Lenten Message of Pope Francis

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Lent is a time of renewal for the whole Church, for each communities and every believer. Above all it is a “time of grace” (2 Cor 6:2). God does not ask of us anything that he himself has not first given us. “We love because he first has loved us” (1 … [Read more…]

Thanksgiving Sunday

THANKSGIVING MASS on 7th December  at 9.00 am The parish has celebrated a Thanksgiving mass for the past 2 years and this year we would like to make the 2014 Thanksgiving ceremony truly representative of ALL nations and persons present in our Maryvale parish. Thanksgiving mass is a common practice in many countries throughout the … [Read more…]


We have planned a fun-filled day for all the families , of all shapes, sizes and ages in the parish. There will be just one parish mass at 9.00am and the fun then starts at 10.30am until 4.pm in the afternoon. There will be a wide variety of food stalls; a Tea Garden (with love … [Read more…]

Coming late to Mass

Have you noticed how coming late to mass impacts on so many aspects of your growth as a member of the Eucharistic Community ?  The Liturgy committee agreed to address this situation and offer some thoughts on the matter. Why is coming late a problem?   At the outset let us say that it is not … [Read more…]


The Bible elucidates us that God is the creator of all things. Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” Yes, the seen and the unseen things in the universe. The Gospel through the scriptures affirms that God is present and active in every domain of His creation. This aligns in … [Read more…]

Photos of Paschal Supper

The Paschal Supper which was hosted by the Charismatic Group  and led by Bernadette Chellew  on Tuesday 17th April ( coinciding  with the second day of the Jewish Passover) was very successful. More than 120 people attended and had the opportunity to appreciate how much of the mass as we know it is rooted in the … [Read more…]

Call for Prayer for the Elections

Our Justice and Peace Group has invited the Independent Electoral Commission to conduct a workshop on Voter Education in the Parish Centre on Saturday 12th April  from 14h00-16h00. Our behaviour as responsible and informed citizens is one of the ways we contribute to Social Justice, which is one of the core aspects of our Parish … [Read more…]

Presentation of Parish Mission and Vision

The Parish Pastoral Council has been workshopping  a Parish Mission and Vision statement that  reflects the aspirations and direction that the parish can take in the coming 2 years of the PPC’s remaining mandate and the results of this were shared with the parish at all masses on the weekend of the 8-9th March by … [Read more…]

Eucharistic Adoration

 We are very fortunate in Maryvale to have an Adoration Chapel.  Sometimes it appears that it is a treasure that is not fully appreciated as there are a number of times where there is no-one in attendance.  An access card is available from the Parish office and individuals are encouraged to apply for one and … [Read more…]