01 Dec 2012, by Lebo WA Majahe
Mother’s Voice, a support group for our priests’ mothers, arranged to clean up the graves of our departed priests and sisters at Westpark Cemetery on 10 November. They were assisted by several youth and parishioners of St Theresa, Zondi. Fikile Mlotshwa of Regina Mundi said they do this twice a year, at Easter and in November, as a way of paying homage and appreciation to the fallen priests and religious who have no family to tend their graves.
The teaching of the Church is that we remember those who went before us, especially in prayer. What better way is there than to be with them in their final resting place, she said.
After the hard manual work of cleaning up the gravesites, the group joined the Oblates for Mass at their Provincial House in Victory Park. Mass was celebrated by Fr Bonga Majola, with Frs Enoch Shomang, Samson Kataka and Sebastian Rossouw concelebrating.