Holy Mass on our social media

As we go through the coronavirus pandemic, the diocese of Manzini will be offering different digital services in order to help everyone spiritually.

One of them is the Sunday celebration of Mass. On this fourth Sunday of Lent, Bishop José Luis IMC presided Mass at Little Flower chapel. Members of the sodality of St Cecilia joined him and led the hymns.

The Mass was pre-recorded due to the uncertainly of having a proper internet connection for a live streaming. Continue reading “Holy Mass on our social media”

Becoming a peaceful family and nation

by Bishop José Luis IMC

“Working for peace seems to be a common goal of many but the challenge is to agree on what the foundations for peace are. Having a look at the Popes’ messages for peace makes it easier to understand what we are talking about.”

Closing the diocesan week of prayer for peace I reflected during the homily on the challenges of working for peace and the way we understand peace.

On that Sunday’s gospel we read about John telling Jesus they had stopped someone casting out devils in His name because he was not following them. I believe Jesus’ reply (“You must not stop him: no one who works a miracle in my name is likely to speak evil of me”) goes beyond not stopping someone from doing good but is also an invitation to work with others with whom we share the same goals and the same ways to achieve them. 

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Epiphany of the Lord

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by Fr Dumisani Mazibuko OSM

This Sunday we celebrate the Revelation of Jesus to ALL Nations of the world as their King. It is a Sunday as St Paul says, ‘the mystery has now been revealed’. Today’s Feast therefore is a cause for great joy for all peoples including ourselves in this part of the world. This is our Feast too. It is our Feast because the new born King is not just for the Jews or a select few but for All God’s people. And so we begin our celebration with hearts full of joy and thanksgiving to God our loving Father. Continue reading “Epiphany of the Lord”

EMY – January: Praying for Catechists

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Topic for January: Catechists
Saint to contemplate: Blessed Benedict Daswa (16 June 1946 – 2 February 1990)

Benedict Daswa lived his Christian vocation with contentment and enthusiasm, but at the same time with modesty and humility, as shown by his Christian witness in various areas of his life. Benedict became a guide for the young and spent many hours and weekends with them to catechise and teach them. He helped teach catechism to children and adults, leading the Sunday celebration in the absence of a priest, visiting the sick and the non-practicing, and helping the poor and needy. In church, he helped start a nursery school. Continue reading “EMY – January: Praying for Catechists”