- Parish and Church
On Saturday 17 November at St Patrick, La Rochelle about 100 friends, faith companions and guests, including some from Durban, Cape Town and the Frees State, gathered to give thanks for 50 years of service to the Church by Sr Teresa Marie Healey OP and for 15 years of SPRED.
In his homily Archbishop Buti spoke of mercy. Christ died to make manifest the mercy of God. Caring for the least among us with love is a great work of mercy. Holiness goes hand-in-hand with works of mercy, he said. We can become holy by leading lives of virtue and therefore the work that we do becomes a blessing. The Archbishop offered prayers and congratulations to Sr TM and those who help her.
In turn Sr TM thanked Archbishop Buti for his support both in the Archdiocese and as President of the SACBC. It is because of his support that SPRED has spread to other centres in the country from small beginnings.
Computer training is one of the services offered by the Rosebank Immaculata Shelter. Eugene Phoofolo who runs the course says that in the year they cover the basics of MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint. ‘It would be great to have internet access so that we can keep up with the world,’ says Eugene ‘but it is a bit too expensive for us’.
As a gesture of goodwill to the Rosebank community which supports the shelter Eugene has also trained members of the SAPS and police volunteers from the Rosebank police station next door and staff from other Rosebank companies nearby. Read more
During the solemnity of Christ the Universal King, the Church of our Lady of Africa, Mohlakeng was at its best as it welcomed new members to the table of the Lord. As always, the church choir was on form with their beautiful singing, which got everyone happily participating in the Liturgy.
The parish priest, Fr Nkosinathi Nkabinde in his homily encouraged all to seek Christ as we meet him daily through the Eucharist. During this, the Year of Faith, he encouraged parishioners to work towards strengthening their faith and seeing to it that it bears more fruits in their spirituality and in bettering their Christian lives.
This Mass was televised on Dumisa, channel 340 on DSTV. Fr Nkosinathi explained that that was done with the intention of spreading the good news to more people.
Lebo WA Majahe