DHC Update: August 2013


Care Education Community

Ukunakekela Imfundo Umphakathi

Emmanuel Cathedral, Denis Hurley Street,

Durban 4001, South Africa


Screen Shot 2013-08-14 at 2.25.26 PMTHANKS FOR THE MEMORIES

Friday 26 July was the first day of intensive demolition of the old Parish Centre at Emmanuel Cathedral, to make way for the construction of the Denis Hurley Centre on the same site. This intensive demolition continued through the night, and by Monday 28, this was all that remained. It is a time to give thanks for what this building has meant for four generations of parishioners, St Augustine’s past pupils and the local community – as well as to look forward eagerly to the new building, the Denis Hurley Centre. This week the pile driving is due to commence, and the new building is scheduled to be completed by 31 August 2014.

 (Image above) The demolished parish centre site where the Denis Hurley Centre will be built. On the left is Emmanuel Cathedral and on the right what is now known as Denis Hurley Street and the Victoria Street Market.

(Pic ‐ Jean‐Marie Ntamubano)


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Daphne Goad, Tony Stals and Joan Stals, with bricks from the old Parish Centre which they are selling to raise funds for the DHC.


Five hundred bricks saved from the demolition of the old Parish Centre will form a link with the new Denis Hurley Centre. They will be used to build the counter in the DHC Coffee Bar which will be built by Master Builder, Tony Stals. Tony and other past pupils of St Augustine’s School which was housed in the Parish Centre for about 50 years, are selling these bricks at R100 each. For further details, contact Daphne Goad on 084‐ 6066151 or email: goad.daphne5@gmail.com Other materials saved from the old building are the wooden handrails from the two staircases and cast iron air vents.


Leave a gift to the Denis Hurley Centre in your will. Contact:‐ Tim Desmond at Tel 031 536‐8650 or Craig Jones 031‐5368621

(Pic ‐ Jean‐Marie Ntamubano)


Screen Shot 2013-08-14 at 2.26.07 PMSING WITH ONE VOICE

Grade Eleven learners from Maris Stella visited some of the projects associated with the Denis Hurley Centre last year. They were so impressed by what they saw and heard, particularly at the Nkosinathi Project (Warm meals) and the Usizo Lwehtu Clinic, that they decided to organise a concert at Emmanuel Cathedral and invite other schools to join them in support of the centre. St Francis College, Mariannhill and Holy Family College, Glenmore, as well as dancers from the KwaThintwa School for the Deaf, joined them in a concert attended by over 500 people which raised R9,000 for the Centre. Many thanks to all who helped make this concert a success, especially Maris Stella.

 (Image above) Part of the large crowd at the “Sing with one voice” concert

(Pic ‐ Jean‐Marie Ntamubano)


Screen Shot 2013-08-14 at 2.26.26 PMGLOBAL ADVERT FOR CENTRE

“The Tablet”, an independent Catholic weekly published in the UK, has an international readership of influential religious leaders in many countries. In their issue of 27 July they published the advert you see opposite, designed by the Denis Hurley Association, a UK based support group for the Denis Hurley Centre as part of their fundraising efforts on our behalf. The prominent position of this ad next to an article about Pope Francis’s visit to Brazil for the World Youth Day, meant that it could hardly be missed by any reader. Archbishop Hurley’s concern for the poor would make him a good friend of the new Pope!

Denis Hurley Centre Fund, FNB Bank,
Branch Code: 221426. Acc. Number: 6220 4261 002 Swift Code: FIRN ZAJJ
Please indicate your name and Email or Postal Address so that we can properly record and acknowledge your donation


www.denishurleycentre.org | Contact Person: Paddy Kearney | Email: pkearney@saol.com | Tel: +27 31 201‐3832 | Cell: +27 72 806‐4417


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