Advent – Third Sunday

By Fr Dumisani Vilakati

  • First Reading : Isaiah 61:1-2, 10-11
  • Responsorial Psalm : Luke 1:46-50, 53-54
  • Second Reading : 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
  • Gospel : John 1:6-8, 19-28

With the Third Sunday of Advent we note that Christmas is very near and thus the readings call upon us to enter into a mood of rejoicing as the entrance antiphon (Phil 4:4) invites us. Continue reading “Advent – Third Sunday”

Saint Cabrini was a True Missionary

Photo: L’Osservatore Romano (via Zenit)

Below is Pope Francis’ address to the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on Saturday. Sr Barbara (in the photo) worked for many years in our diocese.

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Dear sisters and dear brothers,

It is with great pleasure that I welcome all of you, representatives of the Cabrinian Family, who wish in this way to conclude the celebrations for the centenary of the birth of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini. On 17 December 1917 this holy woman, who had crossed the ocean twenty-four times to assist migrants in the Americas, and who tirelessly traveled as far as the Andes and also in Argentina, suddenly died in Chicago, and departed for her final trip. Continue reading “Saint Cabrini was a True Missionary”

Two retreats at Christ the King Parish

By Maduduza Zwane

Last weekend (9 & 10 December 2017) was abuzz with two retreats for the youth and “Amadodakazi aka Annah Ocwebileyo”. The key note address for the youth retreat was Mr. Mabuza, assistant station commander. He emphasized that as young people they must not behave in a wayward conduct especially during the festive season. They must keep away from drugs and avoid visits to relatives because relatives¬† have become hyenas and perpetrators of sexual abuse.

On another note Amadodakazi aka Annah Ocwebileyo were launching the Shiselweni branch since the organization has now members from the Sacred Heart, Christ the King and Our Lady of Sorrows Parishes. The Amadodakazi aka Annah Ocwebileyo were fully supported by the Diocese¬† Executive of the St. Ann’se. The representative of the Sodality Mrs. Thandie Zwane assured their support for Amadodakazi aka Annah Ocwebileyo. She mentioned that it their constitution that obligates them to take care of girls who have had children before marriage. Continue reading “Two retreats at Christ the King Parish”