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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 / email@example.com
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org or Justice and Peace Group coordinator Justine Hansen at email@example.com
Congratulations to Natasha Norman and Sharivan Moodley who were married in our Parish Church on Saturday 27th April. May God continue to bless them as they begin their married life.
According to Archdiocesan regulations, the Parish Priest must be informed of the intention to marry at least 6 months prior to wedding date. All couples are required to complete a course of instruction or an Engaged Encounter Weekend before their marriage will be solemnised.
…please contact the parish office to make an appointment with the Parish Priest.
Congratulations to Raymond Ntunzwenimana and Pascaline Bigirimana on the baptism of their son, Harry Hegel, in our parish on Sunday 3 March 2019.
Congratulations to Lee & Nicola Dobes on the baptism of their baby daughter, Nicola Jane, in our parish on Sunday 24th February 2019.
Congratulations to Cecco and Dorothy Giovannini on the birth of their granddaughter, Francesca May Dewailly, on 19th May 2018.
…please contact the parish office to let us know.
Our congratulations to:
- Ashton & Luisa Hayes on the baptism of their daughter, Logan Isla Hayes.
- Julian & Joanne Mountain on the baptism of their twins, son Max Clive and daughter Sasha May Mountain.
- Philip & Simone Izzard on the baptism of their son, Alexander Ben Izzard.
Baptisms are celebrated at our Church on the 3rd Sunday of the month.
Families not registered in our Parish must supply a letter from their Parish Priest.
Please contact the office for an appointment with the Parish Priest
Our Prayerful Condolences to the family and friends of Lorna Rogers whose funeral was held at Silvermine Village Chapel on Tuesday, 19th February at 2.30 pm.
Prayerful Condolences to the family and friends of John Cameron-Dow who passed away suddenly. His Requiem Mass was held in our Parish church on Tuesday, 22nd January at 11.00 am. John was a very vibrant member of our Parish and will be sorely missed.
Our Prayerful Condolences to the family and friends of John Frank Largier, brother of Tim, who passed away on 14th January 2019.
Our Prayerful Condolences to Debbie and Dudley Flugel and family on the passing of Debbie’s dad, Bob Bellairs, on the 26th September in PE.
Our Prayerful Condolences to Lesley Alcock and family on the loss of Tony, who passed away on Sunday, 23rd September 2018. Tony’s Requim Mass was held in our parish on Wednesday 3rd October 2018.
Our Prayerful Condolences to the family and friends of John Vianney Rogers who passed away on Sunday, 2nd September 2018. The funeral service was held in the chapel at Silvermine Village on Tuesday, 11th September 2018.
Our prayerful condolences to Jill Bowden and family on the passing of her mother, Shirley Beyleveldt, on Tuesday, 19th June.
This year we have our Parish Mortuary List for remembering our dear deceased family and friends.