Parish Priest:

Fr. Harrie Hovers

Contact the office:
021-686-8708

Parish Deacons

Rev. Les Ruhrmund
082-800-5569
Rev. Tony van Vuuren
082-774-8480

Youth 

Steven Edwards
076 189 3524
steven@st-michaels.co.za

Homilies of Deacons Les & Tony

A blog for those who want to digest or meditate on Sunday sermons a little longer.

Genesis Young and Real

To find out more about Genesis at St Michael's click here

Genesis launch DVD, on YouTube

 To find out more about Life Teen @ St Michael’s Rondebosch click here

All high school teenagers are invited to join us at LIFE TEEN.

Life Teen takes place on Sunday evenings after the 6pm Mass until 8:45pm. For more information, click here or please contact Steven Edwards: steven@st-michaels.co.za or on 076 189 3524.

Catholic Leadership Academy

Visit Catholic Leadership Academy to learn about an exciting new project in the field of Catholic youth leadership development.
The project was initiated by St Michael’s Parishioners and is endorsed and supported by Archbishop Stephen Brislin. 

The prayer of St. Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

On 20 Years Of Democracy
The People Of God And All People Of Good Will

Genesis Tiny Tots, Tots & KIds

We welcome all Parents - come and sign your children up for Genesis Kids 2018. We would love to meet you and have your children join and meet others, creating relationships and fostering life long friendships.

Genesis Kids takes place during the 9am Mass and all are welcome! Genesis Tots takes place on Wednesdays from 2:30-4pm in the Kelly room.

Genesis Tots playing

Genesis Tiny Tots
 0-2 Year Olds

A very relaxed opportunity to connect with fellow parents while the babes interact in a home environment.
Who:  Moms/dads/grannies/grandpas and their babes
When:Every second Tuesday morning 9:30-11:00am
Where:At the homes of attending moms who have the facilities to host the group

Genesis Tots  2-4 Year Olds

Informal activities for the children (arts, crafts,  singing, Bible storytelling, outdoor play), tea and an opportunity for the adults to connect.
Who: Moms/dads/grandparents/au pairs and their young children
When:Every Wednesday afternoon 2:30-4:00pm
Where:The Kelly Room, St Michael’s Parish Centre

Genesis Kids (Sunday School)

2-4 Year Olds And 4-7 Year Olds
Singing and an age appropriate lesson based on that Sunday’s Gospel reading.
Who:2-4 year olds in the Gill Room AND
 4-7 year olds in the Kelly Room at St Michael’s Parish Centre
When:Every Sunday from 8:50-9:30 am during the 9:00 mass
(The children return to mass at the time of the Offertory)
Join us! Let’s get our children together and develop life long friendships.
For more information please contact Paula on bpboulle@gmail.com: Kim on kimmansonkullin@gmail.com
 Genesis Tots

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

2018
Classes begin on Monday 22nd January. Times to be advised. MONDAY
Grade 1. 4pm to 4.45pm. Sarah Brooke.
Grade 2. 3pm to 3.45 pm. Laura Solkow and Jane Cox.
Grade 3. 5pm to 6pm. Sarah Brooke
Grade 6 and 7. 5pm to 6pm. Steven Edwards. Ruffell Room
TUESDAY
Grade 4. 4.30 to 5.45 pm. Joy Carkeek
THURSDAY
Grade 5 5pm to 6pm. Megan Potgieter and Nathalia Nieuwenhoff
PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF TIMES FOR GRADES 1 AND 2 . This is due to the relevant Catechists being available only to teach at these times.
SUNDAY SCHOOL DURING THE 9am MASS DOES NOT TAKE THE PLACE OF GRADE 1 and 2 CATECHISM.
Preparation to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion begins in Grade 1, with the familiarizing of the children with the Mass. Children after Grade 1 will only be accepted into the Good Shepherd catechism program if they are of families of new Parishioners to St Michaels. Parents have a strict moral obligation to ensure that their children regularly attend age appropriate Catechism classes.

Parents Prayer

Oh, Heavenly Father, make me a better parent. Teach me to understand my children, to listen patiently to what they have to say, and to answer all their questions kindly.

Keep me from interrupting them or contradicting them. Make me as courteous to them as I would have them be to me. Forbid that I should ever laugh at their mistakes or resort to shame or ridicule when they displease me.

May I never punish them for my own selfish satisfaction or to show my power. Let me not tempt my child to lie or steal.

And guide me hour by hour that I may demonstrate by all I say and do that honesty produces happiness.

Reduce, I pray, the meanness in me. And when I am out of sorts, help me, O Lord, to hold my tongue.

May I ever be mindful that my children are children and I should not expect of them the judgement of adults.

Let me not rob them of the opportunity to wait on themselves and make decisions.

Bless me with the bigness to grant them all their reasonable requests, and the courage to deny them privileges I know will do them harm.

Make me fair and just and kind.

And fit me, O Lord, to be loved and respected and imitated by my children. Amen.