Who We Are
The Rivonia Parish of the Roman Catholic Church in South Africa is known as Our Lady of Lourdes, a special devotion to the Holy Virgin and indeed the Marian apparitions in Lourdes in 1858.
We are privileged at Our Lady of Lourdes to have a vibrant Spiritual Home. This life is supported and strengthened in a number of ways. Amongst these are:
The opportunity to receive the Eucharist and hear the Word of God every Sunday and a number of times during the week.
The celebration of the Sacrament of Baptism on a regular basis for children and adults.
A Catechetical programme that is designed to help our members come to a deep and personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Small Christian Communities that meet on a regular basis
Regular opportunities to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation with special Reconciliation Services during Advent and Lent.
A beautiful church building to worship in and celebrate special spiritual events
Sunday liturgies which create a sense of community that is both inspiring and challenging
A beautiful setting for the celebration of Marriages with a dignified Wedding Service or Nuptial Mass
A Christian funeral conducted with reverence and respect for those who have died in God's friendship
A Garden of Remembrance that provides a final resting place for the ashes of our loved one.
- All this is made possible by a vibrant, enthusiastic leadership team.
- It is our mission to make visible the presence of the Risen Lord in our community through vibrant liturgical celebrations, dynamic catechetical programmes, opportunities for personal and communal spiritual reflection in Small Christian Communities, and a variety of outreach programmes.