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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..

USING ECO-FRIENDLY CLEANING PRODUCTS

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

August is the month of Compassion

How do we love? “The Christian commandment to “love your neighbour as yourself, and God above all things” does not refer in fact to one single love, but to a balance between three loves: Of I and You and Him.  And it is not a question of loving one’s neighbour more than oneself, but of … Continue reading

Mother’s Union thanks Parish for support

“We can’t even begin to express what a wonderful blessing you all have been in supporting our fundraising initiative. To all who assisted in selling, to all who bought the tickets and to all who encouraged and believed in us, a very big thank you.  The total amount raised was R18,252.30.  The major prize went … Continue reading

A season of Easter: Franciscan April 2019

We’re excited to publish the first edition of The Franciscan for 2019. In this Edition: Rectors Reflections   St Francis welcomes new members at the Newcomer’s dinner Easter Rising   Children and Youth Ministry: Alive and Moving Waterwise Gardening As Christians we are called to love, February Ad Clerum by Bishop Steve Wine making in South … Continue reading

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