Adoration is a group of volunteers who aspire to provide 24/7 Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. The Eucharist Adoration Chapel opened at Holy Redeemer on 14 May 2006. More info …
Alpha is about getting to know Jesus Christ and about introducing Jesus Christ to people who do not know him – it’s about inviting those who do know something about Him to enter more deeply into that experience of faith. It is a course during which we come together, share a meal, watch a video and share questions.
The Altar Servers Group is made up of young people who have made their First Holy Communion. The group welcomes both male and female servers and they are well-trained before going on the Altar.
The Catechists teach our children the faith and prepare them to receive the Sacraments of First Confession, First Holy Communion and Confirmation. They are trained through the Archdiocesan Pastoral Formation Programme.
CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP
The Charismatic Prayer Group aims to grow spiritually through prayer and worship, to bring people into a closer relationship with Jesus and to bring unity to our parish.
We offer a free and completely confidential counselling service to parishioners.
The Co-workers of Mother Teresa was formed in 1988. They humbly carry out the generous work of Mother Theresa and work closely with the nuns in Khayelitsha, the poor in Vrygrond, and many lesser known charities.
The Crafters Group are like-minded friends who meet and share crafts and produce items of use by other ministries.
Everybody’s Welcome aims to welcome ‘resting catholics’ back into the Church.
The Family Support Group aims to promote communication between parents in the parish and build a community of parents sharing experiences and information by giving and receiving spiritual, emotional and practical support.
The Flower Arrangers ensure that the weekly and special event flower arrangements adoring our Church are fresh and vibrant and fitting to the occasion.
These ladies assist with the setup and preparation of the Parish Centre for funeral teas, when required.
Kick Youth Group meets every Friday of the school term in the Parish Centre from 17h00 – 19h00. Children from ages 7 – 12 are welcome to join.
Senior Youth is a group of teens who meet every second Friday in the Parish Centre from 19h30 to 21h00, for fun, debate and social gatherings. Contact the parish office for more details.
LARGE ACTIVITY GROUP
The Large Activity Group started in 1992 as a fundraising group. The goal being to bring parishioners together by planning and designing social events (eg. international food fair, parish fete etc.), whereby people can meet each other and share their faith together, as well as invoking community spirit. They organise functions and clergy celebrations, as well as volunteer their services for funeral teas.
LEGION OF MARY
The Legion of Mary is a universal group in the Church. Their concerns are strictly the spiritual welfare of parishioners and members and they work in conjunction with the Parish Priest in guiding people as Jesus did. Extract from handbook: Membership is open to all Catholics. Members are expected to attend every week and to give a report of 2 hours of spiritual work which they have done during the week.
The Lift Club is a dedicated group of parishioners who assist our elderly folk by bringing them to Mass on Sundays.
MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST
The Ministers of the Eucharist distribute Holy Communion in church as well as to sick of the parish . The Parish Priest chooses candidates for this ministry.
Music Ministry is a talented and vibrant group made up of dozens of singers, musicians and sound technicians.
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Readers share the word of God with Parishioners at Holy Mass. This is an important Ministry as for some Parishioners, the weekend Mass is the only occasion when they may hear the word of God.
The Repository provides Catholic literature, rosaries and mementos to all of our parishioners and is open after every Sunday mass. Profits are donated to the Church.
The Rosary Group was started in 1976 and have been meeting and praying ever since. The group regularly supports Catholic Welfare & Development.
Sacristans prepare the altar for the celebration of daily masses, benediction, novenas, weddings, funerals, sacrament of the sick etc. They are also responsible for the cleaning of sacred vessels, laundering of altar linen and vestments and the cleaning of the brass.
SMALL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES
The Small Christian Communities are local neighbourhood praise and worship fellowships or micro-communities aimed at Spiritual Growth, Bible awareness and support on a local community basis.
ST GERARDS WOMEN’S LEAGUE
The St Gerards Women’s League began in September 1947 and it’s aim is to encourage catholic woman of the parish to work together as a body. The ladies are all involved in fundraising for various parish prospects.
Social badminton group meet regularly in the Parish Centre. Enquiries: Parish Office
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international Catholic Organisation of lay people founded in Paris in 1833 by Blessed Frederic Ozanam. The society is open to all who wish to live their faith by loving their neighbour in the person of the needy.
The Welcome Committee meet and greet parishioners on arrival and make our visitors feel welcome. They are also responsible for the handing out of the weekly bulletins and hymnbooks.