Fr. Harrie Hovers
Contact the office:
Rev. Les Ruhrmund
Rev. Tony van Vuuren
076 189 3524
FATHER HARRIE WILL BE ATTENDING THE PRIEST’S INDABA SO WILL BE AWAY FROM TUESDAY MORNING TO THURSDAY EVENING. MASS ON TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, & THURSDAY WILL BE REPLACED BY A COMMUNION SERVICE.
THE FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, will be celebrated next weekend– 19th/20 August.
FEAST OF ASSUMPTION – The annual liturgical event in celebration of The Feast of Mary Assumed into Heaven, patroness of South Africa, will take place at Our Lady Help of Christians at 14:30 on Sunday. See notice in the Porch – this is not a Mass.
Save the date!! Please join us for our genesis Tots and kids family picnic. Sunday 10 September at the Choo Choo park. Belvedere road Claremont. See you there after the 9am Mass.
Genesis Gather: A night of musical worship, fellowship and prayer
Date: Thursday 31 August 2017
Time: 6:30 pm
SCHOOLS CHOIR FESTIVAL – Sunday 27 August at 14:00 – Part of the Archdiocesan bi-centennial Celebrations will take place at the City Hall on Sunday, 27 August from 14;00 to 16:00.
Fifteen choirs in the Archdiocese and an Archdiocesan liturgical dance group will be participating in this festival. the afternoon culminates with a magnificent massed choir conducted by Alison Dunn and accompanied by Andrew Bentley and Adolf Thelen.
Ticket are available at the door.
R20 per adult, R10 per school going child.
Clergy, religious, pensioners - gratis.
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL The next meeting is to take place on Tuesday 29th August at 7pm in the Ruffell Room
GOOD SHEPHERD Fist Holy Communion 27th August. Please pray for the children, and their families, who are making their 1st Holy Communion on the 27th August.We started praying our Novena on Saturday 19th. Please join us. Copies of the Novena are available on the table in the Church porch
St Michael’s Annual Fundraiser Masked Carnival Dinner dance & Auction Date: 25 August 2017
Time: 7pm R275 per person
Final chance to join us and purchase tickets.... We are slowly getting closer to our target, and need as many people as possible to support our Parish fundraiser.
There will be no tickets available on the night!!
Dress: Smart with a mask, be it painted or be it real
Bar: Cash Bar or credit card available on evening (no snapscan)
Auction: Auction item list is available to view in church porch. Auction items may be paid for via eft
All those who have booked, please check after Mass that your booking is reflected and collect your tickets and confirm menu option, as we need to provide final numbers & names to Kelvin by Monday.
Cape Town InterFaith Initiative
Join our popular CT11 Religious Heritage Bus Tour
Monday 25the September.
Our bus leaves Rondebosch Library car park, St Andrews Road at 9.15am.
We will be Visiting:
St Michael's Catholic Church
Buddhist Centre Eco Village Observatory
*Ahmadiyya Mosque Rondebosch East
Ananda Jutir Ashram'
*A vegetarian lunch will be served.
We return to Rondebosch library be 3.00pm.
Library car park security and lunch included in ticket price.
Please bring a bottle of water.
Ticket price is R150.00
Cape Town Interfaith Initiative
Code 051 001
Account No. 270321357
Ref: your name + Bus Tour
Fist Holy Communion 27th August
Please pray for the children, and their family’s, who are making their 1st Holy Communion on the 27th August
FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING:
The next meeting is scheduled for the 14th August 2017.
MINI-MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE If you intend getting married in the next 6-8months, the next mini-marriage course (done in conjunction with Prepare) which you need to attend, will take place over 3 weeks starting on August 7th then the 14th and 21st at 7.00pm in the Ruffell Room. To enroll or for more info, please speak to one of the Clergy.
The Rosary is being recited every Sunday and all are invited to join.
Time : 5:30pm
Venue : The Kelly Room
'Through you and your prayer little children, peace will begin to flow through the world' - Our Lady
A reminder to all parents that LifeTeen forms an integral part of the preparation for Confirmation in Grade 11. Please speak to Steven for more information
The next BAPTISM instruction will take place on Sunday 3rd September after the 9am Mass and the Baptisms on Sunday 10th September. If you wish to attend please contact the Parish Office.
Editorial: Clouds over the Rainbow Nation
Bishops: Church can help in racism debate.
2 Excommunication to combat crime, corruption?
3. How the Bible gives us hope.
4. The power of praying the rosary.
5. Lesson in feminism from Powerpuff Girls
ST MICHAEL’S FOOTBALL CLUB is looking for new players this season, of zero experience and beyond! We practice on Mondays at 17:30 at St Joseph's school, Belmont Road, Rondebosch. Match Days: Saturdays. All ages welcome.
SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL One of the projects St Michael’s SVP are involved with is done in conjunction with U-Turn. Street people are given food vouchers for meals. Between the 1st Jan 2016 and 31st December 2016, 1868 meals vouchers and 1846 clothing vouchers, 902 packs of u-turn vouchers (4510 in single vouchers) vouchers which were sponsored by the St Michael’s SVP were redeemed at the Claremont Power House (U-turn). Thank you once again to all our generous donors. It is through your generosity that we are able to assist with projects such as this. God bless you. The U-turn vouchers at R40.00 per pack of 5 are available at the SVP table. These can be given out individually to people, instead of money, at the traffic lights.
Education: Do we give a damn?
By Russell Pollitt
While President Jacob Zuma prattled on about fixing the mistakes of the past, unity within the ANC and (ironically) fighting corruption during the party’s January 8th birthday celebrations, another crisis loomed: basic education. read more.
USE SnapScan TO MAKE YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE WEEKLY COLLECTION!!! Our Genesis teams have been asking us to make the option of paying money to the Parish available on SnapScan. As from this weekend, you can contribute to the Parish Collection using the SnapScan App on your phone. Please note that this is available for use with COLLECTIONS. However, should you wish to pay your Planned Giving Contribution, clearly indicate PG, your number, and name. You can download the SnapScan App free of charge on your phone.
Would you like to receive the St Mike’s Life Teen update email? Sent out once a week with news, pictures, and articles about what is going on in Life Teen at St Michael’s. Join our mailing list”
HAVE YOU EVER CONSIDERED MUSIC AS YOUR MINISTRY? The Genesis band and choir are recruiting. If you are a singer or musician, we’d like to invite you to join us in this rewarding ministry. It’s not a huge commitment (5pm on a Sunday) and it’s a wonderful way to make a contribution. If you are a singer, classical musician, guitarist, drummer or a sound engineer with some experience, we’re excited to welcome you. Please contact Adrian or Tinashe after 6pm the mass or by SMS. Adrian – 083 258 6571 Tinahse – 073 097 4932
The CWL Meet on the 3rd Monday of each month. You are invited to join us to grow spiritually, help the church and make new friends.
Tea and coffee servers urgently needed to help at Parish functions and funeral teas – Men and women (no washing-up!!). Contact Amanda on 021 685 3544.
If you would like a Mass to be offered for someone’s intentions or for the repose of the soul of someone, please phone the Parish Office to arrange this
DISABLED PARKING BAYS AT ST MICHAEL’S Please do not use the parking bays marked for the disabled unless you qualify to use them. On several occasions the people for whom they are intended have had to park far away from the Church and it is difficult for them to then get into the Church.
Bequest perhaps you would like to consider a bequest to St Michaels (St Michaels Catholic Church, Rondebosch) in your will? Contact Father Harrie for further advice. KIDS – please collect more envelopes in the foyer if you have run out.
TOO MUCH STUFF, TOO LITTLE SPACE, JOIN HELP THE RURAL CHILD CHARITY SHOPS: The revolution against rural poverty has begun. Come and join us! We need clothing for men, women and children,books, bric-a brac and furniture to sell in our shops. The proceeds will go towards the running cost of the POP Centres at Goedgedacht. www.goedgedacht.org.
WHAT IS A MENTOR? Would you like to know more about mentoring a student? LIFE CHOICES is looking for the right people to help give support and guidance to Grade 11/12 Students from less privileged backgrounds. It is a truly worthwhile cause. For more information and contact details please read the Poster in the foyer of the church or phone Gill 021 686 8251
ROSARY SUNDAYS: There is no love like a mother’s love. You’re invited to sing Mary’s praises through the Rosary every Sunday at 5.30PM in the Kelly Room. Beginners and devotees equally welcome.
IN MEMORIAM On the rear wall of the Church next to the visitors confessional, a board has been put up displaying the leaflets from 12 recent funerals of Parishioners. This is in order to encourage us to pray for the souls of our departed brothers and sisters.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY One of the projects St Michael’s SVP are involved with is done in conjunction with U-Turn. Street people are given food vouchers for meals. Between the 1st June 2015 and 30th Oct 2015, 1583 of the vouchers which were sponsored by the St Michael’s SVP were redeemed at the Claremont Power House. 906 items of clothing were also handed out. Thank you once again to all our generous donors. It is through your generosity that we are able to assist with projects such as this. God bless you. The U-turn vouchers at R40.00 per pack of 5 are available at the SVP table. These can be given out individually to people, instead of money, at the traffic lights
U-TURN MEAL VOUCHERS: For non-toxic and guilt-free giving at traffic lights - U-turn vouchers at R40.00 per pack of 5 are available at the SVP table in the church porch after all masses. These can be given individually to people begging at traffic lights instead of money.
NOTICE ABOUT HOSPITALS: When you, or a family member, are admitted to hospital, it is the responsibility of the family to notify the Parish we will then notify the Chaplain of that particular hospital, even if you are admitted to the Vincent Pallotti Hospital. They no longer ask patient’s religion.
ST MICHAEL’S FOOTBALL CLUB is looking for new players this season, of zero experience and beyond! If you want to join a group of men growing in faith, while practicing soccer together, you are invited to join the team. Practice days: Mondays at 17:30 at St Joseph's school, Belmont Road, Rondebosch. Match Days: Saturdays.
MORNING MARKET We are always in need of good second-hand clothes to sell at our Morning Market. Please bring these, clearly marked, to the Parish Office.
MASS INTENTIONS If you would like a Mass to be offered for your Intention, or for a deceased friend or relative, please phone the Parish Office 021 686 8708) to arrange this.
SUNDAY SCHOOL There are two Sunday School groups. They take place during the first part of the 9am Mass, and two parents are on duty in each class. The class for 24 year olds is held in the Gill Room, and the one for 5–7 year olds in the Kelly Room. Please bring crayons to Mass, and take a work sheet from the back of the church before Mass starts. Children from both classes return to Mass at the Offertory. For more information contact Kim or Paula at
GENESIS JUNIORS Can we think of ways to help someone who needs to get better? Talk with your children about this. What can you as a family do to help?
Try to do something for someone else each week.
BAPTISMS and BAPTISM INSTRUCTION: Baptisms take place on the second Sunday of the month, with preparation the previous Sunday both after the 9 o'clock Mass. Please contact the parish office in advance if you are interested (021-686-8708).
MORNING MARKET: This (almost always) takes place on the first Sunday of each month from before the 7.30 am Mass until about 11 am. Contact the parish office for more information.
SECOND HAND ROSE: We are always in need of donations of clothes to sell at our Morning Market Second Hand Rose stall. Please bring contributions to the parish office, clearly marked for Second Hand Rose.
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS: Contact Gill Greenwood: 021-686-8251 or 072-546-6314.
FAITH-SHARING GROUPS: Contact Caitlin Scott on 073 177 1883.
WOOL FOR NOAH: NOAH coordinates fourteen Catholic-based Neighbourhood Old Age Homes in Khayelitsha and Woodstock. We are always looking for donations of wool for our elderly who knit various items. Please contact Ian Veary or Bea Jordan on 021 447 6334 (and see www.noah.org.za for more information).
CATHOLIC BUSINESS NETWORK: The CBN is group of Catholic men and women who endeavour to support and promote each other’s professional and business undertakings. Our Mission Statement encourages us to operate within the ethos of Christian morals, ethics and values. The group meets every fortnight at the Italian Club, at 7.30 pm. and we welcome new members. See http://statrs.co.za for more information, or contact Sinclair on 083 300 6747 or Vic on 083 308 4014.
Archbishop Brislin's Building Fund:
If you would like to make a donation towards the building of new churches, the bank details are:
Standard Bank Branch 020909
Ref: Your name (or Anon).
Note: Through a very generous donation, the Archbishop's fund has been able to pay for the extension of St Catherine’s Church in Kleinvlei.
LAST WORD from the Justice & Peace group
Human dignity can be protected and healthy communities achieved only when human rights are protected and responsi¬bilities are met – Catholic Social Teaching 4: Justice
Please join us in praying for our country, that all people may be treated justly and that each will receive what it is their right
PRAYER TO ST MICHAEL
Saint Michael the Archangel,
Defend us in battle;
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil -
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray.
And do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host,
By the power of God, thrust into hell
Satan and all evil spirits
Who wander through the world
For the ruin of souls. AMEN.