SJBH Recreational Trip to Hlane Game reserve

by Nozizwe Ginindza

As Part of our Children’s Right’s Programs, St Joseph’s Boarding House practices and promotes Child Participation. As an Organisation, we believe that Child Participation is a principle and a very strong tool that allows us to listen to children, allows them the right to communicate and express themselves freely, and to participate in decision making processes that impact on the quality of their lives. This year 2018, SJBH embarked on the second annual recreational trip, which is the tool with which we practice and facilitate child participation in an active way. Continue reading “SJBH Recreational Trip to Hlane Game reserve”

Not the “bushfire” but the one of the Holy Spirit!

By Bishop Jose Luis IMC

Last December I wrote to the priests, religious sisters and parish pastoral councils letting them know the idea of launching the “Sodality of St Cecilia” in the diocese of Manzini. I knew them from the time I served in Daveyton in the (now) archdiocese of Johannesburg. The decision was part of the steps we are taking to improve our liturgies.

The sodality of St Cecilia commended by the church is an association of choristers, men and women, who ensure the proper performance in the celebration of the sacraments and encourage the active participation of the faithful in the singing of sacred music in the liturgy” (from their constitution)

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Opening of the New Maternity wing at St Theresa’s Clinic

On 14 May 2018, the Minister for Health, His Lordship Bishop Jose and the US Ambassador 
officially opened the new Maternity wing at St Theresa’s Clinic. 
Below is the Minister’s speech during the event
SPEECH BY THE MINISTER FOR HEALTH, HON SENATOR SIBONGILE NDLELA SIMELANE. OPENING OF NEW MATERNITY WING.

Date: 14th MAY 2018
Venue: St Theresa Clinic Manzini

Director of Events
Bishop of the Diocese of Manzini 
St Theresa Board and Staff
Senior Staff of the Ministry of Health,
Invited guests
The Media, Ladies and Gentlemen.

Good Morning all and thank you for providing me an opportunity to make remarks on this important event.

The Catholic Church has done it again Bishop as I mentioned at the Day of the sick at St Peter and Paul that as the Kingdom of Eswatini we greatly appreciate the role played by the Catholic Church in the Health Sector.

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Family Retreat at St. Lucia Retreat Centre

by Maduduza Zwane

On the 27th April 2018 to 29th April 2018, Maduduza Zwane’s family were on a two-day spiritual retreat at the catholic St. Lucia Retreat and Training Centre in KZN. The Retreat Centre was inaugurated by our Diocese of Swaziland Bishop Jose Luis Ponce De Leon when he was the bishop of Ingwavuma. The family each year goes outside the country a spiritual retreat to pray, meditate and listen to spiritual talks. In the previous years the family had its retreats at Ngome. This year the family decided to change and went to St. Lucia for their 2 days retreat.

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