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 20 – 21 October 2018 : 29th 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 22nd October:
Welcome back Fr Christian the Pilgrimage sounds like a truly uplifting and wonderful experience. MASS times for the week as from Monday 22nd Oct

Mon 22nd Oct – Eucharistic Service – Hermanus – OLOL – 8:30am
Tue 23rd Oct – Mass – Hermanus – OLOL – 6:00pm
Wed 24th Oct – Mass – Hermanus – OLOL – 8:30am
Thu 25th Oct – Mass – Hermanus – OLOL – 8:30am
Thu 25th Oct – House Mass – Hawston – 7:00pm
Fri 26th Oct – Mass – Hermanus – OLOL – 8:30am
Sat 27th Oct – Mass – Hermanus – OLOL – 5:30pm
Sun 28th Oct – Mass – 30th Sunday of the Year – Hermanus – OLOL – 8:00am
Sun 28th Oct – Mass – 30th Sunday of the Year – Gansbaai – SPtF – 10:00am
Sun 28th Oct – Mass – 30th 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:

Please Note: There is a House Mass at the home of Bobby & Ursula Mohamed, Thursday evening 25th Oct at 7:00pm. Please contact the Parish secretary for the address.

Please Note: SVP – is going to be holding a Bridge Drive on Thursday 15th November for SVP funds, which is sold out!!
There will be a Festive Hamper raffle drawn at this Bridge Drive and we appeal for any donations of festive food and drink which could help to make up this hamper.. Please give any contributions to Lyn Bouchier or Pauline McCarthy.

Sunday 21st October: Celebration A big thank you to each and every person that was involved in any way in making Sunday such a fun and joyous celebration. The food was absolutely delicious and the music that was provided by “Rewind” added to the enjoyment of everyone that attended.
Kathy you and your team did an exceptional job.

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 would like to thank the parish of Waterford in Ireland for their generous financial support over many years. Without their support the Hermanus conference would not be able to embark on and sustain the breadth of charitable works currently undertaken. The support of the Irish however, may not always be forthcoming and parishioners are asked to consider making donations to SVP.
Donations may qualify for a tax deduction. While making this appeal SVP thanks parishioners who already donate generously.
Bank details : Society of Saint Vincent de Paul – FNB – Acc No. 62065935573
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: 02nd Oct. 2018 at OLOL, Church Hall at 4:30pm. 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.
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

Mortuary List 2019: A special reminder that it is time to prepare the new Mortuary List for 2019. Envelopes will be available from next weekend.

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. please contact Fr Christian



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

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.

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 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 ; Julian Papier ; Rosemary Sutton ; Ben Bosch

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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