“St. Joseph Mission Youth surprised us all”

by Hamilton Khoza

On Sunday 25th March, our Youth from St. Joseph Mission surprised us all, when after Holy Mass, they made an announcement that transformed us to an unimaginable state of emotion.

The Chairperson of the Youth, announced that as part of their activities, they decided to make a thorough assessment of the Church members and eventually concluded that Mrs Zamekile Shabangu is the one who should benefit from their “secret plan”… They presented her (in Church) with a wide and complete range of groceries that amounted to the tune of E879.00.  Our Parish has been encouraging us to actively engage in activities of charity to the struggling and needy people irrespective of religious affiliation, colour or creed. Our Youth made a wise decision of starting their campaign at ‘home’; as the adage that says – Charity begins at home. Continue reading ““St. Joseph Mission Youth surprised us all””

Living in a Catholic Marriage

by Maduduza Zwane

Below is Maduduza Zwane’s speech during the couples dinner hosted by Sts Peter & Paul Parish on 15th February 2019 at St Theresa’s Hall.

I am Maduduza Gabriel Zwane, a member of the Christ The King Parish Pastoral Council, and Chairman of the St. Joseph Sodality.

Together with my wife Thandie we assist our parish in preparing potential couples for marriage in the church. The Priest and couples the we have counselled are happy with our sharing of our experiences in marriage with those who intend getting married in the church. Continue reading “Living in a Catholic Marriage”

St. Joseph Sodality Receives New Members at OLOS

By Maduduza Zwane – Chairman of the St. Joseph Sodality

Last Sunday the 28th October 2018, the St. Joseph Sodality received four members from Our Lady of Sorrows (OLOS) parish in Hluti. They are Michael Sikhosana, Sthembiso Sibiya, Patrick Nhlabatsi and Makhosi Simelane.

The induction ceremony at Mass was conducted by Father Giorgio Massa IMC the parish priest. He blessed the crosses and handed them to the new members to wear. All was done in full view of the members of the parish among them was Tom Jele.

With reference to the Gospel of Mark 10: 46-52 Father Giorgio Massa preached with reference to the blind person who was made to regain his sight by Jesus because of the person’s faith. When he had regained his sight, he did not want to go home but followed Jesus Christ. Continue reading “St. Joseph Sodality Receives New Members at OLOS”

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”