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 15 – 16 September 2018 : 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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 17th September:
Mon – Liturgy of the Word and Eucharistic Service – Hermanus – OLOL – 8:30am
Tue – Mass – Youth (Life Teen) – Hermanus – OLOL – 6:00pm
Wed – Eucharistic Service – Hermanus – OLOL – 8:30am
Thu – Eucharistic Service – Hermanus – OLOL – 8:30am
Fri – Mass – Hermanus – OLOL – 8:30am
Sat – Mass – Bredasdorp – OLF – 3:00pm
Sat – Mass – Hermanus – OLOL – 5:30pm
Sun – Mass – 25th Sunday of the Year – Hermanus – OLOL – 8:00am
Sun – Mass – 25th Sunday of the Year – Gansbaai – StPF – 10:00am
Sun – Mass – 25th Sunday of the Year – Zwelihle – MOA – 12:00 noon

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

MASS TIMES – for 2018
for Gansbaai and Bredasdorp:
Please note that from 2018 there will be no Mass in Gansbaai or Bredasdorp on Tuesday evenings. Mass will now be held at 3pm on alternate Saturday afternoon.
Please Note: Fr will not be celebrating Mass on a Thursday evening in Zwelihle until further notice.

Weekly News for the various Parishes:

Fire Escape / Disabled Entrance: Parishioners you will recall, that fire regulations require the installation of an exit door and ramp to Our Lady of Light Church. Installation of the door which will replace the first window next to Our Lady’s altar has commenced, (10 – 14 Sept). Although every effort will be made to complete the project as quickly as possible it is a possibility that the Church will not be available for the weekend Services of (22 / 23 Sept). Please therefore expect to attend Mass in the Hall. At the same time as the door is installed the exterior of the Church will be renovated and a security wall erected between the garage and the Presbytery.Your patience and co-operation are greatly appreciated, thank you, from the Finance Committee

LIFE TEEN: Back to normal time

Finance Committee: – Planned Giving 2018/19 The planned giving campaign for the coming year will be conducted in November 2018, unlike previously where it took place in July. Parishioners are often away during the winter months and are not able to respond, which prolongs the process. Parishioners are asked to continue contributing their current pledges during the intervening months, between now and November. Those parishioners who fulfill their pledges by way of envelopes are asked to forward their names via email to tpjmccarthy@telkomsa.net, or to Caryn in the office, where after additional envelopes will be made available. Thanks – Parish Finance Committee.

SVP Appeal: Winter is upon us and contributions towards the purchase of blankets for the needy would be appreciated.
You can either donate a blanket or any cash amount, which will go towards the purchase of a blanket.
Update : To date 90 blankets have been distributed – many thanks to all who have contributed.
After the recent unrest SVP is pleased to say we have managed to get back into the community to feed the needy – We ask you to pray for the SVP and the community so that we can maintain our efforts in feeding the poor.
Date of next SVP meeting: TBA 2018 at OLOL, Church Hall at 4:30pm. New members are most welcome.

SVP – 100 Club Bank details: 100 Club, FNB Bank, Branch Code 200412, Account Nr 626 759 961 63.
If you are not a participant and would like to sign up please contact Pauline McCarthy or Lyn Bouchier.

Congratulations to all the winners from the draw on the 2nd Sept 2018. Watch this space for the date of the next 100 Club draw. Please make sure your contributions are up to date. For those that have not yet contributed please send your contributions soonest. If you are unable to do an eft please leave cash at the office with Caryn

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

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:

Dates to Diarise:

14th September 2018 – Quiz Evening – A big thank you to all that participated in this fun evening – loads of fun, and good laughs and the odd checking of answers and points all added up to a brilliant night together. As always there are those that do the hard work in the kitchen and a very big thanks to those that had anything in any way with the making of the food etc.. And thanks to Gerry for his sterling work behind the busiest table, the bar.

21st October 2018 – On Sunday the 21st October from 11:30am to 3pm we are planning a Parish Celebration in the garden. It has been almost 70 years since the Catholic Community was formed in Hermanus. There will be food stalls with an international flavour and live music courtesy of “Rewind”. Details will follow at a later date, but if anyone is interested in helping to run a stall please contact Kathy on 082 568 4024.

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. please contact Fr Christian

Lift to Church required: Laeticia Cruywagen is now back in Hermanus, living at Negester in Onrus. She is needing a lift to Church on Saturday evenings, if anyone is able to assist. She has a sight disability so would require some help. Her contact number is 084 744 4517

Choir members needed:- We are appealing to all parishioners (men & women) to consider joining the choir that sings at Saturday & Sunday Mass. Choir practice is on a Thursday at 4:00pm in the Church.
Please contact Jasmine Bonorchis on 082 870 8758

Catechism classes – have resumed for the year please contact the Parish secretary or Fr Christian for any info.

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.

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.

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)

Prayer List A totally new list will be starting as from 1st June 2018: 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

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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