Contemporary Catholic Community

White Robed Monks of St. Benedict
South Africa Presence

Catholic Funerals — Another Option

The loss of a loved one

When families are struggling with the loss of a loved one they are looking for the compassionate, caring presence of God as evidenced by the church. The White Robed Monks of St. Benedict, an independent (non-roman) Catholic jurisdiction is a Catholic community, dedicated to making the world a more compassionate place. Being present and offering Christ's loving compassion is what we offer.
Many times, families are not members of a local parish, but still seek comfort in their grief. Catholics in particular want a priest to be there for them and we offer that option.

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the White Robed Monks of St. Benedict and our funeral services:

  • Neither our loved one nor we have been to church for years. Is that a problem?
    Of course NOT, We believe that every one is entitled to a Christian burial, if one so desired. We leave the judging where it belongs, in God's forgiving hands.
  • Are there any restrictions?
    No, we do not believe in restrictions, only possibilities.
  • Where can the services be held?
    We do not maintain any physical buildings. We are welcome where ever visiting clergy is welcome. The funeral home and/or cemetery also have facilities available for your use.
  • What will the funeral look like?
    It will be what you want it to be. We can celebrate a full funeral Mass, wake service and/or cemetery or grave side service. We do share rituals and liturgies with the Roman church so it can look like what some people might expect.
  • What is the charge for the WRBOSB funeral services?
    We do not, on principle, charge for our services. We do accept free will donations. Frequently, your funeral director will add a modest honorarium to his invoice for our charities. We do not deny our services to anyone in financial distress.
  • What must I do to have a WRBOSB priest conduct our loved one's funeral?
    Simply have your funeral director, or you, telephone us (Mobile: 076 604 5582). We usually have someone available on short notice. If at all possible, please complete a Funeral Petition so we may better serve you.
Peace and joy will be yours!

Fr. Oliver

"WHEN EVER YOU ENTER A HOUSE EXTEND YOUR PEACE" MATT 10:11

Baptism

Those having difficulty with or do not wish their child baptized in their institutional church of origin will again find openness and acceptance with the White Robed Monks of St. Benedict.

Confirmation

Those having difficulty being confirmed in their institutional church of origin will, likewise, again find openness and acceptance with the White Robed Monks of St. Benedict.

Marriage/Weddings

Those experiencing religious differences with their institutional church of origin, those entering into a second marriage, and others without a particular religious affiliation will find openness and acceptance with the White Robed Monks of St. Benedict. Please see our FAQs re Marriage.

Wedding Anniversary

If you wish to re-new your Marriage Vows, please refer to Vow Renwal

Mass Schedule:

Johannesburg:
Daily Mass at the Chapel of Sts Sergius and Bacchus (Mondeor, Johannesburg): Monday to Saturday at 9 AM and Sundays at 10 AM.
All welcome to join our community at prayer. For details and to request Mass Intentions please contact Bishop Oliver.

Stilfontein:
Daily Mass and Morning Prayer celebrated daily at the Chapel of Good Hope,
Monday to Saturday at 7am and Sundays at 10am.
For details please contact Fr. Damien at 018 484 1177 or pastor@accsa-goodhope.org.

Funerals

Many times, families are not members of a local parish, but still seek comfort in their grief. The White Robed Monks of St. Benedict can provide comfort during these difficult time. Please see our FAQs re Funerals.

Contacting us

We welcome any inquiries, and are here for you to answer your questions and concerns, please contact our Guest Master now. Please click HERE for further contact information. Thank you. Peace and Joy!