Catholics from all over South Africa celebrated Easter in special ways in their parishes and schools…
(Left) Archbishop Buti Tlhagale celebrated Chrism Mass in the cathedral of Christ the King in Johannesburg with Auxillary Bishop Duncan Tsoke, retired Bishop Patrick Mvemve of Klerksdorp and Deacon John Rahme. (Photo: Alexis Callea); (Right) Marist Brothers Linmeyer Primary School in Johannesburg South hosted a paraliturgical ceremony of dressing of the Cross at the start of Holy Week.
Young children in Esikhawini, Empangeni, in Eshowe diocese, hold up the Easter eggs they found hidden in a flower garden. (Submitted by Dr CW Zondo)
Holy Rosary School in Edenvale, Johannesburg, received an Easter cross from St Benedict’s College in Bedfordview as part of a pilgrimage to unite youth. Seen here, with St Benedict’s Grade 11s, are Holy Rosary Grade 11s (from left) Takunda Chimusoro, Lara da Rocha, Mercedes James, Ashley de la Roche, Monica Grispan, and Chelsea Pelobello.
A new set of Stations of the Cross was presented to St Benedict’s Junior Preparatory School in Bedfordview, Johannesburg, by the boys and parents of the Grade 3 class of 2017. They were blessed by Fr Thabo Mothiba at a special Mass dedicated to Hilary Esterhuizen in honour of her service to the St Benedict’s community.
Members of St Theodore’s parish in Greytown, Durban archdiocese, gathered after an Easter service. (Submitted by Rosemary Mukuka)
Maris Stella School in Berea, Durban, held an Easter penitential service.