If you are interested in participating in this project to renew the mission of the parish, please contact Barry Smith at email@example.com or 071 360 9969.
Available at the back of the church – Please be sure to use the honesty boxes provided. Thank you!
Support Nazareth House and buy their delicious Irish Whiskey Marmalade, and various fruit jams, handmade by the Sisters. Jars are available at the back of the church – only R30 each!
Many parishioners love the Nazareth House Jams, so we thought we would find out the story about how these yummy jams came about.
The story behind the Jams!
It all started in 2001 when I was sent to Nazareth House in Kimberley. An elderly resident in the house used to make different kinds of jams and marmalade depending on the season, to raise funds for the work done in Nazareth House.
She asked me if I would be interested to learn and, me being of an inquisitive nature, was delighted to have someone teach me something new. The lady was delighted too – as she mentioned later- that her recipe would continue even when she was gone. We managed to make only one lot of marmalade in Kimberley Nazareth House before we learnt that it was going to be closing within 6 months. Fortunately when the House eventually closed, the lady was transferred to our Nazareth House in Pretoria and it just happened that I was stationed there when the Kimberley House eventually closed.
So we continued with this hobby after settling down in Pretoria but sadly, the lady died 2 years later at the age of 88. I have not looked back since I came to actually enjoy doing this as a hobby and in each House that I am sent, the sisters try to make these different kinds of jam/marmalade to raise funds to assist us in some ways. Now it is not an individual hobby but a community one since as demonstrated by the scanned picture, the sisters get involved at different stages of the process according to what each can and is able to do. The photo shows the early stage of cutting, squeezing and slicing the lemons.
We are happy to bring this story to you. We were not able to pries the secret recipe from Sr Gladys – but then why would we! We hope that the secret recipes stay safe and we continue to enjoy these special and scrumptious jams for years to come.
We desperately need another 2 volunteers to join our team for the younger group of 3-5yrs old. Lesson plans are provided. If you can commit to 2 Sundays per term, then join this great group of parishioners by contacting Orlanda Butler at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 0716261544.
The Phoenix Burns Project is still looking for old/non-functioning kettles, toasters, microwaves, 2 or 4 plate stoves/ovens, gas heaters, gas bottles, multi-way plugs, etc to be used for education purposes.
Please contact Jacquie Lukic on 072 236 2689 to arrange collection, or leave your donation with Deborah during office hours.
If you have not already done so, please complete a census form and post it in the box provided. Pens and forms are available at the back of the church. Many thanks!
It’s a Catholic practice to have Holy Mass offered for your special intentions and for your relatives and friends, both living and dead. Parishioners are reminded that they should make an offering to the priest for his personal support. Please contact the office from Monday to Friday 8:30am – 1:00pm, or place your intentions in a clearly marked envelope and place it in the collection plate, or just speak to Fr Shenoy.
Please note that all Mass Intentions will be read out before Mass with the other parish announcements.
Killian Sawunyama, 21 year old son of Paul our care-taker, is looking for a part-time apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering which he is studying at CPUT. For his CV or further information contact Killian on 079 038 9895 or email@example.com or contact the parish secretary.
The Ecclesia Season “Live Mercy” will be running in our parish from the week starting 6 February 2017 for 4 weeks. The reflections are based on the important social encyclical ‘Luadato Si’by Pope Francis who wrote,
“I urgently appeal for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. We need a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we are undergoing, and its human roots, concern and affects us all”
A register is available at the back of the church and visitors are welcome too.
Contact Justine for more details on 021 794 0636 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Our parish extends a very warm welcome to remarried divorcees, unmarried cohabiting couples and gay people to join us in the celebration of the Eucharist and to active participation in the life of the parish community.
For further inquiries, contact: Brian Robertson on 021 794 5527 / email@example.com or Justice and Peace Group coordinator Justine Hansen at firstname.lastname@example.org