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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

Email:

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

Repository:

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)

Weekly News for the various Parishes:

Week end 11 Nov – 12 Nov 2017

Mass Intentions for All Communities
Mass Intentions – : – OLOL
Mass Intentions – : THE PARISH – OLOL
Mass Intentions – : – SPF
Mass Intentions – : – MOA
Mass Intentions – : – OLOL
Mass Intentions – : – OLOL
Mass Intentions – : – OLF
Mass Intentions – : – OLOL
Mass Intentions – : – OLOL
Mass Intentions – : – MOA
Mass Intentions – : – OLOL
Mass Intentions – : – OLOL
Mass Intentions – : THE PARISH – OLOL
Mass Intentions – : – OLF

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 – 9:00am
25 Dec – CHRISTMAS DAY – Mass of the Day – ZWELIHLE – MOA – 11:00am


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:
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.

SVP :
Please make a note the next SVP meeting is Tuesday the 14th Nov at 4:00pm in the Church Hall. Anyone interested in joining SVP can attend this meeting
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.


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

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: Our next meeting is 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
Catechism classes – School holidays
Debbie’s Confirmation group meets on Thursday in the Hall from 3:00pm to 4:00pm



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.

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

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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