Fr. Harrie Hovers
Contact the office:
Rev. Les Ruhrmund
Rev. Tony van Vuuren
076 189 3524
FATHER HARRIE CELEBRATES his 65th birthday on Saturday 4th June. Congratulations Father, we wish you many happy returns of the day and hope the year ahead is filled with many blessings.
Life Teen continues during exams. All teens invited to join us after Mass this Sunday evening for a ‘re-fill’ session with God and with the core team during this stressful time.
Dads, save the date! Please join us for Life Teen after the evening Mass on Father’s Day, 19 June.
SECURITY – we have had a number of incidents around the Parish in the last two weeks. Please be careful with your personal belonging, not leaving them unattended, even during Mass.
You're Invited! The beautiful Atrium of St Michael ( on the stage in the Hall) will be open for you to visit on Sunday 5th June after the 7.30 and 9 am Masses. Bring your cup of coffee from the Morning Market, browse around and see what the children of St Michael's experience at our Good Shepherd Catechism. The Catechists look forward to sharing their ministry with you.
The next Baptism Instruction will take place on Sunday 5th June after the 09:00 Mass & baptisms on the 12th. Please contact the Parish Office if you intend attending.
CWL - congratulations to the following who won blankets in our recent raffle: Julie Junor, Mpumi Williams, Anne Deary, Mary Walsh and Leopold Tientchen. Thank you to all who supported our fund-raiser.
“MY FIRST BABY BOX” – project.
PRAYER AND LIFE WORKSHOP
Come experience the power of the Holy Spirit and an ENCOUNTER
of Maywith the Love of God, through THE PRAYER AND LIFE WORKSHOPS!! (26 May -1 September 2016) “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” James 4v8
PLW teaches different prayer methods, including contemplative prayer, reflections on daily bible readings, and encountering God in your everyday life. It is life-transforming
Please join us at an INTRO session on the 26 May 2016, to find out more. Thereafter every Thursday, 19h00-21h00. Workshop ends 1 September 2016
Please contact Venessa Padayachee -0822020202
Clothing, shoes and linen are needed to sell at our 2nd Hand Rose Stall at our Morning Market, as well as books to be sold by the CWL, particularly children’s books and other bric a brac. If you have any of these items to donate, please bring them to the Parish Office, clearly marked.
We are once again appealing for money towards blankets. This can be handed in at the Repository.
BIG CEMENT POTS FOR THE CHURCH GARDEN
We are considering planting some shrubs in big cement pots (1m x 1m) in various areas around the church gardens. If anyone in the Parish has a contact where we can obtain these, please contact Gloria Kaminski on 082 291 4599.
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St Michael's Parish Fundraiser Save the date!
Gilbert and Sullivan will be staging
“My Fair Lady”
at Artscape. Our Parish has been afforded the opportunity to host the show on Friday 22 July 2016 as a fundraiser. Funds raised will be used to enable us to continue with the ministry and outreach programmes run by the parish. Tickets cost R325.00 or R275.00. A member of the fund-raising committee will be available after all Masses this weekend to assist you with your booking, or call Carol Rasmussen on 021 671 0364 or 084 990 0244.
CONFIRMATION PREPARATION – we would like to remind all parents that our parish offers Life Teen as preparation for Confirmation for those from Gr 8 upwards. To join the Gr 11 Confirmation class it will be necessary to have attended Life Teen or have received suitable preparation in a Catholic school or parish.
Editorial:The scorched-earth protests
1. SA reaction to deaconess idea
2. Priest: My illness is now my ministry
3. Should we still believe in miracles?
4. Why we must heal the racists
5. Fr Rolheiser: How youths really are
CWL -we are collecting jerseys and socks for Mandela Day but wish to distribute them before winter sets in. There will be a box in the foyer
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 Good Shepherd Catechesis Training Level 1
The Archdiocese will be using The Atrium of St Michael this year for the initial training of those beginning this enriching course.
Date: 1st Saturday of each month from February to June and August to November. Time: 9.30 to 2.30pm
CWL -for the two weeks after Easter, we will be collecting jerseys and socks for Mandela Day but wish to distribute them before winter sets in. There will be a box in the foyer
The CWL Meet on the 3rd Monday of each month. The next meeting takes place on Monday 15th February. 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.
Genesis Kids Sunday School - during the 9am mass
2-4 year olds in the Gill Room
5-7 year olds in the Kelly Room
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
CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD.
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.
YEAR OF MERCY -
Mission Prayer for the Year of Mercy
Loving Father, bless our parish during the Year of Mercy. Open our eyes to see Jesus, for he is the face of your mercy made visible to us.
As we ask your blessing upon our parish retreat it is our special joy to echo the song of Mary, mother of mercy:
What marvels you work for us! Holy is your name! May your mercy extend from generation to generation! May your mercy touch the hearts and lives of every member of our parish, during the mission, and indeed throughout this jubilee year.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Mary, mother of evangelisation and mother of mercy, pray for us.
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 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.
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.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY One of the projects St Michael’s SVP are involved with is done in conjunction with U-Turn. Street people are given food vouchers for meals. Between the 1st June 2015 and 30th Oct 2015, 1583 of the vouchers which were sponsored by the St Michael’s SVP were redeemed at the Claremont Power House. 906 items of clothing were also handed out. Thank you once again to all our generous donors. It is through your generosity that we are able to assist with projects such as this. God bless you. The U-turn vouchers at R30.00 per pack of 5 are available at the SVP table. These can be given out individually to people, instead of money, at the traffic lights
U-TURN MEAL VOUCHERS: For non-toxic and guilt-free giving at traffic lights - U-turn vouchers at R30.00 per pack of 5 are available at the SVP table in the church porch after all masses. These can be given individually to people begging at traffic lights instead of money.
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 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.
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).
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. Contact the parish office for more information.
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, or Julia Shelley: 021 689 2455 or 082 290 3633.
FAITH-SHARING GROUPS: Contact Caitlin Scott on 073 177 1883.
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.
Archbishop Brislin's Building Fund:
If you would like to make a donation towards the building of new churches, the bank details are:
Standard Bank Branch 020909
Ref: Your name (or Anon).
Note: Through a very generous donation, the Archbishop's fund has been able to pay for the extension of St Catherine’s Church in Kleinvlei.
LAST WORD from the Justice & Peace group
Remember that the Church's ministry is like working in a field hospital, where our task is to help the wounded, and hold those who are hurt – Pope Francis
Please join us in praying for all those working for the Church in any way, that they may be granted and be conscious of the fruits of the Holy Spirit: love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
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.