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”

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”