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.
Category: lay ministry
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.
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.
When a group of young Catholics noticed that many children don’t have shoes to wear to school, they decided to act. The Young Roman Catholic Men’s Union in Port Elizabeth started a project in 2015 to provide poor children with free school shoes…
Young couples need help when they begin their life together. Family life ministry activist Mahadi Buthelezi tells ERIN CARELSE about a seminar she and her husband Rob have introduced to give such couples the skills for happiness together forever.
A group of young adults in the greater Durban area have taken Catholic theology to the bars, quite literally. Starting in 2016, Theology on Tap has hosted 15 talks on theological topics that are important, and of interest, to young Catholic adults today.
The Knights of da Gama Order is a South African brotherhood of Catholic men who are proactively engaged in spiritual, social and charitable works. There are about 1500 knights across the country.