READINGS FOR THIS SUNDAY 24th  SEPTEMBER  PENTECOST 16 (PROPER 20)

Scripture readings from the New Revised Standard Version (Anglicised edition). Introduction to the readings by Fr Tom Amoore.

   Introduction and first reading

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  •    Psalm

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  •    Introduction and second reading

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  •    Introduction and Gospel reading

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  •  St Michael and All Angels

      Service Times :
  • Sunday     9am   -   Sung Mass and youth worship
  •                  6pm   -  Evening Prayer {with Guild of St Luke on 1st Sunday in month. } 

  • Thursday  9am        -    Mass
  • Saturday  7:30am   -     Mass

  •  Address : 150 Commissioner Street. 
                     (Corner of Plein and Commissioner Streets.)
                    Boksburg Central

     Directions :
                     From the South West Corner of Boksburg Lake travel 200 metres along 
                     Commissioner Street towards Germiston.

     GPS Co-ordinates :
                     S   26° 13.284'
                     E 028° 14.498'

    St Gabriel's

     Service Times 
  •  Sunday          7am   -     Mass
  •  Wednesday   6pm    -    Mass

  •  Address : Corner 6th Street and Gelofte Avenue.                        
                    Boksburg North

     Directions :
         150 metres east of Trichards road, down 6th Street. 

     GPS Co-ordinates :
                  S   26° 12.255'
                  E 028° 15.326'

    St Raphael's

     Service Times
  •  Sunday   8:30am   —   Mass and youth worship
  •  Address : Corner Lotus and Korhaan Street. 
                     Sunward Park

     Directions :
        250 metres west of Pick and Pay in Sunward Park. 

     GPS Co-ordinates :
                S   26° 
                E 028° 

    Looking at Worship


    Jesus, at the Last Supper, instructed the disciples "Whenever you do this, do it in memory of me." He was describing the four-fold action of take, bless, break and share of the bread and wine, at what is now celebrated in most churches, and in this parish, as the central act of worship, in the sacrament of Holy Communion, the Mass or the Eucharist.

    WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MASS,COMMUNION AND EUCHARIST?

    No difference. These are three names for the same service.

    Mass is derived from the Latin ending of the service "Ite missa est" meaning "Go, it is sent". The name is convenient because of its shortness and because unlike the other two names it does not also refer to a particular part of the service.

    (Holy) Communion(from Latin) refers to the act of our being joined with Christ and all Christians when we receive the bread and wine.

    Eucharist (from Greek) means thanksgiving and refers particularly to that part of the service where the priest consecrates the bread and wine by saying a prayer of thanksgiving over them.

    WHAT WILL I NEED ?

    Nothing. Books are supplied in church.

    For use in church we have chosen the New Revised Standard Version of the bible. This may be bought from the parish office if you would like one for use at home.

    For the Mass, we now use only   "An Anglican Prayer Book, 1989" commonly abbreviated to APB. This is not only a revision of the language of the older book (South African Prayer Book 1954), but more importantly recovers the earlier understandings of the service, and allows greater freedom and variety of worship.

    WHAT MUST I WEAR ?

    We want everyone to be free to follow their own sense of what is fitting, and not feel judged by others for it.

    MAY I RECEIVE COMMUNION ?

    If you are from another church and receive communion there (and are baptised) you may receive communion. If you are Anglican you will need to have been confirmed or have been admitted to communion.

    You may receive communion in different ways, either receiving the host (bread) directly onto your tongue, or into your hand, and either drinking the wine from the chalice, or dipping your host into the wine.

    WHAT IF I AM NOT RECEIVING COMMUNION?

    If you are not receiving communion you may still come to the rail for a blessing. Fold your arms across your chest to indicate that you are not receiving.

    Church Colours

    There are four liturgical colours used during the year: Red, White, Purple and Green.

    Their significance is;


    The Church Year — Liturgical Seasons

    The Church Year contains 4 special seasons and 7 universal Great feasts, as well as a number of feasts and commemorations. 

    The 4 seasons are;

    THE GREAT FEASTS


    Anglican Parish of Boksburg (Fr Tom Amoore 2007)