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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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”