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Readings: 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Daily Missal page 1393
Sunday Missal page 415.

Mass times for the week
Monday 30 October 08h00 -
Tuesday 31 October 08h00 -
Wednesday 1 November 08h00 -
Thursday 2 November 08h00 -
Friday 3 November 09h00 18h00
FIRST FRIDAY 3 November: Every First Friday in the Parish we have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from after the 8 am Mass until 6 pm. This is an ideal opportunity to "watch with Him for one hour". Kindly place your name on the list in the Church foyer if you are able to make commitment to a specific time during the day.
Saturday 4 November 08h00
Sunday 5 November 07h30, 10h00 & 15h00 (Zulu/Sotho) -
Special intentions for the week
Prayer List For The Week
Rod Findley, Duncan Todd,Derrick Marneweck and families in our Parish facing hardships and those undergoing surgery and cancer treatment.

Vocation Reflection
You shall love your neighbor as yourself. It's a big world, in need of lots of neighbourly people. Extend your hand today, tomorrow, for the rest of your life … (Matthew 22:34-40).

Lord, you granted to Peter and his successors the power to exercise your authority over the flock which is your church. Grant to our Holy Father, Pope Francis, the grace to follow your will in all things, the strength to resist the influence of worldly opinion, the wisdom to see your Spirit at work in world events, the holiness to be an example for all people, and the courage to protect your church from evil in all its forms. Help our spiritual leader as he works in union with other bishops as shepherd, priest and teacher. Grant him the joy of seeing the church grow in numbers and in grace. Amen.

Duty roster for the week
Ministers of the Eucharist Next Week
18h00 Saturday J Badry Awat, M Couto, C Cremen & L Kruger.
07h30 Sunday J & M Barbosa, D Munday & C Tsumbu.
10h00 Sunday S Grealy, G Masson, D & D Poultney.
15h00 Sunday J Lesejane.
Home Visits J & M Barbosa, K de Villiers (w), G Foltan, C Quested, L Sangweni-Siddo, C Tsumbu, L van Marcke (w) & B Winderley (w).
Clinic Visits 1) M Santana & 2) E Arokiam.

Readers And Commentators In Church Next Weekend
18h00 Saturday A Singh & C Balson. Polycomp: B Gillis.
07h30 Sunday All Saints & S Kelly.
10h00 Sunday All Saints & P Mkalipe. Polycomp: K Caselli
15h00 Sunday E Tshabalala.

Next Sunday
Flowers In The Church C Quested.
Children's Liturgy R & S Conybeare.
CWL Tea Roster L Amaro, E Weideman & D Holm.
Parish diary
Sunday 29 October
11h00 Tea with the CWL.

Monday 30 October
14h00 Prayer Group in the Catechetical Centre. All welcome.
18h00 Prayer Group in the Catechetical Centre. All welcome.

Tuesday 31 October
10h00 Rosary - all welcome.
19h00 Bible Study Course in the Catechetics Centre.

Wednesday 1 November
08h30 Holy Hour and reflections ending with Benediction.
19h00 Alpha meeting in the Emmaus Centre. Theme "Does God heal today"?

Thursday 2 November
10h30 Bible Study meeting in the Parish Centre.
19h00 Adult Instruction meeting in the Emmaus Centre. Theme: Mass (3).

Friday 3 November
08h30 Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament all day for the First Friday.
17h00 Holy Hour with reflections, Evening Prayer and Benediction.
20h30 Mass for First Friday.
20h30 Shona Choir Vigil in the Emmaus Centre.

Saturday 4 November
08h30 Baptism Talks in the Catechetics Centre.
08h30 St Vincent de Paul Jumble Sale in the Emmaus Centre.
10h00 Grade 3 First Confessions
10h30 St Anne's Sodality Zim. Community meeting in the Parish Centre.

Sunday 5 November
11h00 Tea with CWL

Upcoming Events
7 November
Bridge Drive - 7 November - at 9.30 am. In the Emmaus Hall in aid of the pensioners hampers. Cost R100 per head (please make up a foursome). For any queries please contact Jeannette 082 454 1356 or Bernie 072 619 4623).
5 November
The Commemoration of the Faithful Departed of our parish will take place on Sunday 5th November at the 10am Mass. The names of the deceased of the parish who have passed away in the last year are read out and a candle is lit in their memory.
16-19 November
Cursillo - Enjoy a personal encounter with Jesus. The next Cursillo weekend will be at Cyara Lodge, Hekpoort, from 16-19 November 2017. Registration forms are in the foyer of the Church. Contact Fr Keith for more information.

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. CONGRATULATIONS to Kai, daughter of Marcio & Bianca Freitas who was baptised last weekend. Welcome to the Christian family.

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.

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land - May 2018 'Impressions of the Holy Land' is a short video from Fowler Tours to give a taste of what we will experience in the Holy Land next year. The link to the video is: or email Tony Sturges on and he will send the link to you.

You are invited to attend a talk on Resisting Corruption by Mr Wayne Duvenage on Tuesday, 14 November, in the Emmaus Centre. Registration and tea from 5.30 to 6.00 pm. For more details, please check the notice board in the Church foyer. RSVP Margaret on 011 706 1321 (with answering machine) or email

Pope Francis has called a Youth Synod in 2018. The Jesuit institute is inviting young people to share their thoughts on video. If you are interested in participating by sharing thoughts with the bishops and Pope Francis, email the parish office for the link. Pope Francis has said that he would really like to hear from youth themselves.

The Catholic hiking group will be doing a very relaxed and easy walk on Northcliff Ridge and Alberts Farm on Saturday, 4 November. For more details, contact Marion 083 2489543.

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 arrangements can be made.

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.