All Catholics are called to be missionaries, but for lay people to evangelise well, they must be spiritually equipped, suggests Fr Ralph De Hahn. All baptised Christians share the consecrated life in Christ and...
Category: lay ministry
More than 250 members of the Legion of Mary, as well as delegates from the Eastern Cape and Cape Town, attended the legion’s founding celebration at Our Mother of Perpetual Help parish in Malabar, Port Elizabeth. The event celebrated 85 years of the Legion of Mary in South Africa.
Have our people already forgotten the significance of their baptism by water, blood, fire and the anointing of the Holy Spirit (Mt 3:11; Acts 1:5)? It would appear so.
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.
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.
The pope’s prayer intention for May is that the lay faithful may fulfil their specific mission, by responding with creativity to the challenges that face the world today.
Br Renato Lima de Oliveira of Brazil, the 16th president-general of the SVP, visited seven African countries where the society’s presence is strong: Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Central African Republic, Zambia, Mozambique, Botswana and South Africa.
As part of our ongoing series of profiles of Catholic organisations that are active in the Southern African Church, NEREESHA PATEL looks at the history, activities and charism of the Kolping Society.
Witbank diocese’s Catholic Young Adults group is running children’s literacy classes, with competitions between parishes.
Gloria Linke sells The Southern Cross at Sacred Heart parish in Green Point, Cape Town. We love receiving your photos of parishioners selling The Southern Cross — please keep them coming! Send photos to...
The Women’s Group from St Catherine of Siena parish in Kleinvlei, Cape Town, had their annual retreat at St Anthony’s in the Valley chapel on the Nagenoeg farm in Stellenbosch. The theme for the day...
Members of the Association of Catholic Tertiary Students (ACTS) in the Western Cape embarked on a poignant tour of the Castle in Cape Town. Completed in 1679 by the Dutch East India Company, the Castle is the oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa.