Celebrating Bible Sunday: 26 August 2018

The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful Word’ (Heb l: 3 NIV)

Bible Sunday is a reminder of the call of the Church to make the Holy Bible the centre and the source of our spirituality. Take time to read the Bible – the Word of God – for it can be compared to
listening to a Symphony being played out by the God of all that is created – a single Word is expressed in many ways: in Jesus Christ, in Creation, in Sacred Scripture, in the Eucharist.… Read more

Letter to the Moderator, Uniting Presbyterian Church in South Africa

11 JULY 2018

TO THE UNITING PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN SOUTH AFRICA,
EMSENI BRENTWOOD PARK, BENONI,
TO THE OUT-GOING MODERATOR DR R. MUNTHALI,
TO THE GENERAL SECRETARY REV LUNGILE MPENTSHENI,
GREETINGS FROM THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN SOUTHERN AFRICA AND FROM THE CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE IN PARTICULAR.

I am bringing greetings, prayers and best wishes to you on your special General Conference.

The Church of Scotland
On the 26th of October 2017, The Pope met the Church of Scotland delegation at the Vatican, just four days before Reformation Sunday.… Read more

Renew Africa

UNDERSTANDING RENEW AFRICA:  THE AIMS OF RENEW AFRICA

The aim of Renew Africa is to promote Pastoral renewal by empowering individuals and communities to encounter God in everyday life and to connect faith with action through Small Christian Communities (SCC). It is a parish-centred, diocesan-wide process, focusing on evangelization and spiritual renewal. It aims at building SCC’s that can help build a self-sustaining church.Read more

Lutherans & Catholics: Celebration

COMMEMORATION OF THE 500 YEARS OF THE REFORMATION

CELEBRATION OF THE JOINT DECLARATION ON THE DOCTRINE OF JUSTIFICATION

(Bishop Victor Phalana)

On October 31 2016, Lutherans and Catholics agreed on the need for unity that can be built through 5 common commitments. Working together for the suffering and for the protection of Creation.

The fact is that the success of the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reform went beyond every expectation.… Read more

PASTORAL LETTER – APRIL 2018

PASTORAL LETTER – APRIL 2018 BY BISHOP VICTOR PHALANA

DEAR BROTHERS AND SISTERS

BECOMING AN “E” DIOCESE

Two years ago I was in Rome at a special seminar for bishops. During that seminar I got an inspiration to lead our diocese to become an “E” diocese. During the Mass of the 200 years of Catholicism in South Africa and the 40 years since we became a diocese, I requested all of us to be part of turning this diocese into an”E” Diocese.… Read more

PASTORAL LETTER- February 2018

05 February 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

LAUDETUR IESUS CHRISTUS! NUNC ET IN SAECULA SAECULORUM, AMEN.
PRAISED BE JESUS CHRIST! NOW AND FOREVER, AMEN.
A MORENA JESU KRESTE A BAKWE! JAANONG LE KA BOSENA-BOKHUTLO, AMEN.

I. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
I would like to request you, on the 11th of February, to take a Holy Childhood collection. If you are not satisfied with the amount collected, ask the parish to take another one during the Easter Season.… Read more

Declaration on Ecumenism Ottmaring, February 21, 2017

One of the main goals of the Focolare Movement is Christian unity. Chiara Lubich first engaged the Movement in ecumenical dialogue in 1961 in Germany. Since that time, through fostering a “dialogue of life”, there has been fruitful collaboration with more than 300 Churches and ecclesial communities. For almost 50 years in its Ecumenical Centre in Ottmaring (Germany) the Focolare Movement and the ‘Fraternity of Communitarian Life’ (Vereinigung vom Gemeinsamen Leben) have been bearing witness to the deep fellowship that unites Christians in the one Body of Christ, despite divisions still existing between the Churches.… Read more

PASTORAL LETTER – June 2017

PASTORAL LETTER
JUNE 2017
DEAR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST
LIFE AFTER EASTER!
My dear brothers and sisters: Christ is risen. The Resurrection sets Christ apart. No other religious leader broke the power of death and conquered sin. The Resurrection proved that Christ was divine. The fact that Jesus Christ died on the cross does not prove in itself that he is God.… Read more

PASTORAL LETTER – September 2017

05 September 2017
DEAR BROTHERS AND SISTERS
LAUDETUR IESUS CHRISTUS! NUNC ET IN SAECULA SAECULORUM, AMEN.
PRAISED BE JESUS CHRIST! NOW AND FOREVER, AMEN.
A MORENA JESU KRESTE A BAKWE! JAANONG LE KA BOSENA-BOKHUTLO, AMEN.
I would like to thank you all for your great love and loyalty to Christ and to his Church. I can see your efforts in trying to make this diocese a wonderful, active, spirit-filled, evangelizing and generous place.… Read more

BLESSED TSHIMANGDADZO BENEDICT DASWA

Benedict-DaswawebTO ALL PARISH LITURGICAL COMMITTEES.

DO NOT FORGET THE FEAST OF BENEDICT DASWA – 01 FEB 2017. FOR THOSE WHO CAN GO TO TSHITANINI ON THE 1ST OF FEB, WHY NOT!!! LET US NOT WAIT FOR THE SHRINE TO BE ERECTED. LET US START OUR DEVOTIONS TO THIS MARTYR .. NOW!

NOVENA IN PREPARATION FOR THE FEAST OF BLESSED BENEDICT DASWA

The Feast of Blessed Benedict Daswa has been approved by Rome for 01 February.… Read more

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