Parish Priest: Fr Christian Frantz
Tel: 028 312 2988
Parish Secretary: Caryn Bonorchis
Tel: 028 312 2315
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 25 Nov – 26 Nov 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
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
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.
The last draw for the year will be held on Sunday 3rd Dec 2017. If you are a participant who is not up-to-date with your contribution, you can make your payment of R150.00 by EFT to 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 to be given one of the few remaining lucky numbers.
Please make a note the last SVP meeting was Tuesday the 14th Nov at 4:00pm in the Church Hall. Anyone interested in joining SVP please watch this space for details of the next meeting. Please take note the meeting is 28th Nov at 4:00pm
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
Mortuary List – 2018:
It is time to prepare the new Mortuary list for 2018. Please put together your list of names and relevant month, together with a contribution. Envelopes will be available from Caryn in the office. The envelopes will need to be returned ASAP as we need to prepare a list for you to check spelling and dates. A box will be provided at the back of the Church for returned envelopes.
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 !!
News from OLOL Church Committee:
Meet & Greet and Christmas Market stall –
Weekend of 2nd/3rd Dec : Please note we will be holding this on Saturday evening after the 5:30pm Mass and Sunday the 3rd Dec after the 8:00am Mass. N.B – 100 club is also on Sunday 3rd Dec. So please don’t be in a rush to head off home. Browse the stalls for that unique Christmas present.
Dates to Diarise:
01 Dec World Aids Day which is first Friday. There will be Benediction and a special candle lighting for Aids victims.
02 Dec Fundraising Market after evening Mass.
03 Dec Nativity Play by Catechism children – during 8:00am Mass
03 Dec Fundraising – Market / 100 Club Draw / Childrens party – after Mass
(Any donations of cakes & sweet treats will be appreciated. For more info please contact Kathy 082 568 4024 or Luisa 072 589 0011)
09 Dec Anti-Domestic violence workshop at St Mary’s Cathedral Cape Town. 9:30am – 12:30pm. See noticeboard at the back of the Church
7th till 10th Dec – The Alpha & Omega Healing Seminar Charles Pritchard, Fernanda de Sequeira & Fr Colin Bows will be leading this seminar at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Durbanville. This seminar will focus on the essence of God’s call to us, how we can be filled with His love and Graces, and how to fight His enemy and become the saints we were created to be. For a detailed programme, please email Tanya : email@example.com
Please read these notes from the Archbishop:
Pastoral Letter on Child Safeguarding Policy
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 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 – School holidays
Debbie’s Confirmation group meets on Thursday in the Hall from 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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
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.
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.