MSMHC sisters reach out to the needy

by The sisters at Malkerns (MSMHC)

The outbreak of COVID 19 disease has posed great challenges to humanity worldwide and has reshaped our entire way of living. At the same time, a crisis is also a great opportunity to explore our creativity and innovative ideas to counteract these negative impacts. If we observe closely the whole world is afraid of Corona Virus. We the MSMHC (Missionary Sisters of Mary Help of Christians), touched by the poverty and suffering people of Malkerns, planned to reach out to the needy, by offering them food, sanitisers, soap & Mask which is the basic need at this time. There are thousands of people who live from hand to mouth, on a daily basis. With the deprivation of jobs, there are many who have lost their livelihood. And COVID-19 has done this to millions.Since the lockdown, we the sisters of Likhaya LaMaria- Srs. Elsa P. Joseph, Mary Clara Topno and Susan Soren, based at St. John Bosco Parish Malkerns ESwatini have been engaged in a wide variety of activities, including: Continue reading “MSMHC sisters reach out to the needy”

Covid-19 Campaign – OLOA

by Fr S. Ndwandwe

From left; Vanessa Ginindza-(Feed Master), Patricia Nxumalo- Feed Master, CWL, Fikile Ndlovu- CWL, Raymond Carmichael-Feed Master, Fr. Mark James OP- Cathedral Priest and Fr Sakhile Ndwandwe-Cathedral Priest.

On the 15th May 2020, after the Bishop of Manzini’s COVID 19 CAMPAIGN, members of the Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral Parish and other Christians attached to FEED MASTERS-MATSAPHA responded to APPEAL NUMBER: Hunger Alleviation by donating food for 10 families (cooking oil, beans, sugar and rice).

Frs Mark James OP, Sakhile Ndwandwe and Dabulamanzi Tshangase recieved the goodies on behalf of the Bishop of Manzini. Caritas ESwatini will distribute the Food. We are most grateful to the Lord who continues to be charitable in our various little ways.

SODV act Workshop at Good Shepherd Parish

by Fr TV Mabuza

On Saturday 29 February 2020, Good Shepherd Parish had a successful workshop on SODVA facilitated by Mr Melusi Matsenjwa a Lawyer by profession and a Parishioner of Mater Dolorosa Parish. This workshop was funded by the Denis Hurley Peace Institute in Pretora.

It was attended by members of the Parish Pastoral Council Executive, representatives from the outstations, CCJP commettee members, representatives from the sodalities at Good Shepherd Parish and a few students from Good Shepherd High School. The number of people who attended the workshop was close to 50 even though the weather conditions were unfriendly as it was cold. Continue reading “SODV act Workshop at Good Shepherd Parish”

Celebration of lives lost through HIV/AIDS

by Hamilton Khoza

CELEBRATION OF THE LIVES OF ALL OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS WE LOST THROUGH THE HIV/AIDS PANDEMIC*

On Sunday 1st December 2019, The St. Joseph Sacred Heart Sodality and Parishioners celebrated the beginning of Advent; a period in our Calendar that ushers in observance of the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ to our world in the form of a human being.

The liturgy was prepared in a way and manner that included celebrating the lives of our brothers and sisters we lost over the years through the dreaded disease caused by acquiring the HIV Virus. This also included a prayer for all those who were affected by the loss of their loved ones.
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