St Anne’s Sodality donates to Parish Caritas

by Swabsile Twala

On the second Sunday of August 2020: St Anne’s sodality made a presentation of a donation to Caritas in conjunction with the Daughter’s of St Anne’s.

The short service opened with a word of prayer by Fr F. Onyango who thanked God for the wonderful donation of food parcels and blessing of the participants who contributed.

Nomsa Khumalo who was the MC of the short service also expressed gratitude towards the heartfelt donation for the elderly and needy and appreciated the compassion displayed by the sodalities. Continue reading “St Anne’s Sodality donates to Parish Caritas”

23rd Sunday in Ordinary time – Year A

by Fr D. Ntshangase

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Today’s readings are reminding us of our Christian responsibility to help our brothers and sisters in Christ to do what is right. Jesus further gives a method on how to correct each other to do what is right: first in private, then before a few and finally before the whole community. This is everyone’s duty, not for a priest or old people but for everyone. It often happens when someone has done something wrong, especially in Church, that people would be gossiping about it and pointing out that (s)he is from a family which should correct him/her. We forget that it is our responsibility too to correct that person. However, it is something that calls for courage, sensitivity and love for one another.

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September 2020: Respect for the planet’s resources

by Jacob Boddicker, SJ

Pope’s prayer intention: Let us pray that the planet’s resources will not be plundered, but shared in a just and respectful manner. No to plundering; yes to sharing.

In the beginning, God created the earth and everything within it and upon it, bearing us in mind all the while: this world was made for us. When He created Adam and Eve in His image and likeness He said to them “Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it. Have dominion over…all the living creatures…”. This word “subdue” is a strong one; our instinct is to see it in terms of crushing some manner of resistance. Some see this as God telling Adam to conquer the wilderness outside of Eden, that mankind has a blank check to use the Earth as it sees fit. But this is not so: notice what God does in the beginning. Continue reading “September 2020: Respect for the planet’s resources”

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A

by Fr Odise SDB

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There was a certain (so called) Christian who went to a Jewish Rabbi complaining, saying that I cannot support any more this Christian life. There are too many rules and regulations, that they are stressing my life. I am sick and tired of all these commandments. They do not say anything else except don’t do this and don’t do that. I cannot afford a life of don’t, don’t, don’t, everything is don’t! So, I want to change religion. What should I do to become a Jew? The Rabbi looking at him, started laughing at him. The Christian man said to the Rabbi, I am not joking, I want to become a Jewish man. The Rabbi continued to laugh even louder than before. The Christian man got a bit upset and asked him, why are you laughing? That is not funny, I am a serious man! The Rabbi answered him, you are complaining for ten commandments. Do you know how many laws we have? The man replied saying, I do not know that, but am ready for any sacrifice… just to avoid these Christian don’ts!
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