Flowers

A small, skilled group takes turns to arrange and care for the beautiful arrangements which grace our altars. Influences from the liturgical time of year and/or special feasts are borne in mind. With the increasing cost of flowers, the demands of providing something beautiful for God is challenge we are still able to meet. If you want to test and stretch your creative flower arranging skills, and help us maintain the high standard for our beloved Church please contact

- Pattie Fehrsen on 021 681 2734  or 083 470 0760, or

- Lindsay O'Connor on 021 696 1617 or 072 691 7543.

Calling the entire parish to please support THE GENESIS UNITED YEAR END OUTREACH... in support of the children of St Kizitos & the vulnerable adults of the Umoya Project *Take home a tag, bring back a gift* (DDay for donations 19th Nov) For further information please contact Paula: bpboulle@gmail.com

Spread love dates

sarmie making

The prayer of St. Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Parents Prayer

Oh, Heavenly Father, make me a better parent. Teach me to understand my children, to listen patiently to what they have to say, and to answer all their questions kindly.

Keep me from interrupting them or contradicting them. Make me as courteous to them as I would have them be to me. Forbid that I should ever laugh at their mistakes or resort to shame or ridicule when they displease me.

May I never punish them for my own selfish satisfaction or to show my power. Let me not tempt my child to lie or steal.

And guide me hour by hour that I may demonstrate by all I say and do that honesty produces happiness.

Reduce, I pray, the meanness in me. And when I am out of sorts, help me, O Lord, to hold my tongue.

May I ever be mindful that my children are children and I should not expect of them the judgement of adults.

Let me not rob them of the opportunity to wait on themselves and make decisions.

Bless me with the bigness to grant them all their reasonable requests, and the courage to deny them privileges I know will do them harm.

Make me fair and just and kind.

And fit me, O Lord, to be loved and respected and imitated by my children. Amen.