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Dear Parishioners,
Please be advised that, regrettably, Holy Mass will not be live streamed from our YouTube channel on Sunday morning and until further notice. You will be notified when this will be resumed. Please do connect to another Parish in the meanwhile. Kindly keep Fr Ivanhoe in your daily prayers for his full recovery.

Thank you to everyone for your support to the parish through prayers and finance at this difficult time.

Parishioners who normally contribute cash donations and pledges are encouraged to use electronic banking. Please quote your name or PG number as reference.

EFT payments can be made to:

Name: Standard Bank, Milnerton Bank

Account Name: Good Shepherd Catholic Church

Account Number: 272089745

Type of Account: Business Current Account

COVID-19 FOOD PARCEL CAMPAIGN 2020 “HELP US FEED A FAMILY DURING THIS CRISIS”

A request from Bishop Sylvester David OMI – Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Cape Town

On March 2020, our president declared South Africa in a State of National Disaster and a week later enforced the national lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This has left many without an income, especially in the informal work sector.

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has far reaching implications for many of us. We know that this situation is and that it will hit the pockets of many in our province and indeed in our Archdiocese. There will be an increase in the rate of unemployment resulting in many families and individuals not being able to meet their basic needs. One such basic need is to place food on the table. Already many go to bed on an empty stomach. 

As Church, which is you and I, we need to respond to the needs of the less fortunate at this time. The objective is to raise funds to be able to distribute a food parcel filled with enough food to feed a family of four for one week. Given the socio-economic conditions facing the marginalised in our country, these food parcels will provide much needed nourishment to those who otherwise find it difficult to survive.

The Archdiocese will make a contribution towards this project, but the involvement of all is essential as we provide the opportunity for your participation through the donation of the price of a food parcel. We are working to raise funds for the purchase, packing, and distributing of food parcels as soon as the lockdown has been lifted. Should the national lockdown be extended, as is expected, we will need to look at how we are able to respond during the new lockdown given the restriction of movement that this will imply.

I appeal to every parish to make funds available, to urge members of your community to make contributions towards the purchase of these food parcels. A donation of R250 funds one food parcel for a family. If you are able to support a family please make your donation to our Standard Bank account:

OUR BANK DETAILS

Bank:
Standard Bank

Name:
Archdiocese of Cape Town Collections

Account Number:
070248036

Branch:
Thibault Square

Branch code
051001

REFERENCE
FOOD PARCELS