Denis Hurley Centre – Update April 2012

Care • Education • Community

Ukunakekela • Imfundo • Umphakathi

Emmanuel Cathedral, Denis Hurley Street,

Durban 4001, South Africa





Cardinal Wilfrid Napier OFM assists President Jacob Zuma in laying a wreath on Archbishop Hurley’s tomb.

On 19 April, President Jacob Zuma visited Emmanuel Cathedral to place a wreath on the tomb of Archbishop Hurley. A message of welcome was given by Cardinal Wilfrid Napier OFM and the President responded, praising Archbishop Hurley for his contribution to the liberation struggle. He said that Hurley was known not only in South Africa but around the world as someone who put words into action in promoting a just society. The President was shown the new model of the Denis Hurley Centre and the Cathedral (see story below).After the ceremony at Emmanuel Cathedral, a special ecumenical service honouring the Archbishop was held at St Paul’s Anglican Church at which Anglican Bishop Rubin Phillip, a Patron of the Denis Hurley Centre, described Hurley as a man who “actioned justice, loved kindness and walked humbly with his God.”

(Picture by ‐ Terry Haywood, Independent Newspapers)




Rubin Reddy and Gonzalo Prieto of Rubin Reddy Associates, admire the model of the Denis Hurley Centre and Emmanuel Cathedral


Rubin Reddy Architects have commissioned a professionally made model of the new Denis Hurley Centre precinct including also the Cathedral and the Priests’ House. This will be on display at the 44th SAPOA (South African Property Owners’ Association) Convention and Exhibition at the Durban ICC (International Convention Centre) during the week of 28 – 31 May. The model was shown to President Jacob Zuma by Cardinal Napier during the President’s visit to Emmanuel Cathedral on 19 April (see story above), and will be displayed again at the Cathedral after the SAPOA Convention.

(Picture by ‐ Rubin Reddy Architects)







For Donations to the DHC ‐ please indicate your name and Email or Postal Address so that we can properly record and acknowledge your donation

Denis Hurley Centre Fund, FNB Bank, Branch Code: 221426. Acc.
Number: 6220 4261 002 Swift Code: FIRN ZAJJ



Mgr Paul Nadal (right) who frequently used to run the Comrades Marathon, seen here with Thomas Daniels (centre) who is running his 18th Comrades on 3 June as a sponsored event for the Denis Hurley Centre. Please phone Thomas on 083‐3581492 if you would like to sponsor him, and if you are running the Comrades yourself and would like to do it as a sponsored run for the DHC, contact Mark Wardell (left) on 083‐7895062.


A fundraising dinner will be held by Fathers Stephen Tully and Thami Zuma on Friday 22 June at 6.30 for 7.00p.m. to mark the 80th birthday of Monsignor Paul Nadal, one of our most active Patrons and Trustees of the Denis Hurley Centre. Mgr. Nadal was Archbishop Hurley’s last Vicar General and a close friend over many years. Tickets for the dinner will be on sale at R250 each. All the proceeds will go to the Denis Hurley Centre. Further information will be provided in the next issue of DHC Update. Contact Glenda Fredericks on 083‐6337309

(Picture by – Illa Thompson)







Missio in England and Wales is raising funds for the prayer room and training rooms on the third floor of the Denis Hurley Centre. They have already raised more than R500,000 for this purpose and will be pressing on to reach their target of over R1M towards the cost of these facilities. Monsignor Canon Cronin, their National Director, says they are doing this on behalf of their global network. “Missio”, he writes, “prides itself not just on giving practical support, but also spiritual support. We are all united in prayer and while we remember all at the DHC in our prayers, we ask that you remember us.”  •  Contact Person: Paddy Kearney  •  Email:  •  Tel: +27 31 201‐3832  •  Cell: +27 72 806‐4417