Mass & Confession Times
Normal Mass Times
Notes: Normal times are indicated below with an asterisk (*)
Public Holidays - mass is at 9:00 a.m.
|Saturday||* 5:30 pm Sunday vigil|
|Sunday||* 9:00 am Traditional choir|
|* 5:30 pm Folk Choir|
|Tuesday||* 6:00 pm|
|Wednesday||* 9:30 am|
|Thursday||* 6:00 pm|
|Friday||* 9:30 am|
First Friday Latin Sung Mass
Every First Friday we celebrate First Friday with a Latin Sung Mass. First Fridays are particularly dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and as with all Fridays of the year are special in that we remember the sacrifice Jesus made for our salvation.
On the days we have First Fridays, we still have the morning mass at its regular time.
|Friday||* 6:00 pm|
French Language Mass
Every second and fourth Sunday@ 3:00 pm. Celebrated by Fr Sean Wales C.Ss.R celebrates Mass in French at Holy Redeemer Church, in Bergvliet
|Saturday||*4:45 - 5:20 pm (Normal times)|
|OR by appointment|
|Wednesday||* 9:15 am|
|Saturday||* 5:15 pm - before Mass|
|First Saturday||10.00 am – Schoenstatt (contact Colleen Simpson for more info)|
Daily 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sundays: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Holy Redeemer, Bergvliet
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament:
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Baptism is celebrated every third Sunday of the month
The suggested amount for Mass Intentions is R40, as per the Archdiocese of Cape Town. Please contact the office to offer mass intentions.
Read article in The Southern Cross (March 23, 2011) entitled Reverence at Mass
According to St John Bosco
- Try to be early for Mass always. A few minutes spent in solitude before Mass can open your soul to wonderful Graces.
- When you enter or leave the church take Holy Water and sign yourself with the Sign of the Cross.
- Always genuflect when you enter or leave your seat. This is an Act of Adoration to Almighty God, present in the tabernacle. So take time to genuflect reverently, facing the altar and saying “My Lord and My God” as your right knee touches the floor.
- Don’t talk in church unless absolutely necessary. Talk only to Jesus – it is Him you have come to visit. Don’t talk as you leave either. Some people may still be praying.
- Listen to the sermon. It is a message from God which could bear much fruit for you.
- Don’t start to leave church until the priest has returned to the Sacristy. Stay to thank God for the Graces you have received from Him in the Mass.
Finally, St John Bosco reminded us that every day we take a step closer to Heaven, that every act should be for the greater glory of God and that every morning we should renew our resolve to work for the Salvation of souls.
Further Church Etiquette
- Not forgetting that a church is primarily a house of prayer, a place where we should be able to find the freedom and atmosphere conducive to prayer, certain other factors emerge in proper conduct in the house of God during Mass and other ceremonies.
- Be considerate, be punctual so as not to cause distraction to those who are already gathered.
- Go to the toilet before Mass so as not to disturb people at prayer later on by getting up and leaving and then re-entering the church and pew.
- No eating in the church or cry room except for infants who need their milk.
- The cry room is not a play room. It is a place for parents to teach their children how to behave properly in the church without being embarrassed by disturbance of the congregation at large.
- At communion time, don’t rush and don’t push. You will get your turn.
- Please clean up the pews when you leave and dispose of your refuse.
- Treat the House of God with the respect you would hope others would treat your home.