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Welcome to Our Lady of Light – Hermanus Catholic Church

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 Priest: Fr Christian Frantz
Tel: 028 312 2988


Parish Secretary: Caryn Bonorchis

Tel: 028 312 2315


Office Times:

Caryn Bonorchis is available: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00am – 1pm


Southern Cross available after Saturday evening and Sunday morning Mass

Our Lady of Light – Hermanus

Monday – Friday: 8:30am preceded by Rosary @ 8:10 am

Saturday: 5:30pm (for Sunday Mass)

Sunday: 8:00am includes Childrens Catechism

1st Friday of the Month: 5:30pm Divine Mercy Chaplet following Mass

2nd Wednesday of the Month: Kidbrooke Retirement Village: 10:30am

Confession: 5:30pm First Friday and 5:00pm every Saturday

For Confessions outside of these times please contact Fr Christian or the Office

For Baptisms ; Marriages ; Funerals please contact Fr Christian or the Office

Please note that for Marriages at least 6 months notice is needed.

Martyrs of Africa – Zwelihle

Holy Mass: 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month: 12 noon

Holy Mass: Every Thursday: 5:30pm

St Peter the Fisherman – Gansbaai

Holy Mass: Every Alternate Saturday: 3:00 pm

Communion Service: Every Alternate Sunday: 11:30 am

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

Holy Mass: Every Alternate Saturday: 3:00 pm

Communion Service: Every Alternate Sunday: 11:30 am

Week end 14 – 15 July 2018
Weekly News for the various Parishes:

Mass Intentions for All Communities

Please note that the main Mass in the Parish Church (ie. Sunday 8am at Our Lady) MUST be offered for the intention of the Parish.

General Notices for All Communities

Please take note of MASS Schedule for the week starting Mon 16th July:
Mon – Liturgy of the Word and Eucharistic Service – Hermanus – OLOL – 8:30am
Tue – Mass – Hermanus – OLOL – 6:00pm
Wed – Mass – Hermanus – OLOL – 8:30am
Thu – Mass – Hermanus – OLOL – 8:30am
Fri – Mass – Hermanus – OLOL – 8:30am
Sat – Mass – Bredasdorp – OLF – 3:00pm
Sat – Mass – Hermanus – OLOL – 5:30pm
Sun – Mass – Hermanus – OLOL – 8:00am
Sun – Mass – Gansbaai – SPtF – 10:30am
Sun – Mass – Zwelihle – MOA – 12 noon

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

Please Note: Fr will not be celebrating Mass on a Thursday evening in Zwelihle until further notice.

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, 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.
Due to the unrest SVP is struggling to get 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.
If anyone has an old sewing machine to donate to an Old Age facility in Zwelihle, please contact Terry McCarthy.
Date of next SVP meeting: 24 July 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.

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

** NB: Please note youth/confirmation classes will resume 24th July **

Classes are Tuesday evening’s after Mass at 6:30pm.
The group are following the Alpha Youth series at the moment and will be moving to Life Teen later in the year. 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. Details to follow

Please 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

Living Faith Booklets available at R18.50 each

St. Vincent De Paul Society (SVP):
Your assistance in helping us feed the poorest of the poor in our Parish is very much appreciated and we thank you and our donors very much for your assistance. The list for donated items for our grocery bags is on the notice board at the back of the Church. The list of groceries is also available on the website.
Parishioners who wish to make donations to SVP could do so by transferring the donation into the Society’s bank account, details of which are as follows: Account Name: Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Bank: FNB Hermanus, Account No: 62065933573. The Society is a registered Public Benefit Organisation and because of this, cash donations may provide the parishioner with a deduction against their taxable income. In order for this deduction to be claimed, the name of the donor is required. Therefore should any parishioner make a donation, please supply your name as a reference to enable the society to contact you.
Please Note: The next meeting will be announced shortly. NB: Here is another way to help with the SVP financially – Join the 100Club!! Contact Terry for more details

Please feel free to visit the SVP Facebook page and leave any comments or questions you may have.
If you would like to get involved please contact Terry McCarthy his details are in the Contacts page.

Notices for the specific Communities:
Our Lady of Light – Hermanus
Remember the Church is open Mon, Wed and Fri: 9.00am – 3.00pm
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: First Friday 5:30pm – Exposition, Benediction & Confessions

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.

House needed for rentalOne of our parishioners is looking for a double bedroom house to rent from next month. They are also looking to purchase a second hand car. Please contact Shaju on 060 544 6292.

Looking for work: Char looking for work on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Very responsible, reliable & well spoken. Contactable references, contact Lydia 076 682 6255

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
Rummage Sale:Zwelihle is raising money for their pews. Please can you donate any bric-brac to their cause as they will be holding a rummage sale. The date and time is still to be announced

NEW 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.
Mass will still be held every Thurday at 5pm in Zwelihle.

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 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

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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