Category: Diaconate

Women Deacons: No Resolution?

Patrick Dacey, Johannesburg – It is disappointing Pope Francis’ commission appointed to ascertain the merits of women becoming deacons has stalled. “Papa” Francis has displayed many acts of wisdom in his papacy, but on...

Deacon Callum Scott Ordained to the Diaconate!

Professor Callum Scott was ordained to the permanent diaconate for the archdiocese of Pretoria by Archbishop William Slattery OFM at St Augustine’s church in Silverton. The new deacon will exercise his ministry in Silverton parish with the Comboni Missionaries. More Stories:...

How Deacons are Called to Serve

The Church has two types of deacons: permanent and transitory; the latter being future priests. To mark the December 26 feast of St Stephen, REV RUNAINE RADINE, who was ordained to the transitory diaconate...

Three New Deacons Ordained!

Three deacons were ordained by Cardinal Wilfrid Napier at St Michael’s parish in Red Hill, Durban. The new deacons (from left) are Meshack Kali, Theobald King, and Neelan Reddy. (Photo: Toni Joharie) More Stories:...

10 Years for Deacon Keith Peter McKenzie

Deacon Keith Peter McKenzie of Our Lady of Loreto parish in Kempton Park, Johannesburg, celebrated the tenth anniversary of his ordination. A celebration was organised at the church and after Mass, parish priest Fr...

New Deacons for St Benedict’s Cathedral in Eshowe!

St Benedict’s cathedral in Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal, celebrated the ordination of new deacons. (Photo: Kwazi Shandu) More Stories: 50 Years Later, Deacons Not Fully Understood but Fully Appreciated Comboni Missionary Ricardo de Sousa Ordained a...

Fruits of Our Family Mission Statement

When our children were small, we tried to show them who they were from the inside by being godly on the outside. Our parents instilled in us great principles and values and we wanted to do the same for our children so that they could be responsible citizens of the world. We encouraged them to be strong on the inside and at peace on the outside.