Please contact the parish office (021 686-8708) for an appointment with Father Harrie, Deacon Les or Deacon Tony.
Fr Harrie, Rev Les Ruhrmund and Rev Tony van Vuuren run two Mini Marriage courses each year concerning Marriage. The course is run in conjunction with the Prepare and Enrich course that is recommended for couples preparing for marriage.
In Preparation for the Sacrament of Marriage, a three lecture course is given covering:
The Church's teaching on Marriage
Legal Issues & Planning the Wedding Service
Sexuality and Family Planning
An Enrichment Course is given for pre-nuptial and married couples covering the following topics:
Explore relationship strengths and growth areas
Strengthen communication skills
Develop a financial plan
Develop personal, couple and family goals
This course is conducted over 4 to 6 weeks with a member of the clergy and the couple in complete confidentiality. For the sacrament of Marriage, contact must be made with Fr Hovers, Deacon Les or Deacon Tony at least six months prior to the set date.
Please contact the parish office for more information.
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.