parish Centre.
19h00 Adult Instruction meeting in the Emmaus Centre. Theme "Catholic traditions, customs and Magistgerium".

Saturday 19 August
08h30 Baptism preparation Course in the Catechetics Centre.
10h30 Deacons training in the Emmaus Centre.
11h00 Griefshare in the Parish Centre.

Upcoming Events
12 September
The Knights of da Gama Golf Day will be held on Tuesday, 12 September, at the Wanderers Golf Club, Illovo. Anyone wishing to support this fundraising event either by taking a four ball slot or by way of sponsorships, prizes, etc. should please contact Paddy Broad on 083 2771935. All proceeds go towards the Knights charities.
12 September
Alpha Marriage Enrichment Course starts Tuesday, 12 September 2017. Invest in your Marriage. Enjoy 7 date nights with your spouse, learn to communicate more effectively, the power of forgiveness, discover each other's love languages and much more. For more info or to register call Andrew 082 924 8211 or email
16 August
Justice & Peace ministry inaugural meeting will take place on Wednesday 16 August at 9 am. In the Parish centre. If you would like the support of the parish and the Church in addressing social issues, please attend the meeting. Follow up meetings are planned. Contact Ruth 083 449 5186 or 083 267 7070 to find out more.
25 to 27 August
Retrouvaille. Stress in your Marriage? This is a programme for married couples that feel bored, disillusioned, frustrated or angry in their marriage. Some experience coldness. Others experience conflict in their relationship. Most don't know how to change the situation or even communicate with their spouse about it. This programme has helped many couples experiencing difficulties in their marriage. For info or to register for the programme beginning with a weekend from 25 to 27 August, contact 083 3397692 or

Notices for the Week
Parents and Godparents are required to attend pre-baptism talks before the Sacrament is administered. Please contact the Parish Office to book attendance.

6 months' notice is required and the pre-marriage course is compulsory. Couples must make an appointment to see Fr Keith before attending the course. Please note that due to the irreverence and lack of respect shown by wedding photographers and some guests, photography is not permitted during liturgies in the church. CONGRATULATIONS to Nthato Modise and Tholoana Motloenya, who were married last weekend.

If you are going into hospital or a clinic and wish to receive Holy Communion on a Sunday, please advise the parish office so that the necessary arrangements can be made.

Mini-JAM - Jesus and Me Worship festival is happening at Woodmead Catholic Church on 8th September at 6 pm. Come and hear international speakers Christopher West and Jason Clarke and worship with international Catholic recording artist Mike Mangione and some of our local worship bands. Tickets R50, buy online:

The Catholic Youth Department, Archdiocese of Johannesburg are holding a Mini World Youth Day in Durban this December. For more details to go

Parish Directory
The Pastoral Council would like to encourage Parishioners to support one another via our website. We invite all who wish to advertise their services on our site to email a brief description of the service offered and contact details. An annual fee of R500 will be charged for this facility and will be donated to St Vincent De Paul Society.