Meet Our Parish Pastoral Council 2022 -2025
Serving Our Parish Community
A short bio
My favourite Verse from the Bible is John 3:16, “for God so Loved the World that he gave us his only begotten Son, that who so believes in him will not perish, but have eternal life”. My Favourite Saint is Francis of Assisi. Like him, I have a great passion of working and caring for the poor. People fail to realise that God is all you need until God is all you got.
My name is Candice Zulu, I am married to Thembinkosi Zulu and have 3 beautiful daughters.
I was not born a catholic, at the age of 10 I was baptized and joined the catholic faith. I have always been connected some way to the church growing up, in 1997 I was the first female alter server at the Emmanuel Cathedral church serving under Archbishop Denis Hurley which at that time was a big thing for me, as a teenager I worked in the church office during the school holidays.
I joined St Josephs parish in 2014 and was a bench warmer for the longest time. I finally got out of my own way and asked God to use me as his missionary disciple. It wasn’t long till I started saying yes to joining the different talks, groups and events at the church. I am currently part of the Baptism Prep team, Eucharistic Minister as well as assisting in Alpha courses. I believe all of that has been preparing me for my role on the PPC.
Within the PPC, I belong to the Discipleship Formation Committee where I am also the Alpha ministry representative. I look forward to serving my community and fellow PPC members the best I can.
– “Come Holy Spirit Come”
My name is Robyn Rayson. I’m 45 years old and the proud mother of Oliver, 11 years old. I was born in Durban but studied and worked in Johannesburg before returning home in 2012. I was raised in a Catholic home with a strong role model in my paternal grandmother.
I have been part of the Parish of St. Joseph since 2014. I can truly say that the spirit and ethos of the St. Joseph community have made me feel that I found my spiritual family.
I am a Speech-Language Therapist and Audiologist. Previously I worked in hospitals but now I work at a school for Learners with Special Needs. I am incredibly blessed to love what I do. By continually adding to and improving my knowledge, I strive to provide the best possible assessment and intervention for the learners I have the privilege of working with.
I feel that I bring this same passion and drive to my mandate of being a catechism teacher and part of the planning team for YDJ. Having children excited to attend and participate in YDJ lessons, masses and activities throughout the year is a significant part of their growth in faith and evangelisation. It also brings me so much joy.
My portfolios on the PPC are Evangelisation and Worship. My intention is to bring my dedication and drive to my work as part of the PPC and the Evangelisation and Worship Committee in order to contribute towards the achievement of the vision and mission of St. Joseph’s.
I am 50 years young (Being happily married to Kelman keeps me that way!) Family is important to me – I love being mom to my 2 adult children and now proud grandmother of 2 gorgeous boys. My job as an Account Manager keeps me active and fulfilled. I am driven in helping others and enjoy travelling, both domestic and international destinations.
You will always find me surrounded by people and the various ministries with which I am involved reflect this viz L.I.F.T (Ladies In Faith Together), HeBrews Coffee Shop, Vine Group Leader and Mentoring newly married couples. Event and function planning is a challenge I absolutely love even though it exposes my “over the top” nature!
My portfolio on the PPC includes L.I.F.T, CWL, Hebrews Coffee Shop and Adult Formation. I am thrilled having those ministries in my portfolio and look forward to working closely with relevant leaders in outreach programmes, spiritual retreats and fun family activities.
There is a place for everyone here at St Josephs . Chat to me if you are still trying to find your niche in the parish – Lets build our faith family together.
I am Rachel Pillay, my family and I have been part of this faith family since 2013, formally a parishioner of St Joseph’s Mt Edgecombe, I believe it’s divine intervention that we were led to this amazing parish. Since joining it has felt like we had been part of this community for years. I am 49 years young and married to Indrin my amazing, supportive life partner for the last 24 years, we celebrate our silver wedding anniversary this July. We are proud parents to 22 year old Rowon who is a qualified chef.
I am a Eucharistic Minister, a Minister of Hospitality and a facilitator in the Alpha programs run in the parish. I love reading, being outdoors, cooking and entertaining. I am part of the Community and Fellowship portfolio and look forward to working with the rest of the PPC, growing in this ministry and making the best of this opportunity afforded me.
Congratulations to the new PPC!
We pray that that they will grow in their ministry and that they will find it positive spiritual experience serving the parish community.