Fr. Harrie Hovers
Contact the office:
Rev. Les Ruhrmund
Rev. Tony van Vuuren
076 189 3524
ROAD CLOSURES NEXT SUNDAY, 17th September – be aware that you might need to take an alternate route to get to Mass next Sunday morning because of the annual Sanlam Cape Town Marathon.
PLANNED GIVING a Parishioner kindly paid R1280.00 by snapscan last weekend and referenced it PG but there is no name or number. If you would like this recorded as your payment, please contact the Parish Office. A REMINDER TOO to all other Parishioners, please use the correct reference when depositing money into the Parish bank account.
Life Teen takes place after the Sunday evening Mass until 8:45pm. This week: Episode 5 of the YOU Series.
The school reserves the right not to proceed with the filling of these posts. Please note that no faxed applications will be considered and only those applicants invited for an interview will be contacted.
International Food Evening Due to further complications about the new Liquor Licence Regulations we have decided to postpone the International Food Evening till Friday 27th October 2017. This will give us enough time to arrange a liquor licence and may have the added benefits of possibly being a little drier and warmer as well as not falling on the day school closes.
INVITATION TO OUR MARRIAGE CAMINO
The Schoenstatt Family Branch, invite you to follow the pilgrim pathway of your marriage together – A Marriage Camino.
The fifteen stations shed light on your path through life with all its ups and downs and encourage you to strengthen your marriage.
Our hope is that you enter into dialogue with each other and get onto the track of what grows and supports your love.
Date: Saturday 14 October 2017
Time: 9.00 am to 4.30 pm
Place: Schoenstatt, Constantia Main Road, Constantia.
Cost: R50 per family (All inclusive).
Bring a picnic lunch.
Your children will be under the close supervision of child-minders and kept busy while you, as husband and wife, walk together through Schoenstatt’s beautiful grounds.
We look forward to meeting you.
Please RSVP by 04 October 2017
You are welcome to contact us
082 462 1178 & 021 705 2119
Annual Shrine to Shrine Pilgrimage
Monday 25th September 2017
“We walk for Truth & Transformation”
07:00 Registration outside Schoenstatt Farm House, Constantia
07:30 Blessing at Schoenstatt Shrine, Constantia
07:45 Depart for Constantia Nek (by car)
08:00 Depart Constantia Nek (start of piligrimage)
1st … Petitions, Question & Prayer
2nd ... Petitions, Question & Prayer
12:00 Holy Mass - Newlands Forest (followed by lunch)
3rd … Petitions, Question & Prayer
4th … Petitions, Question & Prayer
16:45 Refreshments at Villa Maria (Coffee/Tea/Juice)
17:15 Benediction at Villa Maria Shrine, Tamboorskloof
For Further Information please contact:
Clement Nicolls: 021 715-1853 / 082 451-3286
Marcel Barry: 021 705-2119 / 083 454-2209
The organisers retain the right to cancel the pilgrimage
in the event of rain or any unforeseen circumstances.
Important Additional Information
1. All pilgrims must have a signed indemnity form. Under 18’s must have their forms signed by a parent/legal guardian. No person will be allowed on the pilgrimage without a signed indemnity form. You will be turned away. (Indemnity form on separate brochure with parish).
2. The approximate distance of the walk is 25k.m. + / - 9 hours, therefore every pilgrim should be fit and in sound health. Any person suffering from any medical condition, which could in any way be aggravated by physical exertion, must please consult their GP to sanction their participation in the Pilgrimage.
3. Youth Leaders from the various parishes must accept responsibility and control of their members.
4. Please make your own arrangements for transport to Constantia / Constantia Nek and from Villa Maria at the end of the Pilgrimage.
5. Please remember that this is a pilgrimage and lunch should be eaten after Holy Mass at Newlands.
6. A jersey and good walking shoes and socks as well as adequate protection in the case of rain / sun are essential.
7. Bring along a picnic lunch and perhaps some extra to share with someone else who may be in need and something to put your own litter in.
8. The following rules apply to all who participate and we ask that they are strictly adhered to:
• Do not litter.
• If in doubt as to which route to follow, remain exactly where you are until one of the organizers arrives.
• Do not wander off the recognized paths
. • Do not throw stones, as there may be other hikers below.
• Obey the organizers at all times; they are there for your safety.
• Walk facing on-coming traffic (right-hand side) on the Tafelberg Rd.
• No music (cellphones, mp3/4 players, iPods…etc), remember this is a pilgrimage.
WHILST EVERY EFFORT IS TAKEN TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THE PILGRIMS THE ORGANISERS DO NOT ACCEPT ANY RESPONSIBILITY / LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES, ACCIDENT, LOSS, DAMAGE OR ANY MEDICAL EMERGENCIES THAT MAY OCCUR ON THE WAY.
Christopher West, world renowned speaker on St John Paul II's Theology of the Body will be at St Michael’s on Mon 11 September. Evening Mass at 18:00, followed by a snack dinner and the evening’s program, ending by 21:00. His talk is open to all adults and young adults and is titled “God, sex and the meaning of life”. Tickets are R60 and can be bought from www.tobsa.co.za
The Rosary is being recited every Sunday and all are invited to join.
Time : 5:30pm
Venue : The Kelly Room
'Through you and your prayer little children, peace will begin to flow through the world' - Our Lady
A reminder to all parents that LifeTeen forms an integral part of the preparation for Confirmation in Grade 11. Please speak to Steven for more information
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ST MICHAEL’S FOOTBALL CLUB is looking for new players this season, of zero experience and beyond! We practice on Mondays at 17:30 at St Joseph's school, Belmont Road, Rondebosch. Match Days: Saturdays. All ages welcome.
SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL 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 Jan 2016 and 31st December 2016, 1868 meals vouchers and 1846 clothing vouchers, 902 packs of u-turn vouchers (4510 in single vouchers) vouchers which were sponsored by the St Michael’s SVP were redeemed at the Claremont Power House (U-turn). 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 R40.00 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.
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.
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 R40.00 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 R40.00 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.
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 24 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. For more information contact Kim or Paula at
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.
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
All people have been created by God, and all people deserve to have ‘decent work’, with safe working conditions, reasonable hours, legal rights and fair wages.
– Catholic Social Teaching 6: The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers
Please join us in praying for a conscious respect for the dignity and basic rights of all workers.
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.