As we progress further into this new year is it not a good idea to make the words of the opening stanza of TODAY’S PSALM [27 or 26] an anchor...
RELIGION AT THE SERVICE OF PEACE
Ela Gandhi (granddaughter of the Mahatma) and Albertina Luthuli (daughter of Nobel laureate Chief Albert Luthuli) will address the topic “Religion at the Service of Peace” at the Third Annual Chiara Lubich Memorial Lecture on Saturday 28 March from 2.00 – 5.00p.m. in the Denis Hurley Centre. The meeting has been organised by the Focolare Movement in association with the Denis Hurley Centre Trust, and will take place in the main hall which later this year will be officially named the “Gandhi-Luthuli Peace Hall”, so this event will have a special significance. All welcome, refreshments will be provided and parking is available in the Cathedral grounds.
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A Paschal Meal will be held on Wednesday 1 April at 18hoo in the main hall of the Denis Hurley Centre. R100 for adults and R50 for children.
RSVP to Patricia Mahlasela on 073 517-7584 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This event will be led by Paddy Meskin of Temple David and Raymond Perrier, DHC Director. Proceeds will be divided equally between the Denis Hurley Centre, the Cathedral and the Cathedral’s World Youth Day delegates.
We take this opportunity to wish all our Jewish readers a happy Passover and all our Christian readers a Happy Easter: this year the two celebrations coincide.
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A WELL-EQUIPPED KITCHEN
The Denis Hurley Centre has a well-equipped compact kitchen with high quality industrial / hotel grade appliances. The kitchen has specialised equipment that will enable the Nkosinathi kitchen team of staff and volunteers to prepare a few hundred nutritious meals at a time. It will also enable us to cover catering from conferences and workshops. Apart from the bain-marie serving counter, hotplates and ovens our main method of preparing large volumes of delicious meals will be using the 80 litre tilting brat pan and a 225 litre oil jacketed pot. Economy is major concern so we have used 3Phase electrical powered appliances that are energy efficient.
We invite parishes and groups to help us pay for this equipment by sponsoring one or other item of equipment. The equipment costs range from R5,000 to R50,000 – tell us what your sponsorship budget is and we can identify equipment to associate with your donation.
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CONGRATULATIONS TO REFUGEE PASTORAL CARE
Refugee Pastoral Care (RPC) is the oldest of the projects accommodated in the new Denis Hurley Centre, having been started by Archbishop Hurley in May 1999.
Since then, it has assisted over 18,000 refugees from other parts of Africa, especially in their first few weeks in Durban. We congratulate them on being made a full Commission of the Archdiocese of Durban. The service they provide helps with food and accommodation for arriving refugees, as well as school uniforms for their children, English & isiZulu classes and assisting with documentation for work permits and permanent residence. They provide monthly healing of memories workshops to help both refugees and local people recover from various forms of trauma they have experienced and discover their common humanity.
(Pic – Jean-Marie Ntamubano)