This is the Cathedral Parish of the Diocese of Pretoria, situated in the City of Pretoria, Gauteng Province, South Africa.
BAPTISM PREPARATION SESSION 2
The 2nd of our 4 part baptism preparation sessions takes place today after the 9h30 service. This is in preparation for the Baptism Service on Sunday 7 August 2016. Adult candidates or parents who bring infants are expected to attend all four sessions.
Parents whose children were baptized on 26 March, please kindly collect the Baptismal certificates from the Churchwardens.
The parish council has taken a decision that the next confirmation class will start after the school holidays. Confirmation registration forms are available from today.
MENS FORUM MEETING
There will be a meeting for the Men’s Forum immediately after the 9h30am Church service today.
The AWF will have a workshop at St Albans Cathedral on 16 July in the Servers Room from 09h30am – 13h00pm.
The parish council is requesting the services of professional counselors to provide counseling services to members of the parish as and when these are required.
There are still many uncollected pledge envelopes at the back of the church. Members are kindly requested to make sure that they have collected theirs and that they are using them on a monthly basis to give what they have promised. Those who have not yet pledged are humbly requested to fill in a membership form and return it to the Churchwardens as soon as possible.
HOMELESS MINISTRY BLANKET DRIVE
The Homeless Ministry takes care of the needs of the homeless people. The Ministry is starting its blanket drive from this month for the winter season. Your offer of help in any form would be highly appreciated. Our target for this winter season blanket drive is to collect 500 blankets for the homeless people in and around the Pta CBD. Kindly contact the Social Development Committee (Mrs Sheila Mtshali) for further enquiries.
FLOWERS IN CHURCH
At the last meeting of the Parish Church Council meeting it was suggested that members of the Cathedral be given the opportunity to consider the sponsoring of the floral arrangements when they want to do a thanksgiving or a memorial. Should you be interested please fill in your details on the roster at the back of the Cathedral, or call the parish office for more information. The intention is to carry a brief note of acknowledgement (“flowers in lieu of”) in the pew leaflet on occasions when flowers are sponsored.
A reminder to the congregation that the Compassionate Committee is keen to come alongside members who are living through challenging times. If you are in bereavement, or affected by serious illness, or in need of prayer support for whatever reason, the Compassionate Committee members would love to embrace you with their presence and support. Call the parish office of Ms Sangoni (see back of Pew leaflet for phone numbers) for more information.
If you wish to liosten to the audio recording of the sermons in the Cathedral, please visit the Sermon section under Gallery to listen. Click here to be automatically directed.
BOOKS FOR SALE
Anglican Prayer Book – R180.00
Hymn Ancient and Modern Revised – R320.00
Where do we look for Jesus: LL Ngewu – R100.00
The Cathedral is now in possession of a Speedpoint machine which enable members of the congregation to make donations, pay pledges, or contribute to the collections by using debit or credit cards. Members who want to make use of this facility should approach the churchwarden on duty before or after worship.