The Denis Hurley Centre Annual Hurley Weekend took place in person; with a selection of participative events to honour Archbishop Hurley over the weekend closes to his death (he died on 13 Feb 2004). There was a special focus on Archbishop Tutu this year, with a panel discussion among young people looking at the legacies of the two great leaders.
During the Annual Stakeholder Meeting, the annual Barry Wood Awards for outstanding service were presented.
Bishop Barry Wood, a great friend of the DHC and, like Archbishop Hurley, a member of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI). Right up until his death almost five years ago, +Barry’s life was committed to service; so we set up an award in his honour to recognise people who like him have an abundance of community spirit. The DHC was honouring in particular volunteers and staff members.
The awards were presented by Fr Sabelo Mkhize, Administrator of Emmanuel Cathedral, and Fr Joe Money OMI (from the same order as +Hurley and +Wood)
Pictured left to right are some of the winners:
Duncan Rice (who together with his partner Gavin Pollock) were runners up in the volunteer category
Nonhlanhla Nhlangulela who won the staff category
Fr Joe Money OMI
Zamahlubi Nthimkulu, who was runner up in the staff category
Thabang Mokoena who won the volunteer category