This reflection is being prepared two weeks before Ash Wednesday! I am running a good six weeks ahead of time (the result of being housebound and forbidden to drive after...
BRICKS STILL AVAILABLE
To create a strong link between the old Parish Centre and the new Denis Hurley Centre, we have saved 500 bricks which will be used to construct the counter in the coffee bar. Past pupils of St Augustine’s School, which was for 50 years housed in the Parish Centre, are selling these bricks at R100 each. All who purchase one or more will have their names listed on a plaque in the coffee bar. The counter will be built by master builder Tony Stals a past pupil of St Augustine’s.
For further details about how you can buy a brick, contact Daphne Goad (084) 606 6151, Ekkie Esau (084) 337 7368 or Peter Stalls (078) 6525373.
PADDY – HERO OF THE MONTH
LeadSA is an initiative of a national media group which acknowledges people who use their resources, energy and time to give to the community. After receiving nominations from readers a monthly “hero” is honoured. Last month it was the turn of our project coordinator–Paddy Kearney. The Sunday Tribune reported that Paddy:‐
“received an overwhelming number of votes, with many people praising his selfless work over decades. Since retiring as director of the Diakonia Council of Churches for over 30 years, Kearney has kept busy, serving as Chairman of the Gandhi Development Trust, as a board member of the International Centre of Non‐Violence. He also found time to write two critically acclaimed biographies on Archbishop Denis Hurley. But it is his work on the Denis Hurley Centre which brought him to the attention of LeadSA”
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POLISH AWARD FOR CENTRE
The Denis Hurley Centre is to receive the prestigious Polish Di Mello award for its efforts to promote “peaceful coexistence of communities, religions and cultures.” The award, named in honour of Sergio Vieira di Mello, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (2002 – 2003), is awarded by an NGO known as the Villa Decius Association and will be presented in Krakow on 17 October. Fr Stephen Tully, Administrator of Emmanuel Cathedral and Paddy Kearney, DHC Coordinator, will receive the award on behalf of the organisation in a ceremony attended by representatives of the UNHCR, the Chancellery of the Polish President, their Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as ambassadors, academics and students from Krakow universities, and media representatives.
WHEN THE SAINTS COME MARCHING IN!
Do you want to be “among that number”?
Then make sure you attend the Cardinal’s Concert on All Saints’ Day, Friday 1 November. The venue is Emmanuel Cathedral and the time 5.30 for 6.00p.m.
An entrance fee of R50 can be paid at the door. Among the saints who will be marching in will be choirs from Emmanuel Cathedral, St Leo’s (Molweni) and St Joseph’s (Mt Edgecombe). Well‐known organists: Fr Scott Davidson CSsR, Senzo Vezi, Siyabonga Gumbi and Mbuso Zuma will inspire us with heavenly thoughts. Please support this major Denis Hurley Centre fundraising event in honour of Cardinal Wilfrid Napier OFM.
Secure parking will be available in the Cathedral grounds where there will be several car guards on duty.