Reflection for the sixth Sunday – Year C

by Fr Christopher Maseko

In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus preached the sermon of blessings and woes. Those who suffer now for Christ’s sake would be blessed, but those who rejoice now, shall suffer in the life to come. The opposite of a blessing is a curse. The very word frightens us, and hardly dare speak of it. We are deeply afraid of a curse, and we wish only to receive a blessing. But who is the kind of a person who deserves a blessing? And who is the kind of a person who deserves a curse: “A curse on the man who puts his trust in man, who relies on things of flesh, whose heart turns from the Lord.” On the other hand, “a blessing on the man who puts his trust in the Lord with the Lord for his hope. He is like a tree by the waterside, that thrusts its roots to the stream: when the heat comes it feels no alarm, its foliage stays green, it has no worries in a year of draught and never ceases to bear fruit.” Continue reading “Reflection for the sixth Sunday – Year C”

CWL activities for January 2019

by Sisana Lutya-Mondlane

CWL started the year on a high note following their Motto of Charity Work and Loyalty. On the 6th of January, 2019 CWL joined the Sisters at St Juliana on the Sunday of the Epiphany of The Lord, and the celebration of the Golden Jubilee for Sister Mamba celebrating fifty years as a dedicated servant of the Lord and Sister Alexia who was celebrating her Silver Jubilee twenty five years, of her selfless life and commitment to the Lord. This day was indeed a memorable day, and CWL members came in their numbers.

On the Feast of the baptism of the Lord, on the 13th of January, CWL Executive visited St Peregrine’s in Bulandzeni to rekindle the light with CWL ladies. The members were given an opportunity to present their challenges, achievements and the proposed way forward. The members were encouraged and uplifted by the visit and looked forward to the visitation by the entire CWL group. One member showed interest of joining the Sodality. The visit was a blessing. Continue reading “CWL activities for January 2019”

February 2019: Human Trafficking

by Fr. Joseph Laramie

Hands of a missing kidnapped, abused, hostage, victim woman tied up with rope in emotional stress and pain, afraid, restricted, trapped, call for help, struggle, terrified, locked in a cage cell. (Hands of a missing kidnapped, abused, hostage, victim

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Which is better: a paper cup that you use once, or a metal mug that you drink from again and again? The decision is clear. Reusable goods are better for the environment and cheaper in the long run.

What about people? Is it better to use someone once and then toss them aside, or to use them again and again? What?! Humans should not be treated like objects. We rightly feel confused and horrified by this example. But it happens everyday. There is a name for this modern crime: human trafficking.

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Trafficking in Persons Day

by Rev. Dabulamanzi Ntshangase

As it appears on the Diocesan Year Plan, 10th February 2019 is the Trafficking in Persons day. The new desk in the Diocese (Trafficking in Persons), therefore, urges all the Parish Priests to make sure that the Prayer to Saint Josephine Bakhita is said in their parishes on the
aforementioned date.

As of 12th December 2018, the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons gives the following definition of Trafficking in Persons:
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