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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 17 – 18 March 2018
Weekly News for the various Parishes:

Mass Intentions for All Communities

19 March – All RCIA candidates

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 HOLY WEEK starting Thurs 29th Mar:
HOLY THURSDAY 29th Mar: NO Mass at Our Lady of Light. There will ONLY be MASS at Martyrs of Africa – Zwelihle.MASS is at 7:00pm
HOLY THURSDAY 29th Mar: Gansbaai: 5:00pm
GOOD FRIDAY 30th Mar: Mass at Our Lady of Light: 10:00am – Stations of the Cross
GOOD FRIDAY 30th Mar: Mass at Our Lady of Light: 3:00pm
GOOD FRIDAY 30th Mar: Mass – Bredasdorp – Our Lady of Fatima: 11:30am
GOOD FRIDAY 30th Mar: Mass – Gansbaai – St Peter the Fisherman: 3:00pm
EASTER VIGIL 31st Mar: Mass at Our Lady of Light: 8:00pm
EASTER VIGIL 31st Mar: Mass at Zwelihle – Martyrs of Africa: 5:00pm
EASTER VIGIL 31st Mar: Mass – Gansbaai – St Peter the Fisherman: 3:00pm
EASTER DAY 01st Apr: Mass at Our Lady of Light: 8:00am
EASTER DAY 01st Apr: Mass at Zwelihle – Martyrs of Africa: 11:00am (CS)
EASTER DAY 01st Apr: Mass – Bredasdorp – Our Lady of Fatima: 11:30am

Please take note of MASS Schedule for the week starting Mon 19th Mar:
Mon – Liturgy of the Word and Eucharistic Service – HERMANUS – OLOL
Tue – Mass – HERMANUS – OLOL – 6:00pm
Wed – Mass – HERMANUS – OLOL – 8:30am
Thu – Mass – HERMANUS – OLOL – 8:30am
Thu – Mass – ZWELIHLE – MOA – 5:30pm
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 – StPF – 11:30am
Sun – Mass – ZWELIHLE – MOA – 12:00 noon

Lenten devotion “I Arise” runs throughout Lent. There is a list at the back of the Church, please put your name down to read on a particular day. If you cannot find a reading one will be provided for you.
Rosary at 7:50am followed by I Arise
Mass at 8:30am
Lenten Station and Adoration every Friday during Lent at 5:30pm

During Exposition the following STATIONS OF THE CROSS will be recited
Week 1 – 23 Feb. 18 – STATIONS 1, 2 and 3
Week 2 – 02 Mar. 18 – STATIONS 4, 5 and 6
Week 3 – 09 Mar. 18 – STATIONS 7, 8 and 9
Week 4 – 16 Mar. 18 – STATIONS 10, and 11
Week 5 – 23 Mar. 18 – STATIONS 12, 13 and 14

Second Collection: Second collection for Lenten Appeal will be taken up immediately after the Offertory. The second collection for weekend of 24/25 Feb raised R3894.00 – thank you for your generosity

100 Club: Thank you for the overwhelming support of the 100 Club. We were fully subscribed for the draw which took place on the 4th March. R7500 was raised for SVP and R7500 distributed as prizes.
CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners. They were: Lucky prize winners – Cyril Beardwood ; Barbra Hurst ; Caryn Bonorchis ; David Aitchison ; Patricia Tomlinson. The first prize was won by Peter Smith.

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 in March date and time will be announced when available

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

YOUTH / CONFIRMATION 2018: We have exciting news regarding our youth / confirmation group. Classes will be starting on 6th March 2018 after Tuesday evening Mass at 6:30pm.
The group will be following the Alpha Youth series 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:

18th March : St Patricks Day Garden Party – Thank you to everyone for your support and especially to Luisa, Kathy, Bernadette and everyone that assisted in any way. What an amazing day.

28th March : Paschal Supper – 6:00pm : R60 per person, children half price. Please fill in your name on the list at the back of the Church. Only 40 people can be accomodated

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 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

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.

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 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:

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 ; Jeanette Ludick ; Erich Mettler

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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