The celebration of the
Solemnity of St. John
on Sunday, 27th June 2010,
at Blessed Gérard’s Care Centre


09:30 High Mass with reception of and conferral of the membership medals to all new members of the Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard


Blessed Gérard's Church was filled to capacity


Sr. Thuli Thabethe read the reading from Holy Scripture


Father Gérard delivered the sermon


The main celebrant, Father Ngcobo, blessed the medals for the new members of the Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard


The new Parish Priest of Mandeni, Father Sithembiso Ngcobo was the first who was solemnly received by Father Gérard as a new member of the Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard


Mrs Yvonne Renaud, our resident Dedicated Member, and Dr. and Sr. Thabethe conferred the membership medals to the new members.


Father Ngcobo then blessed all the new members.


The procession of the gifts


11:00 Meeting of our members and Festive Function


Our "hall" was well occupied


Dr. Khaya Nzimande, our acting General Manager, chaired the members' meeting, which serves to be informed about the progress of the Brotherhood's activities and collect suggestions and ideas for our work in future.
Dr. Nzimande presented a comprehensive report about our work in the past year. Everybody was so impressed and content, that no suggestions and ideas were voiced by the members.


Caroline Beaumont and Carolyn Nunn, two experienced and reliable columns of our management committee

Father Gérard then welcomed Sr. Thecla Gamede O.S.B. to Blessed Gérard’s Convent. She has taken on the duties of a pastoral assistant in Blessed Gérard's Care Centre.


Father Gérard presented Sr. Thecla with a "Divine Mercy" picture of Jesus hence she will recommend all our clients and patients to the Divine mercy.


Mthokozisi made sure with his equipment that every word was heard.


12:00 Lunch, refreshments and entertainment:


Our staff added the right swing to the function


Our children made no doubt about our pride to be South Africans


A group of volunteers expressed their joy and pride


Our multi-talented Sr. Edith got everybody into the right rhythm


and the traditional Zulu dance "Shaya ingoma" brought the entertainment to a climax


much to the delight of the other children.


The older children presented a high standard in choreography


up to the lively grand finale.


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