Our Lady of Light – Hermanus Catholic Church

Bredasdorp ; Zwelihle and Gansbaai are the other congregations that form part of our Parish – all served by Fr Christian
21 Lord Roberts Road – Hermanus
Parish Priest: Fr Christian Frantz

Vocatus atque non vocatus, Deus aderit – Called or uncalled, God is there ~ Ancient proverb

Parish Contacts:
Parish Priest: Fr Christian Frantz
Tel: 028 312 2988
Email: catholicchurch@hermanus.co.za

Parish Secretary: Caryn Bonorchis
Tel: 028 312 2315
Email: catholicchurch@hermanus.co.za
Office Times:
Caryn Bonorchis is available: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00am – 1pm

Week end 1 – 2 December 2018 : 1st SUNDAY of ADVENT

Mass Intentions for All Communities
Please note that the main Mass in the Parish (Sunday 8am at OLOL) MUST be offered for the intention of the Parish.

Please take note of MASS Schedule for the week starting Mon 3rd December:

Mon 3rd Dec – Eucharistic Service – Hermanus – OLOL – 8:30am
Tue 4th Dec – Mass – Hermanus – OLOL – 6:00pm
Wed 5th Dec – Mass – Hermanus – OLOL – 8:30am
Thu 6th Dec – Mass – Hermanus – OLOL – 8:30am
Fri 7th Dec – Mass – Hermanus – OLOL – 8:30am
Sat 8th Dec – Mass – Hermanus – OLOL – 5:30pm
Sun 9th Dec – Mass – Hermanus – OLOL – 8:00am – 2nd Sunday of Advent
Sun 9th Dec – Mass – Gansbaai – SPtF – 10:00am – 2nd Sunday of Advent
Sun 9th Dec – Mass – Zwelihle – MOA – 12:00 noon – 2nd Sunday of Advent

Key: OLOL – Our Lady of Light
: StPF – Saint Peter the Fisherman
: MOA – Martyrs of Africa
: OLF – Our Lady of Fatima

MASS TIMES – for Christmas 2018
Sunday 23rd Dec – Normal Services for ALL Parishes
Monday 24th Dec – Bredasdorp – OLF – 12 Noon
Monday 24th Dec – Gansbaai – SPtF – 3:00pm
Monday 24th Dec – Hermanus – OLOL – 5:30pm – Carols and Christmas readings.
Monday 24th Dec – Hermanus – OLOL – 6:00pm – Vigil Service
Tuesday 25th Dec – Hermanus – OLOL – 8:00am AND 10:00am
Please note there will only be the 2 Masses in Hermanus – OLOL on Christmas Day. There will be no Mass at the other Parishes.

Weekly News for the various Parishes:

LIFE TEEN: Will be holding the last ‘fun’/social evening on the 4th Dec before our break for the school holidays

We ask you to pray for the SVP and the community so that we can maintain our efforts in feeding the poor.
A creche in Zwelihle is appealing for children’s toys and or small furniture. If you are able to help please approach a member of SVP to arrange collection
Date of next SVP meeting: Tues 11th Dec 4:30pm in the Church Hall. New members are most welcome and needed.

SVP – 100 Club Bank details: 100 Club, FNB Bank, Branch Code 200412, Account Nr 626 759 961 63.
Next draw of 100 Club is on Sunday 2nd Dec so please make sure your contributions are up to date.
If you are not a participant and would like to sign up please contact Pauline McCarthy or Lyn Bouchier.

Bags of Love: Once again SVP will be collecting and distributing Bags of Love this Christmas. The 2018 campaign has kicked off and we hope you will support us in giving a little Christmas cheer to those that need it the most. Thank you to all who have bought bags, and a special thanks to Doris Pienaar for her support in this project. If you haven’t yet bought a bag please approach a member of SVP after mass. A bag will cost R185.00

Thanks: The family of the late Judy Henderson wishes to thank Fr Christian, the choir and staff for all their very kind assistance. A particular word of thanks to Ursula for her lovely, never to be forgotten flower arrangements.

Remembrance Plaques: Should you wish to have a plaque made to be placed on our Remembrance Wall in memory of a loved one. Please contact Caryn at the Office to place your order

Mortuary List 2019: A special reminder that it is time to prepare the new Mortuary List for 2019. Please take an envelope from the back of the Church and put in the list of names, and relevant month together with a contribution. This needs to be returned as soon as possible. A box will be provided at the back of the Church for returned envelopes.

Classes are Tuesday evening’s after Mass at 6:30pm.
The group are now following the Life Teen program. It promises to be a wonderful experience for our young people in the Church. It will be a time for Praise and Worship and learning about the Lord in a way that is geared towards the youth.
Please note this is not only limited to those that are embarking on their journey towards confirmation. If you are already confirmed and would like to join in the Praise and Worship, please feel free to join. This will be your time to have fun and learn about your Faith. If you play a musical instrument you are most welcome to bring it along.
Any queries can be directed to Angelique Nowers at 082 258 6736

Newspapers, Newspapers!!! 🙂 🙂 your old newspapers are urgently required – you don’t want them, others need them. Church funds benefit !!

News from OLOL Church Committee:
Finances: If you would like to view the current state of the Parishes finances please click here to go to the Finance page to view this months financial statement.

Dates to Diarise:

Please take some time while browsing to read these notes from the Archbishop:
Pastoral Letter on Child Safeguarding Policy

Archbishop Brislin’s statement on the present National crisis

Pastoral Letter on use of Water

Notices for the specific Communities:
Our Lady of Light – Hermanus
Remember the Church is open Mon, Wed and Fri: 9.00am – 3.00pm for quiet reflection and prayers
Daily: Rosary – 8:10am – Holy Mass – 8:30am ; Fridays – Divine Mercy Chaplet following Mass.

Regular Mass times: Sat (for Sun) 5.30pm ; Sun 8.00am

Confessions: Exposition, Benediction & Confessions – First Friday 5:30pm – and every Saturday at 5:00pm
For Confessions outside of these times please contact Fr Christian or the Office

Baptisms ; Marriages ; Funerals : please contact Fr Christian or the Office
Please note that for Marriages at least 6 months notice is needed.

Catechism classes – watch this space for news of 2019 classes or else please contact the Parish secretary or Fr Christian for any info.

Volunteer needed: Evelyn Alexander is no longer able to sell the Southern Cross newspaper after Mass on Saturday evenings. Is there anyone who is willing to take this over from her? Please speak to Toni Maytham

All readers, ushers etc…: If anyone is not going to be available over the Christmas period please inform Caryn ASAP:
Latest Roster of Ministries for December, has been sent out. Those Parishioners not on email, please collect your Roster in the file at the back of the Church

USHERS..: We require 4 more ushers – men or women, to step forward and volunteer to help over the weekends. 2 for Saturday and 2 for Sunday masses.
Please contact Brian Bonorchis on 064 781 7911 so he can explain what will be required and expected of you.

Lift required to Church..: Laeticia Cruywagen a resident at Negester in Onrus is needing a lift to Church either Saturday evening or Sunday mornings. Please if anyone is able to give her a lift please contact her on 084 744 4517. Please take note she is visually impaired so needs assistance.

Martyrs of Africa – Zwelihle

Would anyone like to apply for the Baptism of their infant child, please get a Baptism application form from Fr Christian

Every Saturday before Sunday Mass 10:00am Servers’ Rehearsal

St Peter the Fisherman – Gansbaai

Our Lady of Fatima – Bredasdorp – (Meeting at the All Saints, Anglican Church)

Market Place:

Tuition in Mathematics and English: Tuition in Mathematics and English, will shortly be available in our Church Hall, on Tuesdays and / or Wednesdays in the afternoon. Times to be decided.
Essential Basic Mathematics, Mastering Problem areas, filling the Essential gaps. Free assessment of pupils ability. Rates according to class size.
Call Benn at BENNZ on-site Tutoring – 076 950 3025.

Francolin Manor: Luxurious upmarket B&B in tranquil Hermanus Heights. Call Tracey on 082 320 8884. 10% discount for bookings from this advert.

Multi-Labels: Tired of losing clothing and valuables? Contact Multi-Labels for all your personalised school and clothing label packs. Email sales@multi-labels.co.za or call Bill – 081 768 2694

For Sale: 2001 BMW F650GS motorbike for sale – R24,000.00 (Full service history) Contact Bill – 081 768 2694

Lost Property: A list has been placed up at the back of the Church with a list of items found in the Church. Please check to see if any of these items belong to you. All of the ‘lost’ items are in Caryn’s office should you wish to collect during office hours.

Prayer List A totally new list will be starting : If you wish for a name to be on the list please inform Caryn. You can do this either by an email or please write the name on a piece of paper headed ‘Sick List’ and pop it into the collection bag at Mass.
Please note ALL names from the Prayer List will be removed at the end of each quarter in the year. For all those wishing to be on a new Prayer List please either contact Caryn or email the office.

Prayer List:

Vera Schrambke ; Jenny & Alan Duncan ; Ron Mallett ; Lillian Thompson ; Charlotte Spencer ; Louis van der Merwe ; Laeticia Cruywagen ; Harry Stuhler ; David & Janet Christie ; Barry Wood ; Francine Chaussee ; Mike & Verna Leighton ; Rosalind McCormick ; Fiona Gray ; Margaret Lawrence ; Wilhelmina Bazzard ; Anne Doyle ; Elizabeth de Buys ; Jeanette Ludick ; David & Lindy ; Erich Mettler ; Margaret Hill ; Joshua & Marc Terveer ; Maureen & David Commalle ; Laurier Labuschagne ; Margot Walters ; Peter Luck ; David Luck ; Kim Donnelly ; Barry Giggins ; Lesley Oertel ; Scotty Wallace ; Julian Papier ; Rosemary Sutton ; Ben Bosch ; Gerry Gouws ; Sue Smith ; Lucille Reinders

Please note that in order for any notices to be included they must have been sent to Caryn Bonorchis by the Wednesday 12 noon; NO EXCEPTIONS
Also the prayer list will be updated every 3 months. Once the names have been removed please inform Caryn Bonorchis if you wish for your loved one’s name to be reinstated.

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