Fr. Harrie Hovers
Contact the office:
Rev. Les Ruhrmund
Rev. Tony van Vuuren
076 189 3524
As Monday 27th April is a public holiday, Mass will be celebrated at 9am.
2nd May 2015 9am - 3pm. Food Fair & Fun Events - Fundraising in aid of the Carmelites of Retreat. For more information please see this brochure.
Archdiocesan Catholic Health Care Association invitation to all Catholic nurses, carers and healthcare professionals Saturday May 16. Mass at 10am and then a presentation followed by discussion and sharing. Read More
THIS WEEK’S EDITORIAL God’s call to service
1. Vocations Sunday focus
2. The roots of Eskom crisis.
3. SA Catholics on Church and family
4. Pope: What Year of Mercy is all about’
5. Is Christianity a ‘colonial’ religion?’
FOOD FAIR AND FUND DAY IN AID OF THE CARMELITES OF RETREAT
Join us for a Fund-raising Food Fair & Fun events day on 2nd May from 9am to 3pm at Our Lady Help of Christians, Lansdowne. See notice in the porch for more information
CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE
The CWL will be collecting 67 jerseys and/or socks for adults to commemorate Mandela Day. However, we are hoping to distribute these before the onset of winter. Please place your donations in the basket in the Church foyer.
The next BAPTISM INSTRUCTION takes place on Sunday 3rd May after the 09:00 Mass & baptisms on the 10th. Please contact the Parish Office if you intend attending.
PRAYER VIGIL FOR LIFE – Saturday 25 April 2015 at 09:30. See notice in the porch for more information.
ARCHDIOCESAN CATHOLIC HEALTH CARE ASSOCiATION. Mass at 10:00, followed by a presentation by Emeritus Prof.Marian Jacobs from UCT, then discussion and sharing.Saturday 16th May from 09:30 to 13:15 at Nazareth House. See notice in the porch for more information.
If you intend attending this instruction, please contact the Parish Office.
Fundraising Events - Save the dates!
8 May 2015 - Bingo evening
NEW READERS AT MASS We're looking for additional readers at the weekend Masses. If you'd like to be part of this very rewarding ministry please contact Tracey Davids on 021 672 3121 for more details.
HELP THE RURAL CHILD Please do not bring your donations to the Parish Office any longer. Instead please deliver them directly to Help the Rural Child in Mowbray (corner of Main Road and Durban Road). Tel: 021 689 8392.
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.
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.
YEAR OF THE CONSECRATED LIFE
Pope Francis has called for a Year of Special Prayer for an increase of Vocations to the Consecrated Life.
Lord, teach me to serve you as you deserve;
to give and not to count the cost;
to fight and not to heed the wounds;
to toil and not to seek to rest;
to labour and to ask for no reward
save that of knowing I do your will.
ROSARY SUNDAYS Do you want to grow spiritually? You might like to join the Genesis group who pray the Rosary each Sunday evening from 5.30 to 5.55, in the Kelly Room.
Next Sunday - Palm Sunday - will be the last Sunday School lesson for Term 1. There will be worksheets for the children at the back of the church on Easter Sunday so please bring colouring pencils along. Sunday School resumes on Divine Mercy Sunday (12th April).
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.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY Thank you for the generous donation received in our box last weekend. God bless you.
One of the projects St Michael’s SVP is involved with is done in conjunction with U-Turn. Street people are given food vouchers for meals. A pack of 5 costs R30.00 per pack and is available at the SVP table in the church porch. These can be given out individually to people, instead of money, at the traffic lights. Last year 866 vouchers sponsored by the St Michael’s SVP were redeemed at the Claremont or Wynberg premises. 442 items of clothing were also given out.
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.
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
The current wave of xenophobic attacks calls for a deep reflection on our values of equality, human dignity and solidarity. We must recognise the value of each person, not because of race or nationality, but simply because she or he is a human being – Fr David Holdcroft, Southern Africa Director, Jesuit Refugee Service
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.