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We are gathering again for masses with reduced capacity, in accordance with government regulations. Kindly access our St Michael’s Bookings Page to book a seat at mass.

Please support our collection appeal for Food Parcels to help underprivileged families in Matroosfontein that are affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Please click here to contribute.

Join St Michaels

Whether you would like to become a full member, part time member or are just investigating, we’d love to meet you.

To sign up or introduce yourself, please:

  1. Contact one of the hosts at the Welcome Table after mass, or
  2. Contact the head of our Belong team, Gill Greenwood via email (info@st-michaels.co.za).

Our Belong team will provide you with all the information you need for yourself, your children and your family. We’ll be happy to schedule a home visit to share details of the parish, how you can participate and get involved and to introduce you to the various programmes on offer.

Whether you would like to become a full member, part time member or are just investigating, we’d love to meet you.

To sign up or introduce yourself, please:

  1. Contact one of the hosts at the Welcome Table after mass, or
  2. Contact the head of our Belong team, Gill Greenwood via email (info@st-michaels.co.za).

Our Belong team will provide you with all the information you need for yourself, your children and your family. We’ll be happy to schedule a home visit to share details of the parish, how you can participate and get involved and to introduce you to the various programmes on offer.

Census

Whether you are a regular or intermittent visitor or are wanting to become a full member of St Michaels, please complete our census by clicking on the registration button.

All your details are held securely, are strictly confidential and are only seen by the parish priest, the parish secretary, the head of the finance committee and the web administrator.

  1. Click on the ‘Register’ button below, or in the menu.
  2. Complete the first page of basic questions and click on the Register button.
  3. You’ll receive an activation email. Click on the link in the email which will return you to the website.
  4. Enter your login details and click on the Login button.
  5. Now click on ‘add’ to complete your profile. (It will take +- 10 to 15 minutes).
  6. Completing your profile will mean you’re completing the census AND the planned giving pledge.
  7. Now click on the Update Census Information button.
  8. You can update your information at any time by logging in and clicking on the cog icon.
  9. Please complete a separate registration for every member of your family who has their own email address.
  10. Please note – your ID is a unique identifier for us however filling in your children’s ID numbers is merely a cross reference and helps us to connect you.  If you do not have an ID or passport number, please leave the field blank.
  11. Contact us if you need assistance.

Whether you are a regular or intermittent visitor or are wanting to become a full member of St Michaels, please complete our census by clicking on the registration button.

All your details are held securely, are strictly confidential and are only seen by the parish priest, the parish secretary, the head of the finance committee and the web administrator.

  1. Click on the ‘Register’ button below, or in the menu.
  2. Complete the first page of basic questions and click on the Register button.
  3. You’ll receive an activation email. Click on the link in the email which will return you to the website.
  4. Enter your login details and click on the Login button.
  5. Now click on ‘add’ to complete your profile. (It will take +- 10 to 15 minutes).
  6. Completing your profile will mean you’re completing the census AND the planned giving pledge.
  7. Now click on the Update Census Information button.
  8. You can update your information at any time by logging in and clicking on the cog icon.
  9. Please complete a separate registration for every member of your family who has their own email address.
  10. Please note – your ID is a unique identifier for us however filling in your children’s ID numbers is merely a cross reference and helps us to connect you.  If you do not have an ID or passport number, please leave the field blank.
  11. Contact us if you need assistance.

Sign up for Tots, Kids, Teens or Young Adults

Please email the following:

TOTS
Nicole von Bratt

KIDS – SUNDAY SCHOOL
Nicole von Bratt

KIDS – GRADE 1 to 5 – GOOD SHEPHERD CATECHESIS
Joy Carkeek

KIDS – GRADE 6 & 7
Dominique Ducray

LIFETEEN
Dominique Ducray

GENESIS YOUNG ADULTS
Joseph Schuarte

Please email the following:

TOTS
Nicole von Bratt

KIDS – SUNDAY SCHOOL
Nicole von Bratt

KIDS – GRADE 1 to 5 – GOOD SHEPHERD CATECHESIS
Joy Carkeek

KIDS – GRADE 6 & 7
Dominique Ducray

LIFETEEN
Dominique Ducray

GENESIS YOUNG ADULTS
Joseph Schuarte

Baptism

We can’t wait to welcome your and/or your child into the life of the Spirit, Christ and our Church through Baptism and to welcome them into our faith family.

Baptism is the basis of the entire Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism, we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: “Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word.”

If you are seeking Baptism for your child, please contact the parish office for details of the next baptism instruction and subsequent baptism.

If you re an adult seeking Baptism, please see the Right of Christian Initiation (RCIA) page.

We can’t wait to welcome your and/or your child into the life of the Spirit, Christ and our Church through Baptism and to welcome them into our faith family.

Baptism is the basis of the entire Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism, we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: “Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word.”

If you are seeking Baptism for your child, please contact the parish office for details of the next baptism instruction and subsequent baptism.

If you re an adult seeking Baptism, please see the Right of Christian Initiation (RCIA) page.

First Holy Communion

The Eucharist is the heart and the summit of the Church’s life, and the mass our highest form of worship.

While Jesus is present in many ways to His Church: in His word, in His Church’s prayer, in the poor, the sick, and the imprisoned, in the sacraments, in the sacrifice of the Mass, and in the person of the minister, he is present most especially in the Eucharistic.  At the moment of consecration, though God’s power, Jesus becomes fully present to us, Body, Blood, soul and divinity.

Christ instructed us to do this in His memory. The Eucharist is the memorial of His Passover and it is Christ himself, who, acting through the priest, offers the Eucharistic sacrifice. In receiving Communion, we increase our union with him, our venial sins are forgiven, and we are preserved from grave sins.

First Holy Communion for children happens once a year and preparation is done in the Good Shepherd Catechesis classes.

If you are seeking First Holy Communion for your child, please contact Joy Carkeek.

If you re an adult seeking First Holy Communion, please see the Right of Christian Initiation (RCIA) page.

The Eucharist is the heart and the summit of the Church’s life, and the mass our highest form of worship.

While Jesus is present in many ways to His Church: in His word, in His Church’s prayer, in the poor, the sick, and the imprisoned, in the sacraments, in the sacrifice of the Mass, and in the person of the minister, he is present most especially in the Eucharistic.  At the moment of consecration, though God’s power, Jesus becomes fully present to us, Body, Blood, soul and divinity.

Christ instructed us to do this in His memory. The Eucharist is the memorial of His Passover and it is Christ himself, who, acting through the priest, offers the Eucharistic sacrifice. In receiving Communion, we increase our union with him, our venial sins are forgiven, and we are preserved from grave sins.

First Holy Communion for children happens once a year and preparation is done in the Good Shepherd Catechesis classes.

If you are seeking First Holy Communion for your child, please contact Joy Carkeek.

If you re an adult seeking First Holy Communion, please see the Right of Christian Initiation (RCIA) page.

Confirmation

In Confirmation, Christians receive a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit as once the apostles received on the day of Pentecost.

When we were baptised, we received grace from God – Confirmation  rounds off and perfects this grace. It unites us more firmly to Christ, it increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit in us, strengthens our bond with Christ’s Church and it gives us a special strength of the Holy Spirit to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.

When we were baptised, we received grace from God – Confirmation  rounds off and perfects this grace. It unites us more firmly to Christ, it increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit in us, strengthens our bond with Christ’s Church and it gives us a special strength of the Holy Spirit to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.

Confirmation classes are held for teenagers in grade 11.

If you are seeking Confirmation for your teen, please contact the parish office for details of the classes.

If you re an adult seeking Confirmation, please see the Right of Christian Initiation (RCIA) page.

In Confirmation, Christians receive a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit as once the apostles received on the day of Pentecost.

When we were baptised, we received grace from God – Confirmation  rounds off and perfects this grace. It unites us more firmly to Christ, it increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit in us, strengthens our bond with Christ’s Church and it gives us a special strength of the Holy Spirit to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.

When we were baptised, we received grace from God – Confirmation  rounds off and perfects this grace. It unites us more firmly to Christ, it increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit in us, strengthens our bond with Christ’s Church and it gives us a special strength of the Holy Spirit to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.

Confirmation classes are held for teenagers in grade 11.

If you are seeking Confirmation for your teen, please contact the parish office for details of the classes.

If you re an adult seeking Confirmation, please see the Right of Christian Initiation (RCIA) page.

Become a Catholic (RCIA)

RCIA is a process that prospective converts to Catholicism undergo to come into full communion with the Church. It is aimed at adults and candidates are gradually introduced to aspects of Catholic beliefs and practices.  The process is also used for those Catholic and non-Catholics who want to learn more about the Catholic faith as well as baptised Catholics who have not been confirmed and are seeking confirmation.

The course runs for a year, every Monday night (apart from holidays), culminating in the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday night.

If you would like to learn more about the Catholic faith or enquire about becoming a Catholic, please contact the parish office or Gill Greenwood for further details.

RCIA is a process that prospective converts to Catholicism undergo to come into full communion with the Church. It is aimed at adults and candidates are gradually introduced to aspects of Catholic beliefs and practices.  The process is also used for those Catholic and non-Catholics who want to learn more about the Catholic faith as well as baptised Catholics who have not been confirmed and are seeking confirmation.

The course runs for a year, every Monday night (apart from holidays), culminating in the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday night.

If you would like to learn more about the Catholic faith or enquire about becoming a Catholic, please contact the parish office or Gill Greenwood for further details.

Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is about the mercy of Jesus Christ. Honestly Confessing our sins reconciles us with God and restores us to His grace and intimate friendship. Confession breaks the power of shame and the hurt of sin and restores and revitalises our relationships within the community of faith in the life of our Church.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is about the mercy of Jesus Christ. Honestly Confessing our sins reconciles us with God and restores us to His grace and intimate friendship. Confession breaks the power of shame and the hurt of sin and restores and revitalises our relationships within the community of faith in the life of our Church.

Confessions are heard on a Saturday from 09H00 to 09H30 and from 17H30 to 17H50.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is about the mercy of Jesus Christ. Honestly Confessing our sins reconciles us with God and restores us to His grace and intimate friendship. Confession breaks the power of shame and the hurt of sin and restores and revitalises our relationships within the community of faith in the life of our Church.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is about the mercy of Jesus Christ. Honestly Confessing our sins reconciles us with God and restores us to His grace and intimate friendship. Confession breaks the power of shame and the hurt of sin and restores and revitalises our relationships within the community of faith in the life of our Church.

Confessions are heard on a Saturday from 09H00 to 09H30 and from 17H30 to 17H50.

Marriage

Congratulations on your engagement!

Marriage is a covenant by which a man and a woman form with each other an intimate communion of life and love.  By its very nature, it is ordered to the good of the couple, as well as to the generation and education of children.   The sacrament gives spouses the grace to love each other, perfects their human love, strengthens their unity, and sanctifies them on the way to eternal life.

To be married at St. Michaels, you will be encouraged to complete marriage preparation classes which includes the diocesan, Prepare course.

If you are planning to get married in the church, please contact the parish office for details of the next Prepare course.

Congratulations on your engagement!

Marriage is a covenant by which a man and a woman form with each other an intimate communion of life and love.  By its very nature, it is ordered to the good of the couple, as well as to the generation and education of children.   The sacrament gives spouses the grace to love each other, perfects their human love, strengthens their unity, and sanctifies them on the way to eternal life.

To be married at St. Michaels, you will be encouraged to complete marriage preparation classes which includes the diocesan, Prepare course.

If you are planning to get married in the church, please contact the parish office for details of the next Prepare course.

Anointing of the Sick

The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick extends a special grace on the Christian of spiritual strength, peace, and courage when facing grave illness or old age.  In addition it provides  for the forgiveness of sins, if the sick person was not able to obtain it through the Sacrament of Penance, the restoration of health, if it is conducive to the salvation of their soul and the preparation for passing over to eternal life.

If you desire anointing for your self, a friend or a family member, pease contact  the parish office to arrange a time.

The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick extends a special grace on the Christian of spiritual strength, peace, and courage when facing grave illness or old age.  In addition it provides  for the forgiveness of sins, if the sick person was not able to obtain it through the Sacrament of Penance, the restoration of health, if it is conducive to the salvation of their soul and the preparation for passing over to eternal life.

If you desire anointing for your self, a friend or a family member, pease contact  the parish office to arrange a time.

I Need Help

The St Michaels’ community cares for you and loves you and would like to assist you whenever you are in serious need.  We will endeavour to help where we can in any of the following circumstances.

If you require assistance, whether material, spiritual or emotional, please contact the parish office or Hilary Botha of the Care Group.

The St Michaels’ community cares for you and loves you and would like to assist you whenever you are in serious need.  We will endeavour to help where we can in any of the following circumstances.

If you require assistance, whether material, spiritual or emotional, please contact the parish office or Hilary Botha of the Care Group.

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