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Church Inclusive: Sunday 17 January 2021

My dear Franciscans The levels of uncertainty which Covid-19 brought to us in 2020 are not abating in 2021.  Just this morning we awake to news that schools may only be allowed to open for face-to-face learning from 15 February.  The lives of hundreds of thousands of people – learners, teachers, school staff, families – … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Sunday 10 January 2021

Dear Franciscans, Please find the attached Pew Leaflet and Liturgy sheet for our service tomorrow.  A reminder that the service is on Live on YouTube at 8:30AM Please join us on YouTube  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt35PbtR_ZhmeLxXjQ3EIBg Blessings from all of us at the Parish Office Please find attached:

Church Inclusive: Sunday 3 January 2021

Dear Franciscans, Church, we have learnt, is so much more than a building.  While we love our beautiful church and wish it’s doors were wide open and welcoming, church is really the gathering of people of faith anchored in the love and grace of God.  We are just that and continue to be that, so please … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Sunday 27 December 2020

My dear Franciscans I hope that you were able to find the joy of Christ in the midst of a pandemic as we celebrated Christmas yesterday.  I pray that God is especially close to you at this time. We remember all those who are ill with Covid; especially Basil and Iris Meklis (Anette Strachan’s parents) Jane Pryor, … Continue reading

The Christ Mass: Friday 25 December 2020

My dear Franciscans Tomorrow we celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Word made Flesh, the Christ Mass These are our services for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and the Sundays that follow. Midnight Mass Thursday 24 December at 11:00 pm on Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81103385899           No password is required The Christ Mass Friday 25 December – Live on YouTube … Continue reading

Community Lunch at St Francis

ON the 16th of December 2020 we held our annual Community lunch at the church where we welcomed people to join in a Christmas meal with us. A big thank you to all who made this day possible. Here are some images taken by Karen Cloete.

Church Inclusive: Sunday 6 December 2020

My dear Franciscans This week we have had to deal with the sad news of Gerald Strever’s passing.  Gerald’s Funeral will be on Tuesday 8 December at 2:00 pm Attendance at St Francis is by invitation, but we are all invited to participate on Zoom. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82111035419?pwd=emVoelR2bVorNzFpRjVlZ01YZDloQT09 Please keep Margi and daughters Kathy and Jill and … Continue reading

Church Unusual: Sunday 29 November 2020

My dear Franciscan The Season of Advent – when we anticipate and prepare for the birth of Jesus – his advent – begins on Sunday.  It is also the beginning of the church calendar – so it is our New Year.   It is a time for fresh beginnings, a letting go of the past and looking … Continue reading

Church Unusual: Sunday 15 November 2020

My dear Franciscans This past week has seen the deaths of three people who were connected to the Parish. On Saturday Ellings Zgambo passed away.  We pray for the repose of his soul and hold Jane Hlela and their children Bongo and Hazel in our prayers. . On Monday  Anne (Betty) Hope passed away. We pray for the repose of … Continue reading

Church Unusual: Sunday 11 October 2020

My dear Franciscans Our Patronal Festival last Sunday was a wonderful experience, especially welcoming people back to church for the first time since lockdown.  Thank you for all the many responses which indicated how well everything went. There are a few squiggles which we will be able to sort out as we go forward. This Sunday, … Continue reading

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