St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Fr. Tony Thuard (OFM)





















PATRON SAINT

Saint Francis of Assisi (Italian: San Francesco d'Assisi); born Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone, informally named as Francesco; 1181/1182 – 3 October 1226) was an Italian Roman Catholic friar and preacher. He founded the men's Order of Friars Minor, the women’s Order of Saint Clare, the Third Order of Saint Francis and the Custody of the Holy Land. Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in history.


Pope Gregory IX canonised Francis on 16 July 1228. Along with Saint Catherine of Siena, he was designated Patron saint of Italy. He later became associated with patronage of animals and natural environment, which became customary for Catholic and Anglican churches to hold ceremonies blessing animals on his feast day of October 4.


Francis is also known for his love of the Eucharist, while also bearing the wounds of stigmata, the apparition of Seraphic angels during his religious ecstasy and for the creation of the live Christmas Nativity Scene.

SECRETARY

The Parish secretary assist the Parish Priest and manages his diary. The secretary is available for all Parish related activities as well as copies of all certificates and coordination of all functions in the Parish.

FINANCE

Day-to-day fiscal and operational services is managed by the bookkeeper as well as the financial welfare of the Parish

PARISH HISTORY

The Church was founded in 19xx under the Franciscans and is the largest church in the Vaal Deanery under the Johannesburg Diocese.

With over 300 families it is the largest Parish in the Vaal triangle and offers a vast range of services to the commmunity.






PARISH ADMINISTRATION

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL

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PARISH FINANCE COMMITTEE

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REPOSITORY

The repository is open after every Sunday 9 am Mass and by appointment.

Please contact the Parish secretary to arrange viewing.




ONLINE FORMS

Apply online for project funding for your Ministry




Use the form below if you are new to the Parish or just want to update your records


PROJECTS UNDERWAY IN OUR PARISH

1902-011 - Paint roof and replace ceiling
Description Target Date Budget Cash Available Budget VAR Project Status
Seal roof and new sealing 31.05.19 R300,000 R300,000 R0 Completed
1902-010 - Parish Telephone line & cloud PABX
Description Target Date Budget Cash Available Budget VAR Project Status
VOIP telephone line and could based PABX 09.10.19 R21,000 R21,000 R0) Completed
1901-009 - Parish registry
Description Target Date Budget Cash Available Budget VAR Project Status
Parish registry and management 30.01.19 R10,000 R2,000 TBA In process
1901-007 - Online
Description Target Date Budget Cash Available Budget VAR Project Status
Office 365 integration 30.01.19 R5,000 R5,000 TBA Completed - Donation by Microsoft
1801-006 - Parking area
Description Target Date Budget Cash Available Budget VAR Project Status
Re-tar and repair pot holes in main parking area 31.05.19 TBA R TBA
1801-005 - Confessional upgrade
Description Target Date Budget Cash Available Budget VAR Project Status
To accomodate our eldery and handicapped parishioners we urgently need to upgrade at least one Confessional. 30.04.18 R80,000 R (R80,000) Project Status
1801-004 - Car port
Description Target Date Budget Cash Available Budget VAR Project Status
New car port for handicapped parking 31.01.18 R17,200 R (R17,200) Completed
1710-003 - Repair upstairs ceiling
Description Target Date Budget Cash Available Budget VAR Project Status
repair of upstairs ceiling 30.10.17 R13,000 Donanted Completed
1705-002 - Sound System
Description Target Date Budget Cash Available Budget VAR Project Status
New sound system in the Church with projector and screen 30.10.17 R154,000 Donanted Completed
1705-001 - Tiling and wheel chair ramp
Description Target Date Budget Cash Available Budget VAR Project Status
New tiling at front of Church with balustrading and wheelchair ramp 30.06.17 R35,000 Donanted Completed


ADDRESS
150 Rossini Blvd
Vanderbijlpark
1911
South Africa

CONTACTS
Email:   info@catholictvb.co.za
Phone: +27 (0)16 933 2563
Fax:       +27 (0)86 659 7799