“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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Join the Pope in Prayer with ‘Click to Pray’

Official Prayer Platform for World Youth Day 2019

If you would like to join Pope Francis in prayer every day, now there is an app to make it easy: ‘Click to Pray.’

Pope Francis launched the app January 20, 2019, after praying the noonday Angelus with the thousands of pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square. He was assisted by Father Frédéric Fornos, SJ, International Director of the Apostleship of Prayer.

“This week the Message for the World Day of Social Communications will be published, which this year contains a reflection on the network community and the human community,” the Holy Father explained. “The Internet and social media are a resource of our time, an occasion to be in contact with others, to share values and plans, and to express the desire to be a community. The network can also help us to pray in community, to pray together.

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