Southern Africa's Catholic Weekly

This Week’s Issue: 15 August – 21 August, 2018

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Mass Readings: 19 August – 26 August, 2018

Liturgical Calendar Year B Weekday Cycle 2 Sunday, August 19, Assumption of Our Lady Revelation 11:19; 12:1-6, 10, Psalm 45:10-12, 16, 1 Corinthians 15:20-27, Luke 1:39-56 Monday, August 20 Ezekiel 24:15-24, Responsorial psalm Deuteronomy...

Parishes to get Free Health Screenings in Pilot Project

THE Catholic Health Care Association of Southern Africa (CATHCA) is offering free medical screenings at five parishes in a pilot project. The checks, over the next two months, will be for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes and high blood pressure, and also conditions such as cataracts, among others.

What World Youth Day Did For Me

By Runaine Radine – In January 2019 Pope Francis will travel to Panama to attend his third World Youth Day (WYD). I had my WYD experience ten years ago in Sydney, Australia. Having matriculated...

What You Must Know about the Assumption

On August 15, Catholics around the world mark the feast of the Assumption of Mary — and on August 19, South African Catholics have a second opportunity to celebrate the country’s patronal feast as in our region it is transferred to the nearest following Sunday.