Benedict Daswa a Catechist: A call for the Church’s critical self-introspection

BENEDICT DASWA A CATECHIST:  A CALL FOR THE CHURCH’S  CRITICAL SELF-INTROSPECTION

It is good to note that Benedict Daswa was a catechist. The Church of Southern Africa, including the diocese of Klerksdorp is stronger today, as a result of many catechists who served and evangelized tirelessly in the past.

Bishop Emeritus, Hugh Slattery MSC, in his new book on Benedict Daswa, has this to say about this Servant of God “Nourished by prayer, the Word of God and the regular reception of the Sacraments, Benedict was deeply involved in the life of the parish.… Read more

Prayer for Evangelisation

PRAYER FOR EVANGELISATION

Lord Jesus Christ, you gave us the mandate to evangelise.
We need your power for we cannot do it on our own.
Give us the power of the Holy Spirit to proclaim and witness
God’s unconditional love, forgiveness and compassion for all people.
We ask you to renew your Church for this purpose.
Renew us and grant us the experience of your love, forgiveness and compassion.… Read more

Ven. T. Daswa: Implications for SA Catholics

VENERABLE TSHIMANGADZO DASWA:
IMPLICATIONS FOR SOUTH AFRICAN CATHOLICS

(+ V.H. PHALANA)

It is my conviction that the Servant of God, Tshimangadzo Daswa is a martyr. In our Catholic Tradition, a martyr is someone who gave his or her life for the Christian Faith. The cult of martyrs arose early in the History of the Church. Altars and shrines arose over martyrs’ tombs and they were honoured during liturgical celebrations and through private devotions.… Read more

Golf Day Fundraiser, Sat 15 Aug 2015

GolfDay150The Diocese is hosting a Golf Day on Saturday 15 August 2015 at Orkney Golf Club to help raise funds for the diocese.

The Diocese is responsible for 32 parishes in the so called ‘Western Transvaal’ within the North West Province and is responsible for the well being of priests and their needs.
Due to the environmental crisis in Europe and worldwide, the budget for funds from the Vatican in Rome covering these costs have been cut.… Read more

Solitude and Loneliness

(By Bishop V. Phalana)

(Psalm 46:10; Mk 6:46-47, 46-47; Jn 16:32-33)

Lonely people are at times desperate, angry and passionate.
Their passion at times lacks compassion.
Lonely people want to fill their emptiness with anything, anywhere and anyhow.
Lonely people have no boundaries;
They use people and love things.
Lonely people are not in control,
They lack objectivity and cannot see things as they are.
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Our Christian Vocation and a Religious Vocation

(By Bishop Victor Phalana)

A religious vocation is always seen as the initiative of God and the generous response of the one who is called. As early as the age of 12 a person may feel an inclination towards a religious calling. This can be the result of a spiritual experience (a retreat, a sermon, vocation camp, etc.), a religious event (religious profession, ordination, etc), a song or a prayer, which might stir certain emotions towards religious life.… Read more

PASTORIAL LETTER – July 2015

Bishop Phalana C of A

Bishop Victor PhalanMY MESSAGE TO THE DIOCESE OF KLERKSDORP

It is by God’s grace that I, the least among my brethren in everything, have been called to the see of Klerksdorp. It is a humbling experience. Thank you for receiving with such love and enthusiasm. You have no idea how scared I was before I came here. Your hospitality made me at home and your participation at my episcopal ordination convinced me that I am at home!… Read more

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