Catholics from all over South Africa celebrated Easter in special ways in their parishes…and we’ll be featuring more to come…
Palm Sunday Processions
The congregation of St Kevin’s church in Windvogel, Port Elizabeth, took part in a Palm Sunday procession with parish priest Fr Callistus Nwosu, recalling Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem.
Parishioners at Sibasa parish in Thohoyandou, Tzaneen diocese, took part in a procession on Palm Sunday.
Left:The Catholic Women’s League of St Therese’s parish in Edenvale, Johannesburg, hosted a paschal meal, with readings and prayers followed by a Passover meal, catered for by Ricky Gomes of Mimmos in Kempton Park.
Right: Preschool and junior school teachers and students at CBC St John’s Parklands in Table View, Cape Town, came together to celebrate Passover, with washing of the feet and the ceremony of the Seder meal.
Washing of the Feet and Our Nuncio
Left: During the Easter Triduum services at St Mary’s cathedral in Cape Town, Archbishop Stephen Brislin washed parishioners’ feet. (Photo: Michelle Perry)
Right: On Palm Sunday, Our Lady of Fatima parish in South Hills, Johannesburg, hosted papal nuncio Archbishop Peter Wells. At Mass his co-celebrants were Scalabrini Father Pablo Velasquez and Deacon Walter Middleton. Archbishop Wells is pictured with parishioners after the service.
Way of the Cross Processions
A group of Catholics walked the Stations of the Cross in Eshowe from St Benedict cathedral to Opus Dei parish in Dinuzulu, led by cathedral administrator Fr Victor Chavunga OSB, and parish priest Fr Moruti Ntholeng.
Monks at St Benedict’s Abbey in Polokwane, Limpopo province, participated in a Way of the Cross procession, among other activities from the feast of St Joseph until Palm Sunday. Br Edward holds the cross during prayer on the route. Supplied by Br Basil OSB)
Our New Catholics
Some of the RCIA group at St Charles parish in Victory Park, Johannesburg who were received into the Church at Easter 2018 with Fr James Ralston OMI and Gustavo Correia their catechist.
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