On the second Sunday of ordinary time, 18 January, about 70 people who work in, or support the work of Special Religious Education and Development (SPRED), spent a day finding God in silence. Led by Dominican sister Sr Tshifhiwa, participants began with the readings for the Sunday with the theme listening, and replying, to God.
After a presentation on the benefit of silence and the experience of seeking and meeting God in silence, participants reflected together on each life being a personal, unique gift from God. After this, they reflected individually on the question: “What is God calling me to be in 2015 that will truly express me, as God created me and loves me?” The day culminated in mass celebrated by Fr Alex Muanã.
SPRED is a programme of religious education and development for people with learning or other disabilities. The department offers training and resources to people wishing to accompany them on their faith journey. Call Sr TM at the Chancery who heads up SPRED locally and nationally on 011 4026400.