CFC Mission in Eswatini

by Innocent Maziya

VISION: “Families in the Holy Spirit Renewing the Face of the Earth”
MISSION: “Building the Church of the Home and the Church of the Poor”

CFC Mission in Eswatini 8 – 12 August 2019

As Couples For Christ (CFC) Eswatini we are pleased to announce that we will be hosting Couples For Christ Missionaries from the United Arab Emirates from the 8th to the 12th August 2019.

During this time the visiting team will hold sessions with both Couples and Singles.
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St. Joseph Sodality Donates to Esigcineni Torched Family

by Maduduza Zwane 

The St Joseph Sodality showed the works of mercy when they donated blankets, shoes, cooking appliance and clothing items to a torched family in Esigcineni. Below is Maduduza Zwane’s(Chairman of the Sodality) presentation on the day.

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Father Mbongiseni Shabangu the parish priest for St. Don Bosco and caretaker rector at Salesian High School, Father Mahazule, Chairperson of St. Don Bosco Parish Council Sibongile Masuku, members of the St. Joseph Sodality and all present, I greet you with our important and significant greeting in the Catholic church. “Akadunyiswe uJesu Khristo! ” Izwi Laba yinyama:

Babe we are representing St. Joseph Sodality in the Diocese of Manzini an organisation of Catholic Married men.We have now a membership of more than forty men in the Sodality. Due to their work commitments, they could not come instead they delegated us to perform the presentation. Continue reading “St. Joseph Sodality Donates to Esigcineni Torched Family”

Coop for Catholic women in Eswatini

by Babongile Mlambo

“Exploring the role of the church in the Economic Empowerment of God’s people in Swaziland
for Vision 2022”.

The above vision was shared by the former Hon. Minister of Trade and Commerce with different Church bodies at a meeting held sometime in November 2015. One of the SCCW members, Ms Patsy Zeeman, who was also a part of the Council of Churches representatives attending that meeting, shared with us the vision in detail.

The Eswatini government invited the religious people (Christians) to think of how they could contribute to the economic empowerment of Christians in the country. After a few meetings and presentations by Mr Charles Khumalo from the Department of Cooperatives in the Ministry of Trade and Commerce, the members of SCCW decided to venture into a Multi-purpose Cooperative for financial and economic empowerment of Catholic women.

A meeting was then organised by the SCCW where Mr Khumalo, in the presence of Bishop Jose Luis and the spiritual advisor Fr. Ndwandwe, explained what was expected to set up and sustain such a Coop, and how his department was going to help the women. The wish to start a Coop by the SCCW was approved by the Bishop after that meeting.
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St. Joseph Sodality celebrates Feast at St. Philip’s

by Maduduza Zwane

St. Joseph Sodality celebrated the Feast of St Joseph at St. Philip’s  on 23 March 2019, with the needy and vulnerable children.

Father Pius Magagula presented on the life of St. Joseph, Father Mandla Makama presented on the Social teachings of the church, Our secretary Mahlubi Hadebe presented on prostate cancer and Musa Dlamini from Justice and Peace presented on conflict management.

The Sodality is accustomed to organising talks in its activities such as meetings, conferences, pilgrimages and celebrations. The aim is to be together as men to share prayer, to get to the habit of praying together, to share life and faith to enrich our lives, lives of our families, lives of our parishes and the life of our diocese. The talks are always preceded by Mass and adoration of Eucharist. Continue reading “St. Joseph Sodality celebrates Feast at St. Philip’s”