Our Junior Catechism Programme is in need of three new catechists for the 2020 academic year. If you would like to be part of this very rewarding ministry, please contact Sonja Davids: 083 981 0912 / email@example.com or call the parish office.
For the next few weeks, the Taizé Community are collecting newspapers to be used to make sleeping bags for the homeless. If you can help, please drop off your old papers at the parish.
The Sunday School is in desperate need of volunteers for the 6-8 age group. If you can help, please contact Orlanda Butler on 071 626 1544 or call the parish office.
The Taizé Community have asked if families in the parish would consider hosting participants in the Taizé Pilgrimage. They are generally hosted in pairs. If you can respond to this request, please contact the office via email with your details.
Help the Rural Child is looking for volunteers. Please see Parish notice board for details.
If you are interested in participating in this project to renew the mission of the parish, please contact Barry Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.