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

Corpus Christi – Corpus Domini Website

Dear Brother/Sister!

“Together – through Him, with Him, in Him”

When establishing the Eucharist Jesus took the bread and said: TAKE IT, THIS IS MY BODY! He invites us to be in communion with Him, and through Him with each other as well. I invite you to worship together Jesus Christ present in the Holy Eucharist.

On Saturday of the feast of Corpus Christi, 2nd of June 2018 starting at 5 p.m.… 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

The Christian life – A Call to Holiness BY ASIEL · NOVEMBER 8, 2017

What does it mean to be ‘holy’? What does the Christian life look like when we are disciples of Christ? Joachim Anakwenze looks at the road we must all walk when we say ‘yes’ to the Lord.
Our daily lives are constantly filled with many struggles. Some struggles may seem insurmountable, others can be dealt with by slow and steady work.… Read more

The Mystery of the Eucharist

The Mystery of the Eucharist – Our Source of Life
BY ASIEL · JANUARY 28, 2018

The mystery of the Holy Mass lies solely in the Eucharist, the Eucharist being a commemoration of the Last Supper event, writes Joachim Anakwenze.
At the Last Supper, Jesus as the Living Bread presented himself to his apostles saying, “This is my body” and as the lamb of sacrifice presented himself the same way saying: “This is my blood.”
He reminds us of the Jewish Passover feast which recalls the Passover by the blood of the sacrificial lamb marking the doorposts of Israelites.… 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

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