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The Department of Evangelisation invites all PPCs, PFCs, Sodality Committees, Youth Leaders and all interested people of God to attend the Lay Leaders Conference 2017.
Date: 16th September 2017.
Venue: Blessed Sacrament Parish, Malvern, 15 Mullins Road corner Pandora Road, Malvern East.
Time: 09:00 – 15:00.
Theme: Should the Church be involved in Politics.
Contact: Dept Evangelisation 011 402 6400.
Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) and the department of Pastoral Care for Migrants and Refugees hosted over 100 homeless people for Mandela Day.
They treated the destitute to a braai. The people, many of whom live in makeshift shelters on the Yeoville ridge and others who squat in peoples’ garages or on corners of peoples’ houses in the Bertrams/ Bez Valley areas are given daily support by Bienvenu monthly with food parcels, school fees, uniforms stationery and clothes.
“But today they are having a treat of braaied meat and, chicken, as well as fruit and a drink – things that are not normally in their diets. We are doing this in honour of the great man, Mandela,” said Sr Kadia Prigol, head of the shelter. Read more
Sisters of St Charles Borromeo (Scalabrinians) converged on Koinonia from 7 – 9 July for the first-ever regional meeting in Africa.
Scalabrinians are represented in 27 countries. They form part of bishops’ conferences working in dioceses, parishes and borders, focussing on migration and refugee concerns. The countries that took part in the assembly were South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola and Mozambique.
The opening Mass was celebrated by the Episcopal Vicar for Migrants and Refugees, Fr Ivaldo Bettin cs. Read more