Denis Hurley Centre: February 2013

denishurley-Logo-300x179Care • Education • Community

Ukunakekela • Imfundo • Umphakathi

Emmanuel Cathedral, Denis Hurley Street,

Durban 4001, South Africa

Weekly meeting of the professional team (Pic – Costas Criticos)

Weekly meeting of the professional team
(Pic – Costas Criticos)


We are still navigating our way through the final requirements of the eThekwini Municipality building department. The final approval of plans will be the end of a very long process and it will mean that we can go to tender once we have secured 80% of construction costs, i.e. R23M. At present we have R21.5M, so we are pulling out all the stops to raise the additional R1.5M. The professional team are also working hard to prepare the tender documents and meeting weekly to coordinate all the details.

Fr. Thami Zuma at the tomb of Archbishop Hurley (Pic – Illa Thompson)

Fr. Thami Zuma at the tomb of Archbishop Hurley
(Pic – Illa Thompson)


Over the weekend of 9 and 10 February we will mark the 9th anniversary of Archbishop Hurley’s death. Special guest preacher for all Masses at the Cathedral over that weekend will be Bishop Barry Wood OMI. You are very welcome to attend any of the Masses: 5.30p.m. on Saturday; and 8.00a.m, 10.30a.m. and 1.00p.m. on Sunday. A special public meeting will be held in the Cathedral on Sunday 10 at 3.30p.m. at which we will report back on progress regarding the Denis Hurley Centre. St Augustine’s School choir will sing for us, and refreshments will be provided in the piazza.

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If you would like to make a financial contribution to the work of the Denis Hurley Centre please visit the Denis Hurley Centre website ( On the landing page of our website a “How to donate” tab will take you to the page which explains the different payment options. These include the PayPal online payment portal for credit card payments or our bank details to facilitate a bank transfers in South Africa and overseas. In addition to this we are about to implement a new facility for USA donors – this will enable them to make payments to the Denis Hurley Centre via the USA based Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF). Donations made through SVCF will give USA donors a tax reduction as a reward for their generous assistance. Please look out for this feature on the websites of SVCF and Denis Hurley Centre.

(Pic – supplied)

(Pic – supplied)


In the next few months, a number of people will be taking part in sponsored walks and sponsored runs for the Denis Hurley Centre. To celebrate his 80th year, Monsignor Paul Nadal will walk a 300km Camino from Portugal to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, starting on 20 May and ending on 5 June. We will celebrate his walk at a special Gala Dinner in the Durban City Hall on 14 June at 5.30 for 6.00p.m. We hope that many others will be running the Comrades Marathon from Durban to Pietermaritzburg on 2 June as a sponsored run for the DHC. Cardinal Napier will celebrate a special Mass for them, their families and friends at 5.30p.m. on Saturday 1 June at Emmanuel Cathedral. Get your sponsorship forms from Mark Wardell 083 789 5062/ Contact Person: Paddy Kearney Email: Tel: +27 31 201‐3832 Cell: +27 72 806‐4417