Category: lay ministry

Church-Government TB Partnership!

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.

Young Women: ‘Why we are SVP Members’

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.

Southern Cross Seller Gloria Linke!

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...

ACTS Students Bond in Castle Tour

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.

Women Walk with Mary by Their Side

The Schoenstatt Women’s League – Modelling themselves after Mary, the Mother of God — the “first living tabernacle” who bore Jesus — these women have pledged to live their baptismal promises more consciously in daily life: in their parishes, places of work, their communities and their families.