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: Wednesday, Friday 9:00am – 1pm
OLOL Address: 21 Lord Roberts Road, Hermanus

Week end 14 – 15 Dec 2019: 3rd SUNDAY OF ADVENT

MASS Schedule and MASS Intentions for the week starting Mon 16 Dec:
Mon 16 Dec – –
Tue 17 Dec – Angelus and Evening prayer – Hermanus – OLOL – 6:00pm
Wed 18 Dec – Communion Service – Hermanus – OLOL – 8:30am
Thu 19 Dec – –
Fri 20 Dec – Mass 8:30am followed by Divine Mercy Chaplet – Hermanus – OLOL
Fri 20 Dec – Novena Devotion to Our Lady – Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction – Hermanus – OLOL – 5:30pm
Sat 21 Dec – Hermanus – OLOL – 5:30pm
Sun 22 Dec – Hermanus – OLOL – 8:00am – 4th SUNDAY of ADVENT
Sun 22 Dec – Zwelihle – MOA – 10:00am – 4th SUNDAY of ADVENT

Tue 24 Dec – Christmas Eve Mass – Carols at 5:30pm followed by Mass at 6:00pm – Hermanus – OLOL
Wed 25 Dec – Christmas Day Mass – Hermanus – OLOL – 8:00am
Wed 25 Dec – Christmas Day Mass – Hermanus – OLOL – 10:00am
Schedule for Gansbaai, Bredasdorp and Zwelihle to follow

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:

Please Note: Due to the roadworks between Hermanus and Stanford, there are changes to the Mass Schedule with immediate effect:
Gansbaai Mass: 1st & 3rd Saturday 3:00pm
Bredasdorp Mass: 1st & 3rd Sunday 11:30am
Zwelihle Mass: 2nd & 4th Sunday 10:00am

Be mindful of others in Church : Before Mass, Speak to God ; During Mass, Let God speak to you ; After Mass, Speak to Each Other.
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.
Proposed new Parish Council: Next meeting of the PPC is planned for Saturday 11th Jan 2020 at 11am.
Hamper Raffle: There is a NEW raffle being run over the next few weeks. Please support it as all funds raised are to be used towards various projects within the Parish. Tickets will be onsale after the various weekend Masses.
New choir members: New choir members would be most welcome to join the choir. Please join us for choir practice at 4pm every Thursday afternoon at OLOL Church.
SVP 100 Club will resume in January 2020. Please keep a watch out for details.

Special Appeal from SVP: The SVP project “Bags of Love”, has been wonderfully supported and approx 600 bags have been filled. These are ready for distribution to the most needy in our Parish. A big thank you to all who have so generously donated to this worthy cause.. If you would still like to donate to SVP please use the following account. For any cash donations for SVP these can be made into this account: Society of Saint Vincent de Paul : FNB AccNr 62065935573; details of any donation can be emailed to Terry McCarthy at tpjmccarthy@telkomsa.net

SVP – 100 Club Bank details: 100 Club, FNB Bank, Branch Code 200412, Account Nr 626 759 961 63.
A word on The 100 Club and changes for 2020. There has been some talk and confusion over the 100 Club, which seems to have become very prominent of late. The proceeds from the original 100 Club run in the Parish were split between SVP and Parish funds in a ratio of 50/50. Three years ago SVP took over the running of the 100 Club and it was re-organized and re-launched, with Lyn Bouchier and Pauline McCarthy running it.
At hte time everyone who joined signed a commitment form which clearly stated that the funds raised were for SVP. This has been the case for the last three years and the proceeds have gone to SVP projects.
As the Parish is in need of funds SVP feels that the Parish finances should take precedence and therefore in the new year, SVP will hand over the running of the 100 Club to the Parish and the new Parish committee.
SVP would like to thank all for the support of The 100 Club over the last three years. And ask that you continue to support it in the new year.

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               


Prayer List:   Vera Schrambke ; 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 ; Graham & Cheryl Gordon ; Megan Vincentini ; Lyn Roodthuizen & Family ; Tracey Poulter ; Hilary Barker ; Nigel Waters ; Tony Maytham ; Beartha Haydricks

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:


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
Help with basic computer requirements: Wifi and email, folders, skype, facebook, dropbox, photo and video, back-up’s (often neglected!!). Call Bill 081 768 2694 or billmcgeetrac@gmail.com
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.