Fr. Harrie Hovers
Contact the office:
Rev. Les Ruhrmund
Rev. Tony van Vuuren
076 189 3524
South African National Anthem
Nkosisikelel' iAfrika, Maluphakanyisw' uphondolwayo, Yizwaimithandazoyethu,
O fedisedintwa la matshwenyeho,
O se boloke, O se bolokesetjhabasaheso,
Setjhabasa South Afrika - South Afrika.
Uit die blou van onsehemel,
Uit die diepte van ons see,
Waar die kranseantwoord gee,
Sounds the call to come together,
And united we shall stand,
Let us live and strive for freedom,
In South Africa our land.
PRAYER FOR SOUTH AFRICA.
Almighty, Eternal God, Who desired the salvation of all mankind, look with mercy on the people of South Africa and bring them all to the light of the Gospel and the unity of faith. Teach us to walk in the footsteps of Your Son, Jesus Christ, that we may be his worthy disciples in the love we bear one another, and in our zeal for His king of justice, of truth and of peace. Who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen. Holy Mary, Blessed Mother of God, assumed into Heaven, Patroness of South Africa, Pray for us. Amen.
BIBLE SUNDAY – Next Sunday, 28th August is Bible Sunday and appropriately Ministers of the Word will be (re)-commissioned at all Masses.
Life Teen is on after the 6pm Mass this Sunday night. This weekend we dive into part 2 of our series – Kingdom!
CWL QUIZ EVENING
The CWL Quiz Evening will be held on Friday,16 September at 19:00 in the Hall. Teams of 6 with spot prizes! Fish and Chips will be served. Cost is R80 per person and tickets will be on sale at all weekend Masses from 20/21 August to 9/10 September.
EAST OF THE ASSUMPTION – Sunday 21st August 2016. The Feast has been transferred to Sunday. Belatedly, we received material for an Assumption Novena in the year of mercy. This includes various stations in and around the Church. There is a leaflet containing the prayers at the back of the Church and the individual prayers have been put up at each station. Although this is late notice if we are to conclude on the Feast of the Assumption, we can join our prayers with those who have already started.
Join other Parishes from the Archdiocese in a Liturgical celebration of the Feast of the Assumption. This takes place at Our Lady Help of Christians, Lansdowne, on Sunday 21st August starting with a procession at 2:30. Note – this is not a Mass.
World Day of Prayer for Creation
1 September 2016 @ 17h30
Interfaith Prayer Service
St Mary's Catholic Cathedral
Light refreshments afterwards
In response to Pope Francis call to care for the environment, we will gather for an interfaith prayer service on Thursday 1 September 2016 at 17h30 in the Cathedral. Please come along and invite others in your circle to join in and show solidarity for our common home.
See Pope Francis on YouTube
ST JOSEPHS HOME have an appeal for disposable nappies for all ages including adult incontinence products. Kindly drop off at the office.
SAVE THE DATE:
INTERNATIONAL FOOD EVENING
Date: 30 September 2016
Genesis Kids (Sunday school) during the Sunday 9am mass
2-4s in the Gill Room
5-7s in the Kelly Room
Genesis Tiny Tots (moms and 0-4 babes) on Tuesdays 9:30-11am
Genesis Tots (moms/dads/grans/nannies and 0-4 tots) on Wednesdays 3-4:30pm in the Kelly Room
is on after the 6pm Mass this Sunday night. This weekend we dive into part 2 of our series – Kingdom!
Thank you, missionaries 1. Oblates and Dominicans celebrate 2. How to prepare for Fatima centenary 3. Kolkata ready for Mother Teresa canonisation 4. Priest’s journey from mines to SACBC 5. Why God had to become man
MINI-MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE If you intend getting married soon, the next mini-marriage course (done in conjunction with Prepare) which you need to attend, will take place over 3 weeks starting on August 25th then September 1st& 8th at 7.00pm in the Ruffell Room. To enroll or for more info, please speak to one of the Clergy.
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.
Would you like to receive the St Mike’s Life Teen update email? Sent out once a week with news, pictures and articles about what is going on in Life Teen at St Michael’s. “Join our mailing list”
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
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.
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.
Catechesis of The Good Shepherd: TERM 3. Catechism classes resume in the week of 25 July.
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.
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, 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
Jesus to his disciples: ‘Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide for yourselves a treasure in heaven that will never fail. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also’ – Luke 12:32–34 (abridged)
Please join us in praying that we may be humble enough to accept the help of others, and generous enough to give help where we see need.
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.