Mmotla Parish Calendar 2014, Year A

JANUARY (YEAR OF THE FAMILY)

31, Friday: Priest comes back from holidays & workshop


FEBRUARY (YEAR OF THE FAMILY)

1, Saturday: 9.00, office (Mmotla); 11.00, DPC meeting (Mmotla)
2, Sunday: Mass – Feast of Presentation of the Lord (Mmotla – all places come together, blessing of candles & throats).
5, Wednesday: Opening Academic Mass (SJV)
6, Thursday: 8.30-10.00, teaching at the Seminary (SJV); p.m., visiting families (Ratjiepane)
7, Friday: 10.00, priest visits Creche (Mmotla); 5 p.m., Catechism (Mmotla)
8, Saturday: 8.30, all Confirmation candidates (Mmotla); 9.30, office; 11.00, Liturgy & Care of the Sick Committees meeting preparing for 16th Mass for the Sick.
9, Sunday: Masses for Marriages/Families: World Marriage Day – (Ratjiepane – all Pastoral District come together)
10-13, Monday-Thursday: Franciscan Parish Ministry Workshop, (La Verna); Thursday, 5 p.m.: priest visits families (Ratjiepane)
14, Friday: 10 a.m., priest visits creches; 5 p.m., Catechism (Mmotla)
15, Saturday: 9.00, office; 11.00, Sacristans’ workshop, (Mmotla); 5 p.m., Mass – Motong
16, Sunday: Mass for the Sick – Moeka (all Pastoral District come together)
17, Monday – Wednesday: Teaching Franciscan Postulants, La Verna
20, Thursday: 8.30-10.00, teaching at the Seminary; 5 p.m., visiting families (Ratjiepane/Moeka)
21, Friday: 10.00, visiting Creche (Moeka); 2.30 p.m., Spiritual Directors meeting (SJV); 5 p.m., Catechism (Mmotla)
22, Saturday: 8.30-9.30, Confirmation candidates, (Mmotla); 10.00, office; 11.00, Men’s meeting, preparation for retreat in March, (Mmotla); 2 p.m., Catechists’ meeting (preps for Sacraments: Baptisms, First Comm., Confirmation, etc.), Mmotla); 3. 30-5 p.m., Finance Committee (Mmotla)
23, Sunday: Masses – Mmotla (8.00); Noroki (10.30); 12.00, Moeka Confirmation Class
25/26, Tuesday & Wednesday: Franciscan Definitory meeting (Kraal)
27, Thursday: 8.30-10.00, teaching at the Seminary; 5 p.m., visiting families
28, Friday: 10.00, visiting Creche (Noroki); 5 p.m., Catechism (Mmotla); 6 p.m., Youth Executive meeting – preps for retreat on March, 15th, (Mmotla)


MARCH (YEAR OF FAMILY)

1, Saturday: 8.30-9.30, Catechism; 9.30-10.00, office; 10.00-1 p.m., Liturgy & Care of the Sick Committees prepare for Lent, (Mmotla); 3 p.m.- 4 p.m., parents of infants/children (Mmotla)
2, Sunday: Mass – Mmotla (8.00); 11.00, Moeka Confirmation Class
4, Tuesday: 11.00, Archdiocesan Clergy, (Santa Sophia)
5, ASH WEDNESDAY: Visit the Sick, Mass & give them Ashes
6, Thursday: 8.30-10.00, teaching at the Sem.; 5 p.m., visiting families (Soutpan)
7, Friday: 10.00, visiting Creche (Kromkuil)
8, Saturday: 8.30-9.30, Catechism; 10.00-4 p.m., Justice & Peace workshop, (Mmotla, Rev. Mokoka)
9, Sunday: Mass-ASHES, all go to Noroki (9.00); 12.00, Moeka Confirmation class
10, Monday-Sunday: Priest in Mmotla all this week – visiting families, office work, meetings
14, Friday: 5 p.m., Catechism (Mmotla)
15, Saturday: 8.30-9.30, Catechism (Mmotla); 9.30-10.30, office; 11.00, Youth Retreat (Vision Statement – Mmotla); 5 p.m., Mass – Motong
16, Sunday: Mass – Moeka; 11.00, Confirmation class
20, Thursday: 8.30-10.00, teaching at the Seminary; 5 p.m., visiting families (Soutpan)
21, Friday: 10.00, visiting schools; 5 p.m., Catechism (Mmotla)
22, Saturday: 8.30-9.30, Catechism (Mmotla); 9.30, office; 11.00, Men’s retreat (celebrating St. Joseph’s – Mmotla)
23, Sunday: Masses – Mmotla (8.00); Noroki (10.30); 12.00, Moeka Confirmation class
24, Monday-Wednesday: priest in La Verna, Vanderbijlpark, for OFM brothers (Postulants)
27, Thursday: 8.30-10.00, teaching at the Seminary; 5 p.m., visiting families (Soutpan)
28, Friday: 10.00, visiting schools; 5 p.m., Catechism (Mmotla); 6 p.m., Youth Executive meeting (Mmotla)
29, Saturday: 8.30-9.30, all Confirmation candidates -(Mmotla); 9.30, office; 10.00-2.00 p.m., Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation, with Prison Ministry Committee (Mmotla); 3.30-4.30 p.m., Finance Committee meeting (Mmotla)
30, Sunday: Mass – change pulpit with Makapanstad priest (Fr. Isaac Tlhaledi); 12.00, Moeka Confirmation class


APRIL (YEAR OF FAMILY)

1, Tuesday: 11.00, Archdiocesan Clergy, Santa Sophia
2, Wednesday: 9.00, Mass & Communion of the Sick (Mmotla)
3, Thursday: 8.30-10.00, teaching at the Seminary; 5 p.m., visiting families (Soutpan)
4, Friday: 10.00, visiting schools; 5 p.m., Catechism (Mmotla)
5, Saturday: 8.30-9.30, Catechism (Mmotla); 9.30, office; 11.00, Readers’ workshop – preparation for Easter (Mmotla) – competition on composition of psalms; 3 p.m., Examination of First Communion candidates (Moeka/Mmotla)
6, Sunday: Mass – Mmotla; 11.00, Moeka Confirmation class
8, Tuesday: Mass & Communion of the sick (Moeka)
9, Wednesday: Deanery Clergy Recollection Day
10, Thursday: 8.30-10.00, teaching at the Seminary; 5 p.m., visiting families (Soutpan)
11, Friday: 10.00, visiting schools; 5 p.m., Catechism (Mmotla)
12, Saturday: 8.30-9.30, Catechism (Mmotla); 9.30-10.30, office; 11.00, Ministers of the Eucharist – preparation for Easter (Moeka); 1 p.m., Altar Servers, preps for Easter (Moeka
13, Sunday: PALM SUNDAY – all come to Ratjiepane (9.00)
14, Monday – (HOLY WEEK) – priest in Mmotla all week
17, HOLY THURSDAY: Chrism Mass (9.00, Cathedral); Last Supper (5 p.m., Kromkuil)
18, GOOD FRIDAY: 8.00-10.00, all Confirmation candidates retreat, (Moeka); 11.00 (Moeka, Stations of the Cross); 1 p.m., 7 Words; 3 p.m., Service of the Passion of the Lord
19, HOLY SATURDAY/Easter Vigil: 10 p.m., Mmotla; pray for the Sick
20, EASTER SUNDAY: Mass for the Sick
21-25, Easter Monday-Friday: Priest takes a week off; Friday, 5 p.m., Catechism (Mmotla); 6 p.m., Youth Executive meeting (Mmotla)
26, Saturday: 8.30-9.30, Catechism (Mmotla); 9.30-10.30, office; 11.00, Liturgy & Sick Committees meeting (Mmotla – evaluation of Easter celebrations); 3.30 p.m.-4.30, Finance Committee meeting (Mmotla)
27, Sunday: Masses – Mmotla (8.00); Noroki (10.30); Franciscan Regional Meeting (La Verna, till tomorrow)
29/30, Tuesday-Wednesday: Franciscan Regional meeting (Coolock, KZN)


MAY (PRAY THE ROSARY TO BUILD UP FAMILY LIFE)

1, Thursday: 8.30-10.00, teaching at the Sem.; Franciscan Formation Workshop (La Verna) – (till Sunday, 4th).
4, Sunday: Workers’ Day (Noroki, 9.00); go down to Besters, Ladysmith, for Hermitage experience with Franciscan Postulants, till Friday afternoon.
10, Saturday: 8.30-9.30, Catechism; 9.30-10.30, office; 11.00, DPC Meeting
11, Sunday: Mass – Ratjiepane (8.00); Kromkuil (10.30)
12-13, Monday/Tuesday: Guardians’ meeting (Kraal)
13-14, Tuesday/Wednesday: Franciscan Definitory meeting (Kraal)
15, Thursday: 8.30-10.00, teaching at the Sem.; 5 p.m., visiting families
16, Friday: 10.00, visiting schools; 5 p.m., Catechism (Mmotla)
17, Saturday: 8.30-9.30, Catechism (Mmotla); 9.30-10.30, office; Justice Peace & Integrity of Creation workshop; 11.00, Finance Committee meeting (Mmotla)
18, Sunday: Mass – Moeka
22, Thursday: 8.30-10.00, teaching at the Sem.; 5 p.m., visiting families (Soutpan)
23, Friday: 10.00, visiting schools; 5 p.m., Catechism (Mmotla)
24, Saturday: 8.30-9.30, all Confirmation Candidates (Mmotla); 9.30-10.30, office; 11.00, Ministers of the Eucharist, preparation for Corpus Christi (22 June); 3 p.m.-6 p.m., Married couples
25, Sunday: Mass – Mmotla (Married couples)
26, Monday: Priest in Mmotla all week
29, Thursday: 8.30-10.00, teaching at the Sem.; 5 p.m., visiting families (Soutpan)
30, Friday: 10.00, visiting schools; 5 p.m., Catechism (Mmotla); 6 p.m., Youth Executive meeting (preparation for June Youth activities)
31, Saturday: 8.30-9.30, Catechism; 9.30-10.30, office; 11.00-2 p.m., Catechists’ workshop (Mmotla); 3.30 p.m.-6 p.m., single parents, divorcees, widows/widowers (Mmotla)


JUNE (YEAR OF THE YEAR – YOUTH IN FAMILY)

1, Sunday: Mass – Mmotla (Single parents, divorcees, widows/widowers)
5, Thursday: 8.30-10.00, teaching at the Sem.; 5 p.m., visiting families (Soutpan)
6, Friday: 5 p.m., Catechism (Mmotla)
7, Saturday: 8.30-9.30, Catechism (Mmotla); 9.30-10.30, office; CWA Congress in Mmotla Pastoral District
8, PENTECOST SUNDAY – all go to Kromkuil (9.00)
12, Thursday: 5 p.m., visiting families (Soutpan)
13-15, Friday-Sunday: Youth Weekend (Mmotla Pastoral District)
16, Monday: Diocesan Youth Day
19, Thursday: 5 p.m., visiting families (Soutpan)
20, Friday: 5 p.m., Catechism (Mmotla)
21, Saturday: 8.30-9.30, Catechism (Mmotla); 9.30-10.00, office; 11.00, Prison Ministry Committee meeting (Mmotla)
22, Sunday: Masses – Mmotla (8.00); Noroki (10.30)
23, Monday: Priest in Mmotla all week – visiting homes, office work, etc.
27, Friday: 4 p.m., Catechism (Mmotla); 6 p.m., Youth Executive meeting
28, Saturday: 8.30-9.30, Catechism (Mmotla); 9.30-10.30, office; 11.00, Finance Committee meeting (Mmotla)
29, Sunday: Mass – change pulpits with priest from Makapanstad (?)


JULY (YEAR OF THE FAMILY)

1, Tuesday: Fr. Vumile’s Silver Jubilee of Priesthood
3, Thursday: 5 p.m., Mass in wards/section – building up of families
4-6, Friday-Sunday: 4 p.m., Altar Servers’ Retreat, Mmotla Creche; 4 p.m., Catechism (Motla)
5, Saturday: 8.30-9.30, Catechism (Mmotla); 9.30-10.30, office; 11.00-1 p.m., Prayer Group (Motla)
6, Sunday: 9.00, Celebration of Fr. Vumile’s Silver Jubilee (Mmotla – all come there)
7-11, Monday-Friday: Diocesan Annual Altar Servers’ Camp
8/9, Tuesday-Wednesday: Franciscan Definitory meeting (Coolock)
10, Thursday: 5 p.m., Mass in wards/sections – building up families
11, Friday: 5 p.m., Catechism (Mmotla)
12, Saturday: 8.30-9.30, Catechism (Mmotla); 9.30-10.00, office; 11.00, Altar Servers’ meeting & practice (report of past week)
13, Sunday: Masses – Ratjiepane (8.00); Kromkuil (10.00)
18, Friday: 5 p.m., Catechism (Mmotla)
19, Saturday: 8.30-9.30, Catechism (Mmotla); 9.30-10.30, office; 11.00-2 p.m., DPC Meeting
20, Sunday: Mass – Moeka
24, Thursday: 5 p.m., Mass in wards/sections for building up families
25, Friday: 4 p.m., Catechism (Mmotla); 6 p.m., Youth Executive meeting – preps for JONATHAN PILGRIMAGE, Feast of St. Francis (acting his life)
26, Saturday: 8.30-9.30, Catechism; 9.30-10.30, office;
27, Sunday: Masses – Mmotla (8.00); Noroki (10.30)
28, Monday: Priest in Mmotla all week – visiting homes, office work, etc.
29, Tuesday: 10.00, Finance Committee Meeting (Mmotla)
31, Thursday: 5 p.m., Mass in wards


AUGUST (PRAYING THE ROSARY FOR FAMILY BUILDING)

1-3, Friday-Sunday: Catechists in MATER DEI
2, Saturday: 8.30-9.30, Catechism – (Mmotla) Mass of the Feast of Our Lady of the Angels
3, Sunday: Mass – Mmotla
7, Thursday: 8.30-10.00, teaching at the Sem.; 5 p.m., Mass in wards
8, Friday: 5 p.m., Catechism (Mmotla)
9, Saturday: 8.30-9.30, Catechism; 9.30-10.30, office; 11.00, Catechists’ meeting (report of last weekend, Mmotla); 4 p.m., MASS FOR PASTORAL DISTRICT (Priest going to JONATHAN tomorrow)
10, Sunday: JONATHAN YOUTH PILGRIMAGE – NO MASS in Pastoral District
14, Thursday: 8.30-10.00, teaching at the Sem.; 5 p.m., Mass in wards – building up families
15, Friday: 5 p.m., Catechism (Mmotla)
16, Saturday: 8.30-9.30, Catechism (Mmotla); 9.30-10.30, office; 11.00-1 p.m., Prayer Group meeting (Mmotla); 4 p.m., MASS FOR YOUTH (PRIEST GOING TO JONATHAN TOMORROW)
17, Sunday: JONATHAN PILGRIMAGE
19/20, Tuesday-Wednesday: Franciscan Regional meeting (La Verna)
21, Thursday: 8.30-10.00, teaching at the Sem.; 5 p.m., Mass in wards
22, Friday: 5 p.m., Catechism (Mmotla)
23, Saturday: 8.30-9.30, Catechism (Mmotla); 9.30-10.30, office; 11.00, Men’s meeting (Mmotla)
24, Sunday: Masses – Mmotla (8.00); Noroki (10.30)
25, Monday: Priest in Mmotla all week – visiting homes, office work, etc.
26, Tuesday: 10.00, Finance Committee Meeting (Mmotla)
26/27, Tuesday-Wednesday: Franciscan Regional meeting, (Coolock, KZN)
28, Thursday: 8.30-10.00, teaching at the Sem.; 5 p.m., Mass in wards
29, Friday: 10.00, visiting schools; 4 p.m., Catechism (Mmotla); 6 p.m., Youth Executive meeting
30, Saturday: 8.30-9.30, all Confirmation Candidates (Mmotla); 9.30-10.30, office; 11.00, Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation meeting
31, Sunday: Mass – change pulpit with Priest of Makapanstad (?)


SEPTEMBER (YEAR OF THE FAMILY)

4, Thursday: 8.30-10.00, teaching at the Sem.; 5 p.m., Mass in wards
5, Friday: 10.00, visiting schools; 5 p.m., Catechism (Mmotla)
6, Saturday: 8.30-9.30, Catechism (Mmotla); 9.30-10.30, office; 11.00-2 p.m, DPC Meeting
7, Sunday: Mass – Mmotla
16/17, Tuesday-Wednesday: Franciscan Definitory Meeting (La Verna)
24, Wednesday: Altar Servers’ Fundraising Concert
27, Saturday: 8.30-9.30, Catechism; 9.30-10.30, office; 11.00, Sacristans workshop
28, Sunday: Celebrating HERITAGE DAY


OCTOBER (YEAR OF THE FAMILY – PRAYING THE ROSARY)

3, Friday: 10.00, visiting the Creches; 6 p.m., Transitus (Kraal)
4, Saturday: 8.30-9.30, Catechism – Mass of St. Francis (Mmotla); 10.00-11, office; 12.00, Youth practice play of St. Francis
5, Sunday: Mass of St. Francis Feast – all come together (Mmotla)
19-24, Sunday afternoon-Friday: Priest on Retreat (La Verna Franciscan Retreat Centre, Vanderbijlpark)
24, Friday: 5 p.m., Catechism (Mmotla)
25, Saturday: 8.30-9.30, Catechism (Mmotla); 9.30-10.30, office
26, Sunday: Masses – Mmotla (8.00); Noroki (10.30)
27, Monday: Priest in Mmotla all week – visiting homes, office work, etc.


NOVEMBER (REMEMBERING OUR DEAD FAMILY MEMBERS)

1, Saturday: 8.30-9.30, Catechism (Mmotla); 9.30-10.30, office; 11.00, DPC meeting, preparations for Confirmations
2, Sunday: Mass – Mmotla (8.00)
4/5, Tuesday-Wednesday: Franciscan Definitory Meeting (Kraal)
8, Saturday: 8.30-9.30, Catechism (Mmotla); 9.30-10.30, office; 11.00-1 p.m, Prayer Group (Mmotla); 2 p.m-4 p.m., Catechists’ meeting (preps for Confirmation)
9, Sunday: Masses – Ratjiepane (8.00); Kromkuil (10.30)
15, Saturday: 8.30-9.30, Catechism (Mmotla); 9.30-10.30, office; 11.00-2 p.m., Ministers of the Eucharist workshop (Mmotla)
16, Sunday: Mass – Moeka (8.00)
22, Saturday: 8.30-9.30, Catechism (Mmotla); 9.30-10.30, office;
23, Sunday: Masses – Mmotla (8.00); Noroki (10.30)
24, Monday: Priest in Mmotla all week – Confirmation sessions; visiting families; office work
28, Friday: 10.00, visiting Creches; 6 p.m., Youth Executive meeting
29, Saturday: 8.30-9.30, Candidates of Confirmation (Mmotla); 9.30-10.30, office; 11.00, DPC meeting- preparations for Confirmations
30, Sunday: Mass – change pulpits with Makapanstad priest (?)


DECEMBER (YEAR OF THE FAMILY)

1-5, Monday-Friday: Franciscan Provincial Chapter, (La Verna)
21, Sunday: Confirmations, Mmotla