Altar-Servers Association Sports Day in Pretoria!
The Altar-Servers Association in the archdiocese of Pretoria held a sports day at the Christian Brothers College (CBC) Mount Edmund in Pretoria on Saturday. The Southern Cross spoke to a number of participants to find out how they felt about the day.
“It`s nice to see the altar-servers coming together and celebrating their role in the Church. The future looks bright for them, as the future of the Church is in their hands” Obakeng Mosetlha – seminarian at St John Vianney Seminary past chairperson of the Altar-Servers Association in the archdiocese of Pretoria.
“Today is all about having fun, connecting as altar-servers of the various parishes and deaneries in our archdiocese and building unity amongst all of us as the altar-servers family” Keolebogile Moeketsi – current chairperson of the Altar-Servers Association in the archdiocese of Pretoria.
“When people play together, engaging in activities that they really love like sports they’re able to deepen their relationships and grow together in their purpose. A day like today serves as a platform for us altar-servers to reach out to each other in building our potential as a family within the Church and our archdiocese,” Emihle Mbasa – current communications officer of the Altar-Servers Association in the archdiocese of Pretoria.
“It’s my first time attending the altar-servers sports day, and I’m having great fun interacting and getting to know other altar-servers from the other parishes. We should do this more often,” Onalenna Mohlatsane – altar-server at the St Martin de Porres Church in Sunnyside, Pretoria.
“It`s a good thing that new altar-servers get to attend such an event to be able to meet their counterparts from other parishes and deaneries. It serves as a reunion for those of us who previously met at past events, and it`s an opportunity for first-timers to make new friends,” Gradiki Mfutha Mantsela, altar-server at the St Martin de Porres Church in Sunnyside, Pretoria.
“Today is all about the fun part of being an altar-server in the archdiocese. Beyond the call of duty, the altar-servers need to socialise, to burn those extra calories with fun activities such as sports. Also, a healthy mind should live in a healthy body. Altar-servers are human beings, and they should lead healthy lives. Today is about educating the altar-servers about leading a healthy life,” Fr Thabiso Ledwaba, chaplain of altar-servers in the archdiocese of Pretoria.
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