St Peregrine’s annual harvest and Sr Paulina’s 50th anniversary celebrations

by Fr Wiseman Nkomo

The last weekend of August is always a special day in the lives of the Christian Faithful at St Peregrine’s Parish. It is a time of festivities where everyone gives thanks to the Lord for all the blessings received in the year especially the blessings of our fields. This year however seems to be a year of 50’s in the Kingdom of ESwatini with our Country commemorating 50 years of independence and 50th birthday of His Majesty. On the 26th of August at bulandzeni community under Chief Ndlaluhlaza there was a celebration of Sister Paulina Nyawo’s 50th anniversary of service to God and His people. Continue reading “St Peregrine’s annual harvest and Sr Paulina’s 50th anniversary celebrations”

A visit to Mawelawela Correctional Centre

by Babe Khoza

On Saturday 14th July 2018 exactly according to plan B of our Annual Plan, Twenty Eight members of the St. Joseph Parish Sacred Heart Sodality undertook a spiritual visit to His Majesty’s Correctional Services at Mawelawela Female Correctional Centre. The members of our Sodality travelled individually and in groups using the available public modes of transport. Fr Mbongiseni Shabangu from St. John Bosco (following a request by Fr Joseph W. Dlamini) and Sister Stephania Ngwenya from Ekululameni accompanied the members to Mawelawela. We were warmly welcomed by the Chaplain responsible for the Correctional Centre and the Senior Management of the institution. The Programme that had been prepared by the Sodality was as follows: Continue reading “A visit to Mawelawela Correctional Centre”

Our Parish Magazine

By Siphesihle Nkomonde

Sts Peter and Paul Parish launched her parish magazine on Sunday the 8th of July 2018 during the celebration of the parish feast. Thereafter the magazine will be published annually on the feast of the parish. Through this magazine we wish to share among ourselves and with others how we live and practice our faith since we believe that faith is strengthened when shared. The magazine is titled Singumndeni (we are a family) a name that our parish would like to identify with. At Sts Peter and Paul we want to nurture the family spirit among our members; we don’t just want to be a community of believers; we want to build a family where everyone of us feels appreciated, accepted, welcomed and loved. Continue reading “Our Parish Magazine”

“Three” topic CWL retreat

by Fikile Ndlovu

OLOA CWL held their retreat on the 16th June 2018 at the Salesian Hall joined by all CWL parishes. It was joy to have close to 100 CWL members attending the retreat. Different speakers made beautiful and remarkable presentations on various topics.

1. MARRIAGE AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH by Fr Ndwandwe- Marriage in 5 elements
References Gen 2:19-24, Rev 19:9, Ephesians 5:31, Gen 1:28
1. A covenant- surrendering in love to one another through their relationship.
2. A partnership- partners are responsible for their actions, no enforcing of one’s values on the other.
3. For the well being of the spouse and the children.
4. Marriage must be between man and woman.Church discourages same sex and polygamous marriage.
5. Marriage is intro-sexual and not a status Continue reading ““Three” topic CWL retreat”