St. Vincent dePaul

Our Mission

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a lay Catholic organisation that aspires to live the Gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice and joy and by working to shape a more just and compassionate society

Our Vision

The St Vincent de Paul Society aspires to be recognised as a caring Catholic charity offering “a hand up” to people in need. We do this by respecting their dignity, sharing our hope, and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny.

Become a member

The core entity of the St Vincent de Paul Society is the conference you belong to, which is usually part of a local Catholic Parish Community. The society, in each conference, welcomes lay people, men, and women just like yourself, who sit next to you in Church, but who try to do something more about their Faith than just going to Mass. They are from all walks of life and from all parts of the community who seek to express their faith through service to the poor. Your passion and talent in serving the poor will be received with open arms.

Our Service

The Society provides a range of services to support people in need, they include:

  • Home, hospital visitation
  • Youth & young adult programs
  • Family care and support
  • Food distribution and feeding schemes
  • Distribution of Blankets
  • Bags of Love to the poor & Elderly
  • Christmas gifts to Creches
  • Easter Egg packs to Creches

If you have a passion to work with the poor and needy, with children and are young at heart contact us. The SvdP meet once a month on a Saturday morning @ 9:00am.



021 557 6780

Maria Pilcher

072 369 6019

Catholics Womens League


“What happens in the CWL.  Well, their motto is Charity, Work & Loyalty and that says it all.
They support our priests and their needs, they assist a school in the vicinity with helping learners who struggle with their reading, they launder the Altar Servers Vestments and run the repository. 
They supply the eats and tea after the Wednesday Masses, teas at funerals (when asked to help) and also the Teas for the First Holy Communicants.

Various Services that they render outside of the Parish are:

  • Part of the Clothing Guild, where they manufacture garments for the guild and once a year distribute the new garments to various needy institutions.
  • Support the Mater Domini Home
  • Support Nazareth House with Washing Powder
  • Support the Burns Unit at Red Cross Children’s Hospital both financially and materially.
  • Make up bags of toiletries to give to the mothers who arrive at hospital with their children who have been burnt.
  • Support the Du Noon Clinic with bags of clothing and toiletries for the babies of new mothers.
  • At Christmas Time they make up boxes for the elderly that include toiletries, sweets, socks etc.
  • Make up hampers for the priests of Mfuleni to spoil them at Christmas.
  • Twice a year in the winter months, they supply Soup & Rolls for the parishioners at the evening Mass.

There are many other ways in which we help the parish and further afield.  Should you feel that this ministry appeals to you, we would be very happy to have you join us.  We have both evening and morning groups which meet once a month.



021 557 6780

Alice Lloyd

082 468 7716

Virgina Adriaans

084 642 2370

Legion of Mary


The Legion of Mary is a worldwide organisation of the lay apostolate, in which Catholic men, women, and youth sanctify themselves through prayer and apostolic work in union with Our Lady under the guidance of a priest or spiritual director.

What is the purpose of the Legion of Mary

The purpose of this association of Catholics is to make its members better Catholics and to raise the spiritual level of the entire community through direct contact with an interest in every member and potential member of the Mystical Body of Christ.

The sanctification of its own members is achieved through prayer and work. Each weekly meeting offers to the Legionaries the recitation of the Rosary, spiritual reading, a short talk by the Spiritual Director, a discussion of Catholic doctrine and devotion, and an evaluation of the work program. At the meeting each member is assigned two hours of apostolic work, to be performed during the week and reported on at the following meeting.

Who is eligible for membership

The Legion of Mary is open to all Catholic men or women over eighteen years of age who have the goodwill to want to serve God in the capacity of helpers to the priest, and who will conform to the Legion system.

Legion of Mary in Table View is a group of people that meet after the 9:00 am Mass on Sundays in St Joseph’s Room to pray. They visit the sick in the hospitals such as Sommerset, St Vincent Pallotti, and Blaauwberg Hospitals.



021 557 6780

Michael Akpabro

084 787 2965

Mens Fellowship


Beyond fellowship, one of the key goals of the Men’s Group is to encourage men

to become a positive reflection of Jesus — at home, at work, and in the community.

To Know, Love, and Serve as Jesus Did

All men of the Catholic Church of the Resurrection are invited to participate in the Men’s Fellowship group. 

We schedule a year-round series of events to provide the men of our parish the opportunity to fellowship with one another, develop friendships, expand professional networks, discover ways to grow spiritually, and learn how to become more involved in the parish community. 

Our regular meetings once a month – 1st Saturday of the month will offer a two hour time to watch a DVD and discuss what the teaching of the DVD. Please feel free to invite friends to our events – including non-Catholics.



021 557 6780

Jason Snell

082 557 5918



Each week the church is filled with beautiful fresh flower arrangements. If you love creating and would like to participate even if you have never done anything like this before, your assistance will be much appreciated.

As you know these flowers are costly so if you have a special occasion coming up such as a birthday, anniversary, wedding, baptism, donations will always be welcome. We have a box in the foyer.

If you attend Mass in Melkbos and wish to donate towards flowers you can contact the office.

“Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light”



021 557 6780

Corina Pedder

  083 333 5445



Please contact the office if you can be of assistance to maintenance and upkeep of the church



021 557 6780

Social & Fundraising


The Social and Fundraising Committee is a group of men and women of varying ages who enjoy and have fun working together for the enhancement of the Parish.

Plans to improve on our church we need to have fundraising events to get this project going. We would love to arrange Morning Markets, Golf Days, Dance’s, Outings, Amazing Races…so as our Parish is growing and new projects need to be planned, we appeal to YOU to come and join our committee and share YOUR ideas.

Our monthly cake sale helps to raise money too, every first Saturday of the month (5.30 pm Mass), and first Sunday’s of the month at 7.30 am, 9.00 am and 10.30 am Masses.

Social and Fundraising also run a “50/50 Club”. R120 annual once-off payment gets you into 12 draws where you can win 50% of the proceeds. The more members that join, the bigger the winnings! We currently have 206 members. Contact Patricia Wrensch on 073 206 9649 to join the 50/50 Club.

So, if you have a passion for organising events and are a creative go-getter, then please join our Ministry.



021 557 6780

Natalie Olsen

084 499 9688



The Parish Library was opened and blessed by Fr Hulgraine on 30 November 2000 (20 years ago). We have received books generously donated by parishioners over the years and we are constantly looking to add new, good-conditioned books to our Library, so please consider donating your books which you have read – we would be extremely grateful.

There are books on the lives of the Saints, Bible Study, Inspirational Spiritual reading, Care and Counselling, The Rosary, Prayer books, Children’s Books, Marriage & Family, and many, many more.

Some of our books got damaged in the recent winter rains hence our appeal for more books. We also have DVDs and some audio CDs.

The library is always looking for “book lovers” to volunteer their time to maintain the library with Kerry. 

Library Hours

Wed after morning Mass
 Sat evening before and after Mass
 Sunday mornings.

Do you have a passion to be a librarian contact Teresa De Matos and offer your services?



067 037 4526



“Connect” is a ministry of small groups of like-minded people offering prayer, reflection, faith-sharing, and fellowship for those who want to deepen their faith and relationship with God and our community.

We currently meet online every Wednesday at 19h00, using Zoom or WhatsApp Video, although individual groups may decide which day best suits them.

At each session, we discuss spiritual matters of substance that help us grow in our faith and in our relationship with God.

You’re welcome to start your own group or join one of the existing groups. Connect is open to everybody.

We’d love to see you there! To find out more about Connect, please contact the parish office via email at or phone call 021 557 6780


Karen Oliveira

072 387 5782