Our Lady of Light – Hermanus Catholic Church

Parish Priest: Fr Christian Frantz : Bredasdorp ; Gansbaai & Zwelihle all form part of the Parish served by Fr Christian

Our Lady of Light

Parish Contacts:
Parish Priest: Fr Christian Frantz
Tel: 028 312 2988 or 081 268 1906
Email: catholicchurch@hermanus.co.za

Parish Secretary: Caryn Bonorchis
Tel: 028 312 2315
Email: catholicchurch@hermanus.co.za
Office Times: Caryn is available: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00am – 1pm
OLOL Address: 21 Lord Roberts Road, Hermanus

Week end 30 – 31 March 2019: 4th SUNDAY OF LENT

MASS Schedule and MASS Intentions for the week starting Mon 01st April:
Mon 01st Apr – Eucharistic Service – Hermanus – OLOL – 8:30am
Tue 02nd Apr – Mass – Hermanus – OLOL – 6:00pm – Mass Intention – Eunice Ndlela
Wed 03rd Apr – Mass – Hermanus – OLOL – 8:30am
Thu 04th Apr – Eucharistic Service – Hermanus – OLOL – 8:30am
Thu 04th Apr – Mass – Zwelihle – MOA – 5:30pm
Fri 05th Apr – Mass – Hermanus – OLOL – 8:30am
Stations of the Cross and Benediction: Each Friday throughout Lent at 6:00pm.
Sat 06th Apr – Mass – Gansbaai – SPtF – 3:00pm
Sat 06th Apr – Mass – Hermanus – OLOL – 5:30pm
Sun 07th Apr – Mass – Hermanus – OLOL – 8am – 5th SUNDAY OF LENT
Sun 07th Apr – Mass – Bredasdorp – OLF – 11:30am – 5th SUNDAY OF LENT

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

The main Mass in the Parish Church (Sunday 8am at OLOL) MUST be offered for the intention of the Parish.


Weekly News for all congregations:

Mass Times for Easter and Holy Week:
Penitential Service – 19th March – 6:00pm – OLOL
Palm Sunday – 14th April – Procession will proceed the 8:00am – Mass at OLOL
Paschal Supper – 17th April – in the Hall at OLOL – 6:00pm
Holy Thursday – 18th April – 5:30pm – OLOL
Holy Thursday – 18th April – 7:00pm – MOA Zwelihle
Good Friday – 19th April – 10:00am – Stations of the Cross – OLOL
Good Friday – 19th April – 3:00pm – OLOL
Easter Saturday – 20th April – 3:00pm – SPtF Gansbaai
Easter Saturday – 20th April – 5:30pm – MOA Zwelihle
Easter Saturday (Vigil Mass) – 20th April – 8:00pm – OLOL
Easter Sunday – 21st April – 8:00am – OLOL
Easter Sunday – 21st April – 11:00am – OLF Bredasdorp

Life Teen / Confirmation: We would like to express our heart felt thanks for ALL the Donations received for our confirmation children’s camp. The camp will be taking place over the weekend of 5th to 7th April 2019. Please remember to keep our youngsters in your prayers leading up to and during that weekend.
House Mass: If anyone is interested in having a House Mass please take note that the 1st and 3rd weeks of the month will be available. Please contact Caryn at the office.
Second Collection: Last weekend raised R4385.70. Second collection throughout Lent is for The Bishops Lenten Appeal.
SVP: A long standing member of St Vincent de Paul, Mrs Eunice Ndlela passed away during the week. A special Mass will be offered for her intention on Tuesday evening the 2nd April at 6:00pm. SVP offer their sincere condolences to the family and invite anyone who wishes to honor the memory of Eunice Ndlela to join them in the celebration of Holy Mass on Tuesday evening.
SVP: Fr Christian in his Ash Wednesday homily challenged us to identify serviceable goods which we no longer use or need. His suggestion was one item in each of the 40 days of Lent. SVP will gladly receive such goods, and they can be dropped off at the Parish office. Of particular need are clothes of all sizes which are still in reasonable condition. If goods and clothing could be delivered in a manageable bag or container this would help in the handling of items.

Special Appeal from SVP: The membership of the SVP Conference in the parish is ageing! The average age is over 80!
Most of these members have been committed to SVP for many years and it really is time that some new blood gets involved in the organisation and the projects it runs.
This is an appeal for parishioners to consider an involvement with SVP. If anyone feels they can offer their services please contact Terry McCarthy.

SVP – 100 Club Bank details: 100 Club, FNB Bank, Branch Code 200412, Account Nr 626 759 961 63.
The dates for the 100 Club Draws are as follows: 3rd March; 2nd June; 1st September and 1st of December. The draws will take place on Sundays and will generally  coincide with Meet & Greet Sundays after the 8:00am Mass
If you are not a participant and would like to sign up please contact Pauline McCarthy or Lyn Bouchier.
The amount due is R600.00 for the year or R150.00 per draw.
The 100 Club was almost fully subscribed last year and we will presume that members wish to continue this year so there is no need to re-commit.
If however you would like to withdraw it would be appreciated if you could please let either Pauline McCarthy or Lyn Bouchier know ASAP so they can make arrangements to fill the spot.
Once again a direct deposit is the preferred method of payment with your Name as a reference.
Alternatively: cash in a clearly marked envelope can be handed in at the office or directly to Pauline or Lyn.

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

CATECHISM / YOUTH / CONFIRMATION:  We are looking for a teacher for the 11 year old age group for 2019. Please contact Alice if you are keen 084 616 4216.
Life Teen has started for Confirmation candidates. This program 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 regarding Life Teen can be directed to Angelique Nowers at 082 258 6736              Our Life Teen group will be joining the Life Teen group from Tableview at their Camp in Grabouw in April this year. The excitement is already starting to build, we would like to thank all the generous donations that have already been received which is going to make this camp a possibility for everyone.  


Prayer List:   Vera Schrambke ; Jenny & Alan Duncan ; 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 Terweer ; 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 ; Bernadette Hackett ; Nathan Aldridge ; Paul Blignaut ; Jerome, Karen & Chelsea Brouckaert

Prayer List: 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.
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.
In order for any notices to be included they must have been sent to Caryn Bonorchis by the Wednesday 12 noon; NO EXCEPTIONS
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.

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.

Dates to remember:
Sunday 07th April: Meet & Greet – Join us in the hall after Mass for our monthly ‘Meet & Greet’ tea or coffee.
Wednesday 17th April: PASCHAL DINNER – 6:00pm. Cost is R50 per person, and numbers are limited to 40 people. Please fill in your name on the clipboard at the back of the Church – payment to Caryn at the office or Lyn Bouchier on a Sunday. This is a meaningful experience, do try to attend. Contact Lyn Bouchier on 028 341 0711 or 083 672 2396

Martyrs of Africa – Zwelihle

St Peter the Fisherman – Gansbaai

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

The church is offering a Market Place space on the website where local businesses can advertise:
Please contact Caryn at the office for rates to advertise your business.
Need a Handyman: Joseph is available for any maintenance and repair jobs. He is also willing to do chauffeuring if needed.
Please contact him on either 028 315 1620 or 081 397 6137
Overstrand Undertakers: We believe in offering a dignified funeral service no matter your circumstances. Our compassionate staff are here to lighten your responsibilities with all the arrangements that go with organising the funeral.
Contact us on (028) 313 2292 or 079 264 2596
Home Carer: Nosipho Velani has successfully completed the Home Carer course. Should you require a home carer please contact her on 063 183 0741
House renovations – Architect: House renovations/new build design and council submissions.
Contact Jonathan Roux on 072 504 7378
Garden and Wall of Remembrance: Any suggestions welcome, please contact Bev Mackay on 082 468 2634 or (028) 313 1754

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.