Bishop Jan de Groef of Bethlehem presided over a Mass in Cedara, KwaZulu-Natal, to mark the 150th anniversary of the Society of Missionaries of Africa, of which he is a member.
Author: Erin Carelse
After 17 years, Fr Emil Blaser OP hung up the microphone on his Radio Veritas morning show “Matins” on May 11, with many past interviewees paying tribute to South Africa’s radio pioneer. Over the years, Fr Blaser has interviewed hundreds of eminent people including bishops, nuncios and ambassadors, and got to know many people who have become his friends.
The Thursdays in Black (TinB) campaign is a project spearheaded by the KwaZulu-Natal Diakonia Council of Churches, and was launched in Durban in 2008 to tie in with the 16 Days of activism.
As part of the bicentennial celebrations of the Catholic Church in South Africa, the archdiocese of Cape Town will host a Mass dedicated to missionaries in May.
The Stigmatines will be celebrating 25 years of their presence in Botswana, and at the parish of St Bernadette in Gaborone West, this September.
Young volunteers have a unique opportunity to combine helping a Catholic mission with experiencing the wildlife of the Kruger Park. Catholic Volunteers Africa offers an ongoing 14-day volunteer/safari programme in association with Kruger Park tour operator Viva Safaris.
At a workshop for Witbank diocese youth ministry leaders, Bishop Joe Sandri stressed the importance of recognising the youth, and possibly having them lead Mass once a month.
With tuberculosis still the leading cause of death in South Africa — according to the World Health Organisation around 124000 South Africans died from TB in 2016 alone — the Catholic Church has partnered with the health department to provide screening services in three municipal areas.
Holy Cross Primary School in Aliwal North, Eastern Cape, contributed R3000 to the 2018 Lenten Appeal. Mgr Joe Kizito, vicar-general of Aliwal North diocese, accepted the money at a school assembly. Submitted by Sr Beatrix M Neulinger) More Stories: Caritas...
Two Sisters of the Daughters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Witbank diocese celebrated their golden jubilees. (From left) Sr Peter Mnisi, Bishop Joe Sandri, and Sr Veronica Mashaba. More Stories: 75th Jubilee...
Fr Bryan Massingale was invited to meet one of the key works of the Jesuit Institute: to bridge the gap between faith and society – this he will do in the Winter Living Theology series of lectures…
Two young people had a desire to make a difference in their community and Church, and have been able to do so by joining the St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP). Ofentse Mahasha, who is 19, and Lindokuhle Mwelase, 22, both of St Philip Neri parish in Moletsane, Soweto, said that through the SVP, their eyes have been opened to the needs of many families.