Durban Cathedral to celebrate “Hurley Weekend”

Emmanuel Cathedral in Durban will celebrate a special “Hurley Weekend” on February 9 and 10 as it’s annual commemoration of the Archbishop’s death on 13 February 2004.

The guest preacher for all Masses will be Auxiliary Bishop Barry Wood OMI on the theme “Conversion and Justice”. The Masses are at 5.30p.m. on Saturday and 8.00 and 10.30a.m. and 1.00p.m. on Sunday, and members of other parishes are welcome to attend.

The weekend will begin with a candlelight procession to the Archbishop’s Tomb with prayers and hymns.

Hymns composed by the Archbishop will also be used at all the Masses and the Acknowledgments Book which records donations made to the Denis Hurley Centre Project between 2009 and 2012 will be brought up in each Offertory Procession and special prayers said for all donors.

A Public Meeting will be held in the Cathedral on the Sunday afternoon at 3.30p.m. to report back on progress of the Denis Hurley Centre, on which construction is about to commence. During this meeting, the choir of St Augustine’s School will lead the signing; there will be a procession of organisations placing flowers on the Hurley Tomb in the Cathedral’s Lady Chapel; Cardinal Napier will give a motivational address; and Hurley books and memorabilia will be on sale. To conclude the afternoon, refreshments will be available in the piazza.

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