Fr. Harrie Hovers
Contact the office:
Rev. Les Ruhrmund
Rev. Tony van Vuuren
The Feast Of The Assumption Of The Virgin Mary is transferred to this weekend. The Solemnity of The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (15 August) is the patronal feast of South Africa and in our country the celebration of this feast is transferred to the nearest following Sunday.
This year it is 18 August.
At all the Masses on this weekend, we honour and pray very especially to our Mother, Our Lady, to intercede for our country so desperately in need of prayer and God's grace to guide us through these very troubled times.
In the liturgy of the Mass we should highlight this significance:
- Inclusion of Marion hymns (9am and Sunday 6pm)
- Include in The Prayers of the Faithful
- Our national flag to be brought down the centre isle to the sanctuary in the Offertory procession at all Masses and we will sing the national anthem at 9am and 6pm Sunday Mass. (after which the flag should be positioned at the baptismal font). The significance here being that we are not only offering to God ourselves and our gifts but also our country.
- The Mass will conclude with a special blessing.
South African National Anthem:
Nkosi sikelel' iAfrika
Maluphakanyisw' uphondo lwayo,
Yizwa imithandazo yethu,
Nkosi sikelela, thina lusapho lwayo.
Morena boloka setjhaba sa heso,
O fedise dintwa la matshwenyeho,
O se boloke, O se boloke setjhaba sa heso,
Setjhaba sa South Afrika - South Afrika.
Uit die blou van onse hemel,
Uit die diepte van ons see,
Oor ons ewige gebergtes,
Waar die kranse antwoord gee,
Sounds the call to come together,
And united we shall stand,
Let us live and strive for freedom,
In South Africa our land.
EPISCOPAL ORDINATION of Bishop Elect Sylvester David OMI. The Ordination of Bishop Elect Sylvester David will take place on Sunday 25th August 2019. As Father Harrie will be attending the Ordination, our Mass at 6pm on Sunday 25th will be replaced with a Communion Service. Please note, you cannot attend the Ordination without a pre-booked ticket. This event will be live-streamed at this link.
ELECTION FOR THE PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL The bio pages with photo of the nominees who have agreed to stand for election to the Parish Pastoral Council are on display in the foyer. Please take a look at who you might like to elect next week. We need 3 additional members.
SAVE THE DATE – International Food Fair Saturday 26th October from 12:00 until 18:00
The CWL Our next meeting takes place on Monday 19th August at 18:30 in the Ruffell Room, all ladies welcome.
In all things, charity
1. Bishop: Get out of the sacristies
2. What Pope Francis wrote to priests
3. How to make things right with Our Lady
4. Why we need the Word of God
5. Where the homeless tell their stories
Genesis Gather: A night of musical worship, reflection and prayer
Date: Friday 30 August 2019
Time: 7:00 pm: Venue: Griffith Room
Karaoke Evening To help raise funds for Mater Domini home in Claremont.
Date: Friday 9th August 2019
Venue: St Ignatius Catholic Church, Lansdowne Rd, Claremont
Contact Mary Walsh For More Information 083 583 4773
Archdiocese Of Cape Town, Catholic Health Carers Association (ACHCA)
Gathering Of All Catholic
Health Carers (Doctors, nurses, auxiliary health professionals, paramedics, community health care workers etc.) IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF CAPE TOWN
SATURDAY 17th August, 2019
AT NAZARETH HOUSE, VREDEHOEK (021 4611635)
(Above Gardens Centre – take Vredehoek /Devils Peak taxis from Grand Parade Nazareth House in on the MyCity Route)
Registration at 09h30
Mass celebrated at 10h00 by Father Mark Pothier
Motivational Speaker - Ingrid Jones – “Empowerment of Women” Bring And Share Lunch
Contact details of committee members Veronica Petersen – 082 575 4121 / St Faith Esau – 073 952 5557
Archdiocese of Cape Town, Catholic Health Carers Association. Gathering of all Catholic Health Carers on Sat.17th August 2019 at Nezareth House, Vredehoek. Read more
MINI-MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE
If you intend getting married in the next 6-8months, the next mini-marriage course (done in conjunction with Prepare) which you need to attend, will take place over 3 weeks starting on August 13th then the 20th and 27th at 7.00pm in the Ruffell Room. To enroll or for more info, please speak to one of the Clergy
YOU ARE WELCOME TO THE IGNATIAN DAY 2019
SATURDAY 17 AUGUST,AT KOLBE, GROTTO RD.,RONDEBOSCH
TOPIC : OUR JOY --- PRAISE, REVERENCE AND SERVICE
LED BY : Fr Jim McGloin SJ, an American born Jesuit priest who has worked for many years in different parts of Africa, and has recently moved to Cape Town.
TIME : 9.30 Registration, coffee and catch up
10.00 - 3.30 Times of input and time to reflect
• Tea, coffee and crunchies provided.
• PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH
• Suggested donation: R50 Students free
• Please park outside: there is usually lots of parking on a Sat am.
• We regret no children.
• NB! NB! Dress up warmly for the Cape winter. We suggest you bring a blanket!
NB YOU ARE WELCOME TO SPREAD THE WORD AND BRING FRIENDS
We look forward to seeing you on the 17th August!
Very best wishes,
Fr John Enslin SJ, Nan Martin, Judy Everingham, Veronica Miller, Hugh Fynn and Yolande Trainor (who will be away in Australia, on the 17th with first grandchild!)
Genesis Kids. All 2-7 year olds are welcome to join us during the 1st half of 9am mass in the Parish centre.
Every year St Michael's SVP supports U-turn's Voucher Initiative. From the period of January to June 2019 St Michael's sponsored 3659 of the 4560 amount of vouchers earned by homeless individuals at the service Center in Claremont. From January to June 2019 vouchers were redeemed in the following way: Supper - 4 300; Clothing 2 500; Toiletries: 1 140.
Thank you to our generous donors – it is through your generosity that we are able to support such a worthy cause.
Has intimacy left your marriage? Is your marriage tearing the two of you apart? Is there little or no meaningful communication? Are you considering seperation or divorce? Join us
PLANNED GIVING : If you contribute to the Parish via Planned Giving and have returned your form, require envelopes or we don’t have an email address for you, please collect the envelope in the foyer which is addressed to you.
Life Teen See you in the Hall after Mass on Sunday.
Help the Rural Child Charity Shops Head Office is in need of volunteers with the following skills on their Board of Advisors: Finance, Marketing and Retail.
The role of the Board of Advisors is to assist Management with ideas and strategic planning for our charity shops so that they can continue to flourish in order to support the Geodgedacht Trust in building and empowering thriving and rural communities.
The board meets one a month, maximum 3 hours, at the offices of Help the Rural Child, Mowbray.
If you are passionate about your field and would like to dedicate some of your time to assist and make a difference, then this is for you!
Please contact Nicky on 021 685 2810
We are happy to announce that Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Fr Sylvester Davids O.M.I. as the new Auxiliary Bishop of Cape Town. Episcopal Ordination arrangements to follow.
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* Parish Pastoral Council Report
TOO MUCH STUFF, TOO LITTLE SPACE, JOIN HELP THE RURAL CHILD CHARITY SHOPS: The revolution against rural poverty has begun. Come and join us! We will be having a massive drive at your parish. We need clothing for men, women and children, books, bric-a brac and furniture to sell in our shops. The proceeds will go towards the running cost of the POP Centres at Goedgedacht www.goedgedacht.org Drop all goods at the hall.When: Saturday and Sunday 10th and 11th October 2018
Time: Saturday 09h00-14h00
TEL: 0738814053 FOR MORE INFORMATION
NOAH (Neighbourhood Old Age Home)
based in Woodstock, are offering takeaway meals. If you work in the area you could consider supporting them. See this notice . NOAH is a progamme of the Archdiocese to support Social Pensioners whose Income is R1690.00. Archbishop Brislin is the Patron.
As you are all aware we are experiencing water restrictions in Cape Town because of the drought. At the Parish Pastoral Council meeting on Thursday night, and also in line with a directive received from the Archbishop, it was agreed that we have to limit the use of our facilities to drastically reduce our water usage.
Our account has already been identified as “high” usage and a restrictive device has been fitted which cuts off our supply as soon as we reach our limit on any given day. In view of this, we have to advise that the kitchen is out of bounds in the Parish centre.
Parish meetings can still happen, although limited, but no refreshments may be served using our water. Should you wish to continue with your meetings, please advise those attending to bring their own water and all garbage will need to be collected and removed from the premises.
One of the projects St Michael’s SVP are involved with is in conjunction with U-Turn. Street people are given vouchers for meals or clothing and from 1 January 2017 to 30 September 2017 a total of 4278 vouchers made up as follows: 2nd Hand clothes: 1945 Meals 1879; Toiletries: 454 which were sponsored by the St Michael’s SVP were redeemed at either the Claremont or Wynberg premises. Thank you once again to all our generous donors. It is through you generosity that we are able to assist with projects such as this. God bless you. U-TURN VOUCHERS available from the Bookshop – cost of a pack of 5 is now R100.00 which equates to R20.00 per meal.
USE SnapScan TO MAKE YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE WEEKLY COLLECTION!!! Our Genesis teams have been asking us to make the option of paying money to the Parish available on SnapScan. As from this weekend, you can contribute to the Parish Collection using the SnapScan App on your phone. Please note that this is available for use with COLLECTIONS. However, should you wish to pay your Planned Giving Contribution, clearly indicate PG, your number, and name. You can download the SnapScan App free of charge on your phone.
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HAVE YOU EVER CONSIDERED MUSIC AS YOUR MINISTRY? The Genesis band and choir are recruiting. If you are a singer or musician, we’d like to invite you to join us in this rewarding ministry. It’s not a huge commitment (5pm on a Sunday) and it’s a wonderful way to make a contribution. If you are a singer, classical musician, guitarist, drummer or a sound engineer with some experience, we’re excited to welcome you. Please contact Adrian or Tinashe after 6pm the mass or by SMS. Adrian – 083 258 6571 Tinahse – 073 097 4932
The CWL Meet on the 3rd Monday of each month. You are invited to join us to grow spiritually, help the church and make new friends.
Tea and coffee servers urgently needed to help at Parish functions and funeral teas – Men and women (no washing-up!!). Contact Amanda on 021 685 3544.
If you would like a Mass to be offered for someone’s intentions or for the repose of the soul of someone, please phone the Parish Office to arrange this
DISABLED PARKING BAYS AT ST MICHAEL’S Please do not use the parking bays marked for the disabled unless you qualify to use them. On several occasions the people for whom they are intended have had to park far away from the Church and it is difficult for them to then get into the Church.
Bequest perhaps you would like to consider a bequest to St Michaels (St Michaels Catholic Church, Rondebosch) in your will? Contact Father Harrie for further advice. KIDS – please collect more envelopes in the foyer if you have run out.
TOO MUCH STUFF, TOO LITTLE SPACE, JOIN HELP THE RURAL CHILD CHARITY SHOPS: The revolution against rural poverty has begun. Come and join us! We need clothing for men, women and children,books, bric-a brac and furniture to sell in our shops. The proceeds will go towards the running cost of the POP Centres at Goedgedacht. www.goedgedacht.org.
WHAT IS A MENTOR? Would you like to know more about mentoring a student? LIFE CHOICES is looking for the right people to help give support and guidance to Grade 11/12 Students from less privileged backgrounds. It is a truly worthwhile cause. For more information and contact details please read the Poster in the foyer of the church or phone Gill 021 686 8251
ROSARY SUNDAYS: There is no love like a mother’s love. You’re invited to sing Mary’s praises through the Rosary every Sunday at 5.30PM in the Kelly Room. Beginners and devotees equally welcome.
IN MEMORIAM On the rear wall of the Church next to the visitors confessional, a board has been put up displaying the leaflets from 12 recent funerals of Parishioners. This is in order to encourage us to pray for the souls of our departed brothers and sisters.
NOTICE ABOUT HOSPITALS: When you, or a family member, are admitted to hospital, it is the responsibility of the family to notify the Parish we will then notify the Chaplain of that particular hospital, even if you are admitted to the Vincent Pallotti Hospital. They no longer ask patient’s religion.
ST MICHAEL’S FOOTBALL CLUB is looking for new players this season, of zero experience and beyond! If you want to join a group of men growing in faith, while practicing soccer together, you are invited to join the team. Practice days: Mondays at 17:30 at St Joseph's school, Belmont Road, Rondebosch. Match Days: Saturdays.
MORNING MARKET: This (almost always) takes place on the first Sunday of each month from before the 7.30 am Mass until about 11 am. We are always in need of good second-hand clothes to sell at our Morning Market. Please bring these, clearly marked, to the Parish Office.
MASS INTENTIONS If you would like a Mass to be offered for your Intention, or for a deceased friend or relative, please phone the Parish Office 021 686 8708) to arrange this.
SUNDAY SCHOOL There are two Sunday School groups. They take place during the first part of the 9am Mass, and two parents are on duty in each class. The class for 2-4 year olds is held in the Gill Room, and the one for 5–7 year olds in the Kelly Room. Please bring crayons to Mass, and take a work sheet from the back of the church before Mass starts. Children from both classes return to Mass at the Offertory.
GENESIS JUNIORS Can we think of ways to help someone who needs to get better? Talk with your children about this. What can you as a family do to help?
Try to do something for someone else each week.
BAPTISMS and BAPTISM INSTRUCTION: Baptisms take place on the second Sunday of the month, with preparation the previous Sunday both after the 9 o'clock Mass. Please contact the parish office in advance if you are interested (021-686-8708).
SECOND HAND ROSE: We are always in need of donations of clothes to sell at our Morning Market Second Hand Rose stall. Please bring contributions to the parish office, clearly marked for Second Hand Rose.
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS: Contact Gill Greenwood: 021-686-8251 or 072-546-6314.
WOOL FOR NOAH: NOAH coordinates fourteen Catholic-based Neighbourhood Old Age Homes in Khayelitsha and Woodstock. We are always looking for donations of wool for our elderly who knit various items. Please contact Ian Veary or Bea Jordan on 021 447 6334 (and see www.noah.org.za for more information).
CATHOLIC BUSINESS NETWORK: The CBN is group of Catholic men and women who endeavour to support and promote each other’s professional and business undertakings. Our Mission Statement encourages us to operate within the ethos of Christian morals, ethics and values. The group meets every fortnight at the Italian Club, at 7.30 pm. and we welcome new members. See http://statrs.co.za for more information, or contact Sinclair on 083 300 6747 or Vic on 083 308 4014.
PRAYER TO ST MICHAEL
Saint Michael the Archangel,
Defend us in battle;
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil -
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray.
And do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host,
By the power of God, thrust into hell
Satan and all evil spirits
Who wander through the world
For the ruin of souls. AMEN.