This category contains 105 posts

A Season of Advent – Franciscan Ed 22

Enjoy the December Issue of the Franciscan In this Edition: Rectors Reflections At the end of The Year – A Benediction By John O Donohue Seen and Heard Advent 2019 Advent Market well supported Dung beetles get wind – and some other dirty secrets Another successful golf day tees off Calm, rustic contemplation – a … Continue reading

A Season of Creation: Patronal Festival Edition 21st Ed

Sit Back and enjoy our next edition of the Franciscan In this edition: Rectors Reflections The Essence of St Francis Saint Francis Meditation: My God, My All “Lift Every Voice” Eco-walk in the Wilds Searching for the origins of the Universe: The story of the SKA Dedicated giving: 25 Family appeal Getting to know: Tim … Continue reading

2019 Advent Program

Advent Quiet Morning – Saturday 30 November 8.30-11.00 Stop, Look, Listen… Jesus said, “What I say to you, then, I say to all: Watch!” (Mark 13:37) Come and be still in God’s presence. Begin Advent by just being. We start and end in the church with time in between for a light breakfast and the … Continue reading

St Francis celebrates the blessing of pets

On Sunday 13 October, St Francis held its annual pet service for members of our families who don’t often make it to church. The garden was filled with “all creatures great and small,” from large sized Labradors to tiny hamsters, the Lord God loves them all..


The St Francis Eco group has identified that using eco-friendly cleaning products is very beneficial to maintaining a sustainable, healthy environment. Karen van den Heever, a member of the group has done research into eco-friendly cleaning products and provided the information for this article. Thank you Karen. We encourage our parishioners to study this article … Continue reading

St Francis marches to speak or against the recent events in our country

On Sunday 8 September 2019, St Francis marched down the road in Parkview and voiced our concerns against the recent events in our country concerning gender based violence and violence against foreigners living in our country .. Here are some images from our march..

The Immigrants’ Creed

I believe in Almighty God, who guided the people in exile and in exodus, the God of Joseph in Egypt and Daniel in Babylon, the God of foreigners and immigrants. I believe in Jesus Christ, a displaced Galilean, who was born away from his people and his home, who fled his country with his parents … Continue reading

The South African turnaround – Why its real

September ParkViews by speaker: Alec Hogg South Africa is a young democracy, just 25 years old. There is a good deal to be cheerful about, despite the gloom that prevails in many quarters. For instance, the Business Confidence Index is at its lowest since 1998, but the turnaround in the county’s economy will come, and … Continue reading

Archbishops of Nigeria and Southern Africa issue joint statement on attacks on migrants

Joint statement by the Primate of Nigeria, His Grace the Most Revd Nicholas D. Okoh, and the Metropolitan of Southern Africa, His Grace the Most Revd Thabo C. Makgoba who condemn the breakdown of law and order consequent upon the xenophobic attacks carried out on Africans from other parts of the continent, including Nigerians, who … Continue reading

How do we live compassionate lives?

AUGUST IS THE MONTH OF COMPASSION.  HOW DO WE LIVE COMPASSIONATE LIVES?  THE DESIRE TO IS A JOURNEY…ENHANCED BY PRAYER, BLESSING, CREATIVE ACTION AND UNDERSTANDING. The Blessing of Compassion Touching the forehead May we approach all other beings with Christ-like compassion, observing them with kindness.  May we let go of all harsh judgements. Touching the … Continue reading

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 96 other followers