OLOA Youth and Deaf football match

by Fr Mark James OP

On Saturday 6 July 2019, a football match between the Youth of Our Lady of the Assumption parish and the Deaf community was held on St Theresa’s football ground at 3.00pm. This was the first time that the two teams met. It was also the first time that the hearing and the deaf members of the parish played a game against each other. The refereeing was unique because the referee used a red flag to catch the attention of the players, and not a whistle. Despite having to get used to this new way of refereeing a game for the hearing, the two sides quickly adjusted to each other.

It was a hard-fought match where neither team gave the other side any easy chances. By half-time the score was 2-2. The second half continued where the first half left off. Again, it was a tight game and goals were kept being scored at regular intervals. With five minutes left, the score was an evenly matched 4-4.
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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”

“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””

A Pilgrimage of Prayer

by Khonzumenzi Dlamini

When I arrived for my pastoral internship in Mater Dolorosa Parish, some members of the youth informed me about pilgrimage of the Cross they have every Lenten season. They invited me to journey with them this year, which I accepted without any hesitation. All the outstations and schools have the privilege of contemplating the cross, praying the rosary and the Stations of the Cross. The Priests and the Mantellate sisters also join the pilgrims. Thursdays and Saturdays are set apart for the pilgrimage. This year we began at Maryward Primary school on the Thursday after Ash Wednesday where the students and teachers received the ashes and we prayed the way of the cross together.
 

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