WFS (Word Faith Social)

By Bp José Luis IMC

Some of you might remember that arriving in the diocese in 2014 as resident bishop I shared a story about “bats”. I said that Catholics should be recognised by three things:

  • Bible – Word of God
  • Cathechism of the Catholic Church – Our Faith
  • Social teachings of the Church

From that time I kept on wondering how to make this possible in our diocese. I wondered how to help the people of our diocese to know or deepen in these three areas. I finally came with a plan: a three year course on these three topics.

The title will be:

Word – Faith – Social
With all your heart, soul, strength, mind
and your neighbour as yourself
Lk 10:27

“And now a lawyer stood up and, to test him, asked, ‘Master, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ He said to him, ‘What is written in the Law? What is your reading of it?’ He replied, ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbour as yourself.’ Jesus said to him, ‘You have answered right, do this and life is yours.’” (Lk 10: 25 – 28)

How it will be done

  • The course will last 3 years
    • A: Word
    • B: Faith
    • C: Social
  • Participants will be free
    • to take one – two or three years
    • start on Year A or B or C and continue with the rest of the cycle
  • A certificate of attendance will be issued
    • at the end of each year and
    • at the end of the three year course
  • When
    • ONCE a month on the first Saturday of the month (from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm)
    • From February to November
  • Place: Catholic Centre (Manzini)
  • Cost: Emalangeni 500 (which includes E 100 registration fee)
  • Registration
    • at the Catholic Centre (or through your Parish priest)
    • closes 20 January 2018
  • Only 60 places available

The first year will be entirely by our own Bible Scholar:
Fr Dumisani Vilakati