Church Front

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

Liturgy of the Word & Holy Communion from the Reserved Sacrament: 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month: 11:00am, includes Childrens Catechism

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

Holy Mass: Every Thursday: 6:00pm

St Peter the Fisherman – Gansbaai

Liturgy of the Word & Holy Communion from the Reserved Sacrament: 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month: 10:00 am

Holy Mass: 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month: 10:00 am

Tuesday Mass: 5.30pm (Following 1st & 3rd Sunday in the month)

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

Liturgy of the Word & Holy Communion from the Reserved Sacrament: 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month: 11:30 am

Holy Mass: 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month: 11:30 am

Tuesday Mass: 5.30pm (Following 2nd & 4th Sunday in the month)

Week end 16 Dec – 17 Dec 2017
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

CHRISTMAS Weekend MASS Schedule:
23 Dec – VIGIL Mass for Sunday – HERMANUS – OLOL – 5:30pm
24 Dec – CHRISTMAS VIGIL Mass – BREDASDORP – OLF – 11:30am
24 Dec – CHRISTMAS VIGIL Mass – GANSBAAI – SPtF – 5:00pm
24 Dec – CHRISTMAS VIGIL Mass – HERMANUS – OLOL – 8:00pm : N.B Carols will be sung prior to Mass (7:00pm for 7:30pm)
PLEASE take note there will be no Sunday morning Mass at Hermanus – OLOL
25 Dec – CHRISTMAS DAY – Mass of the Day – HERMANUS – OLOL – 8:00am
25 Dec – CHRISTMAS DAY – Mass of the Day – HERMANUS – OLOL – 10:00am
25 Dec – CHRISTMAS DAY – Mass of the Day – ZWELIHLE – MOA – 11:30am for 12:00

Second Collection: Second collection (9 & 10 Dec) raised R3180.70 Thank you for your generosity. The second collection for (16 & 17 Dec) is for Advent 3

Please note: the Parish office will be closed from 26th Dec until the 4th Jan 2018.

Dino & Judith Petim : On the 6th Nov Fruit & Veg shop at Gateway Centre had a major fire which caused the shop to be closed. Please keep Dino & Judith in your thoughts and prayers. May God and all the Angels and Saints be with you and your family and all your staff at Fruit & Veg Hermanus.

100 Club:
Will resume again in 2018.. Thank you everyone for your support throughout 2017.
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.

Please make a note the next SVP meeting will be Tuesday the 16th Jan 2018 at 4:00pm in the Church Hall. Anyone interested in joining SVP please feel free to attend
SVP – Bags of Love:
Please note it is that time of the year. When we all open our hearts, it is time for Bags of Love. If you do not know what bags of Love is, this is a time when we can assist the less fortunate by donating a bag of groceries so everyone can have something to eat at Christmas time.
We are all asked to support this worthy cause by either:-
– Making a cash donation directly to a member of SVP or you can donate directly into the bank account. Bags of Love, ABSA Bank, Hermanus Branch, Account Number 925 114 2278. The cost of a bag is R165.
– Or when shopping at Eastcliff Spar, request the cashier to add the amount of your donation to Bags of Love campaign.
All funds will be used to make up bags for distribution by SVP.
God bless and thanks for your generosity
To date over 680 bags have been collected watch this space for final numbers

Pious Lists – 2018:
Please note these sheets will be outside the church and are in alphabetical order. Please check for any spelling errors or changes.

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

Confirmation 2018 Our Archbishop Stephen has granted us a date for Confirmation of our young people next year. The sacrament will be celebrated on Sunday 18th February at 10:30am. The venue will be confirmed at a later date. Adults are, as always, confirmed at the Easter Vigil in the year. Any young person turning 16 by this date is eligible for Confirmation. Please contact Debbie at 084 523 3798 to set times for meeting candidates or meet Thursdays at the Church Hall at 15h00 to 15h30 for September.

Newspapers, Newspapers!!! :) :) your old newspapers are urgently required – you don’t want them, others need them. Church funds benefit !!

New Mass times for 2018:
Sat 30 Dec: 5:30pm Mass Hermanus – OLOL
Sun 31 Dec: 8:00am Mass Hermanus – OLOL
Fri 05 Jan: 8:30am Mass Hermanus – OLOL
Fri 05 Jan: 5:30pm Mass, Benediction & Exposition Hermanus – OLOL
Sat 06 Jan: 3:00pm Mass Gansbaai – SPtF
Sat 06 Jan: 5:30pm Mass Hermanus – OLOL
Sun 07 Jan: 8:00am Mass Hermanus – OLOL
Sun 07 Jan: 11:30am Mass Bredasdorp – OLF
Tue 09 Jan: 6:00pm Mass Hermanus – OLOL

News from OLOL Church Committee:

Dates to Diarise:

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
Assistance required: We are urgently looking for people to assist us with manning the repository stall.
You would be required to be at Mass at least 40mins prior to Mass starting and then also man the station after Mass has ended. We need at least 2 people to assist with this task.
One for Saturday evening and one for Sunday morning. Alternatively one person willing to do both services. Please contact Kathy Scanlon or Raymond Nowers if you can assist.

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 last meeting was on the 14th Nov 2017 at 4pm in the Church Hall. 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

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 stopped for the year and will resume in 2018
Watch this space for news of new Confirmation group starting in 2018

Roster of Ministries: For those of you not on email, please collect your roster for December in the concertina file at the back of the Church.

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

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 Nov 2017: 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 Oct 2017. For all those wishing to be on a new Prayer List please either contact or email the office.

Prayer List:

Terence Lumby ; 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 ; Doris Buttner ; Mike & Verna Leighton ; Nathan Day ; Rosalind McCormick ; Fiona Gray ; Margaret Lawrence ; Wilhelmina Bazzard ; Anne Doyle ; Elizabeth de Buys

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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