St. Joseph Sodality celebrates Feast at St. Philip’s

by Maduduza Zwane

St. Joseph Sodality celebrated the Feast of St Joseph at St. Philip’s  on 23 March 2019, with the needy and vulnerable children.

Father Pius Magagula presented on the life of St. Joseph, Father Mandla Makama presented on the Social teachings of the church, Our secretary Mahlubi Hadebe presented on prostate cancer and Musa Dlamini from Justice and Peace presented on conflict management.

The Sodality is accustomed to organising talks in its activities such as meetings, conferences, pilgrimages and celebrations. The aim is to be together as men to share prayer, to get to the habit of praying together, to share life and faith to enrich our lives, lives of our families, lives of our parishes and the life of our diocese. The talks are always preceded by Mass and adoration of Eucharist. Continue reading “St. Joseph Sodality celebrates Feast at St. Philip’s”

CWL activities for January 2019

by Sisana Lutya-Mondlane

CWL started the year on a high note following their Motto of Charity Work and Loyalty. On the 6th of January, 2019 CWL joined the Sisters at St Juliana on the Sunday of the Epiphany of The Lord, and the celebration of the Golden Jubilee for Sister Mamba celebrating fifty years as a dedicated servant of the Lord and Sister Alexia who was celebrating her Silver Jubilee twenty five years, of her selfless life and commitment to the Lord. This day was indeed a memorable day, and CWL members came in their numbers.

On the Feast of the baptism of the Lord, on the 13th of January, CWL Executive visited St Peregrine’s in Bulandzeni to rekindle the light with CWL ladies. The members were given an opportunity to present their challenges, achievements and the proposed way forward. The members were encouraged and uplifted by the visit and looked forward to the visitation by the entire CWL group. One member showed interest of joining the Sodality. The visit was a blessing. Continue reading “CWL activities for January 2019”

St. Joseph Sodality Receives New Members at OLOS

By Maduduza Zwane – Chairman of the St. Joseph Sodality

Last Sunday the 28th October 2018, the St. Joseph Sodality received four members from Our Lady of Sorrows (OLOS) parish in Hluti. They are Michael Sikhosana, Sthembiso Sibiya, Patrick Nhlabatsi and Makhosi Simelane.

The induction ceremony at Mass was conducted by Father Giorgio Massa IMC the parish priest. He blessed the crosses and handed them to the new members to wear. All was done in full view of the members of the parish among them was Tom Jele.

With reference to the Gospel of Mark 10: 46-52 Father Giorgio Massa preached with reference to the blind person who was made to regain his sight by Jesus because of the person’s faith. When he had regained his sight, he did not want to go home but followed Jesus Christ. Continue reading “St. Joseph Sodality Receives New Members at OLOS”

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”

CFC Mission in Eswatini


VISION: “Families in the Holy Spirit Renewing the Face of the Earth”

MISSION: “Building the Church of the Home and the Church of the Poor”

Couples for Christ (CFC) is a Global Catholic movement intended for the renewal and strengthening of Christian family life.

CFC wants to rise in defence of the family, which is God’s work. CFC wants to bring God’s strength and light to those who are committed to being truly Christian families in the modern world. As such the CFC Vision and Mission are restated as follows: Continue reading “CFC Mission in Eswatini”

Taiwanese/SCCW Handwork Workshop

 by Babongile Mlambo

Taiwanese /SCCW Handwork Workshop: 21 July 2018 (Shosholoza centre, Manzini ).

About 30 SCCW members from the parishes attended a training on how to make sanitary pads and mosquito nets. 

The training was conducted by a team of students and mentors from the Diocese of Taichung (Taiwan). The Diocese of Manzini hosts a team of International Volunteer students from a university in Taiwan once a year in the month of July, and this has been the second time members of SCCW have been invited for such a training.  Continue reading “Taiwanese/SCCW Handwork Workshop”

A visit to Mawelawela Correctional Centre

by Babe Khoza

On Saturday 14th July 2018 exactly according to plan B of our Annual Plan, Twenty Eight members of the St. Joseph Parish Sacred Heart Sodality undertook a spiritual visit to His Majesty’s Correctional Services at Mawelawela Female Correctional Centre. The members of our Sodality travelled individually and in groups using the available public modes of transport. Fr Mbongiseni Shabangu from St. John Bosco (following a request by Fr Joseph W. Dlamini) and Sister Stephania Ngwenya from Ekululameni accompanied the members to Mawelawela. We were warmly welcomed by the Chaplain responsible for the Correctional Centre and the Senior Management of the institution. The Programme that had been prepared by the Sodality was as follows: Continue reading “A visit to Mawelawela Correctional Centre”

Couples for Christ: ‘Clergy Lay Congress’


by Bishop Jose

I spent some days in Manila (Philippines) invited by “Couples for Christ” to join the celebration of their 37th anniversary. One of the events on the week before the anniversary was the “Clergy Lay congress” which brought together 11 bishops, over 200 priests and more than 600 lay people. 

Coming from the “Kingdom of eSwatini” I was asked to share a few words on the theme of the day: “The Church rejuvenates“.  

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