Public Lecture on New Roman Missal

St. Joseph’s Theological Institute, Cedara, announces a Public Lecture on the ‘New Roman Missal’ entitled Praying as a community with the revised Roman Missal and its translation. The lecture by Fr David N. Power OMI will take place on Saturday 7 July 2012 at St Anne’s Parish, 585 Randles Road, Sydenham, Durban, beginning at 09h00. […]

Thirteenth Sunday, Year B

The OLD TESTAMENT READING [WISDOM 1:13 – 15; 2:23 – 24] introduces three perennials (hoary issues?!) which often cause heated debate and / or sometimes raise difficulties even among committed believers. Four verses from this extract remain pivotal. 1 Death was not God’s doing, he takes no pleasure in the extinction of the living. This […]

Birth of John the Baptist

The immediate and essential importance of John the Baptist is clearly indicated by the first appearances of his name in the Gospel narratives. Mark and John mention him within the first few verses of their respective opening chapters. Matthew, at the start of his third chapter, names the Baptist as a preacher, witness or proclaimer, […]