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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A feast with a difference

by Bishop José Luis IMC

Sunday was the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows. In our diocese it is an important feast as two parishes are called: “Mater Dolorosa” (Mbabane) and “Our Lady of Sorrows” (Hluthi). It is also an important feast for our “founding fathers” the Servants of Mary and the Sisters of the Servite family: Mantellate and Swazi Servite Sisters. The invitation came from St Joseph’s parish outside Manzini. They wanted to celebrate this feast bringing together the widows and widowers of the parish.

Arriving at the parish I asked Fr Wandile Dlamini OSM who is the parish administrator how many of them were expected to attend. He said: “we were giving a list with 100 names”. It was completely unexpected to me to hear of such a big number and, as he shared with me, also to him. No one guessed there were so many and, I believe, most of them – if not all – were there. Continue reading “A feast with a difference”

Saint Aloysius lends a helping hand

by Hloniphile Bhiya

They received new school shirts

Makadvunyiswe Jesu Kristo

Young members of the church (M.D.C) have established the Saint Aloysius for the church. It’s main objectives is the well being of the students in the outstations.

The Foundation is named after the patron Saint of young students, Saint Aloysius. It was created after identifying challenges faced by students in the outstations.

The foundation is currently helping the students with school uniforms and is asking for donations in the form of school shoes, school bags, or monetary donations. For more information pertaining the donations please contact Hloniphile on 78894481. Other donations can also be left with the church secretary. Continue reading “Saint Aloysius lends a helping hand”

CWL graces Christ the King

by Maduduza Zwane

The Catholic Women’s League in the Diocese of Manzini ascended to Christ The King Parish on May 19th, to grace the Parish by pinning (Kwamukela laba Nqonqotsako) six members at the Parish.

The Catholic Women’s League does charity work, care for the needy with love, and are very much concerned about this benevolent duty. The league has connection worldwide and links hands with people of other religions. Members are motivated to do their charity work by their theme “Thuma Mina” taken from Isiah 6:8 (Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”)
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