“Three” topic CWL retreat

by Fikile Ndlovu

OLOA CWL held their retreat on the 16th June 2018 at the Salesian Hall joined by all CWL parishes. It was joy to have close to 100 CWL members attending the retreat. Different speakers made beautiful and remarkable presentations on various topics.

1. MARRIAGE AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH by Fr Ndwandwe- Marriage in 5 elements
References Gen 2:19-24, Rev 19:9, Ephesians 5:31, Gen 1:28
1. A covenant- surrendering in love to one another through their relationship.
2. A partnership- partners are responsible for their actions, no enforcing of one’s values on the other.
3. For the well being of the spouse and the children.
4. Marriage must be between man and woman.Church discourages same sex and polygamous marriage.
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The Consolata Feast 2018

Icon of Our Lady Consolata

by Nokuphila Mlangeni


Saints Peter and Paul Parish on Sunday of 24th June 2018 celebrated the Consolata Feast. This parish was commissioned in January 2017 by His Lordship the Rt. Rev Bishop Jose Luis Ponce de Leon I.M.C and entrusted to the Consolata Missionaries hence the celebration of the feast.

Consolata Missionaries were founded on the 29th of January 1901 by Blessed Joseph Allamano, a diocesan priest, teacher and devotee to Our Lady Consolata, Mother of Jesus and of His Church. Through our Mother Mary we receive Jesus, the true consolation of humanity. That is what the Consolata Feast is all about, celebrating Mary Consolata and it was indeed a day to remember. The Consolata Missionaries are present in four continents; Europe, Asia, Americas and Africa. Continue reading “The Consolata Feast 2018”

CWL visits St Joseph’s Parish

By Dumsile Zwane-Dlamini

The Catholic Women’s League visited St Joseph’s Mission on the second Sunday of June. As a sodality that does charity work, the visit was to distribute hampers to the needy of the parish. The recipients of the hampers came from the outstations of the Parish. Some of the recipients physically came but some couldn’t come due to ill-health and their hampers were taken to their respective homes.

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Christ the King Youth visits the elderly

by Maduduza Zwane

If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him renounce himself and take up his cross every day and follow me – LK9:23

Christ the King Parish youth last Saturday visited two elderly people with the symbols of the Pilgrimage of the Cross. This two old ladies belong to the sodalities of St Anne & Sacred Heart and can no longer go to church due to old age.

Young people from Christ the King prayed by reciting the rosary and the Litany of the Sacred Heart together with these bogogo. Information gathered from CTK is that the bogogo were very grateful of the visit.

Kuhle Christ the King. Chubeķani nifake umfutfo

Thank you


Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord

by Bishop Jose

The Diocese of Manzini has, at present, 16 parishes. We know each one of them by the name of their patron saint: St Mary’s, St Peter & Paul, St Phillip’s… There was, though, one exception: the one we used to call “Florence Mission” or “St Florence”.

There has never been a St Florence in our diocese. Florence is the name of the area, the name of the Clinic and the name of the school. The parish is called: “Santissima Anunziata” as it is link to the Shrine of the same name in … Florence (Italy!).

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Report on the St Joseph Sodality Retreat

By Maduduza Gabriel Zwane

Retreat of the St. Joseph Sodality at Christ The King on the Feast of St. Joseph the Husband of Mary.

The retreat took place on the Feast of St. Joseph at Christ the King. The retreat was attended by members of the St. Joseph Sodality, Sacred Heart Parish Chairperson, four men from Our Lady of Sorrows and members of the St. Anne sodality at the Christ the King Branch.

Father Mandla Makama was the retreat master and presenter together with Father Victor and Father Gaston of Good Shepard and Christ the King respectively.

Father Gaston summarized the purposes of a catholic retreat that is a time of silence, prayer and self-introspection. It is not like conferences and meetings. We need during a retreat to pray alone and meditate until you start hating yourself for your sins. Father Gaston quoted the book of Kings Chapter 19:9-15.

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