Family as the First Mission Land

by Fr Francis Onyango IMC

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year B
Genesis 2:18-24
Psalm 128:1-6 (R. cf. 5)
Hebrews 2:9-11
Mark 10:2-16

THEME: Family as the First Mission Land

October is traditionally considered a mission month; a month where we are called to focus on a more particular way in the mission of Christ. The call to share in the mission of Christ is not just a preserve for a select few and not merely for priests and religious men and women but a call for every baptised Christian. When the Lord calls, he calls with a purpose; he calls in order to send. Thus our vocation to share in the mission of Christ begins with the word ‘Come’ (come follow me) and ends with the word ‘Go’ (go and announce the gospel). One cannot come unless one wants to go and one cannot go unless one has come. Continue reading “Family as the First Mission Land”

Deaf Awareness march

Fr Mark James OP (Deaf chaplain)

Approximately 500 people participated in a Deaf Awareness march through the streets of Manzini on Friday morning 28 September 2018. Carrying placards saying: “Respect my language”, “Respect Deaf children,” “Deaf not dumb” and “Respect sign language in Education” Deaf adults and children, escorted by the police walked through the Manzini central business district raising awareness. The march was organised as part of International Deaf Awareness week which runs this year from 24-30 September. People walking down the street and coming out of the shops at times gave a ‘thumbs-up’ as they indicated their support and encouragement to the Deaf people. This was warmly received by the Deaf people. Continue reading “Deaf Awareness march”

Reflection on the 26th Sunday

by Fr. Francis Huwn Msfs

“If your eye should cause you to sin, tear it out”

Numbers 11:25-29
Ps 19
James 5:1-6
Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48

A little girl had being to the church and heard the sermon on separating the sheep and the goats (Mt 25:31-46). When the mother put her to bed that night, the little girl began to cry and said, ‘ Mommy! I am afraid that I am a goat.” Mother said, “No. You are not goat. Bishop Fulton Sheen told me that you are an angel. If you die, you will go straight to heaven.” The little girl was very satisfied and went to sleep. The next night, the mother came in and the child was crying again and said, “Mommy! I am still thinking about sheep and goats.” ” I told you, you are not goat, you are an angel”, consoled the mother. “Alright Mommy” said the little girl, ” But I am afraid that you might be a goat.” Continue reading “Reflection on the 26th Sunday”

Couples for Christ Sessions

by Innocent Maziya

Couples for Christ Sessions 21 – 26 August 2018

The Couples for Christ (CFC) movement held spiritually enriching sessions between the 21st and 26th August 2018 at the Cathedral. These sessions were targeted at introducing new couples to the movement as well as strengthening marriages for existing member couples.
The sessions were conducted by three brothers and one sister from Couples for Christ in the United Arab Emirates. Continue reading “Couples for Christ Sessions”