Category: Ministry

Centre in Jeffreys Bay Named for Fr Paul Fahy

By Frank Nunan – Fire and flood, these “elements seem determined to mark major events surrounding the late Fr Paul Fahy, making sure that we remember them vividly”, guests at the opening of a new...

J & P Advocacy Strategies: How to be an Agent of Change

The Justice & Peace Commission of Durban archdiocese hosted a workshop on advocacy, lobbying and training at Albert Falls Conference Centre. The workshop was presented by archdiocese J&P coordinator Kalie Senyane, with chaplain Fr Cyril Xaba, Fr Sipho Mbatha of Eshowe diocese, Robert Mafinyori of the SACBC Justice & Peace Commission, and Dr Kudakwashe Shonhiwa of Peace Oasis International.

When the Devil Strikes, Exorcists are Ready for Battle

St John Paul II once called Lent a period of “spiritual training” for sharpening people’s ability to recognise “the voice of God and the insidious voice of the evil one.” But those skills need constant exercise. Priests need to have the right training to do battle with the devil and spiritually assist their people.

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.

Life Teen Conference Registration Opens

Registration for Life Teen SA’s three-day Empower Joburg 2018 conference has officially opened. The conference, to be held in Centurion, Gauteng, from April 13-15 at the Padre Pio Retreat Centre, aims to facilitate new ideas about youth ministry in South Africa.

St Joseph’s Theological Institute: Formation for Mission and Ministry Conference

St Joseph’s Theological Institute will hold its fifth academic conference from April 5-7 at its campus in Cedara, near Pietermaritzburg. This year’s theme is “Formation for Mission and Ministry”, relating to the Synod of Bishops on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment to be held in Rome in October.

AoS Chaplains Help Unpaid Seafarers

When a group of seafarers were left in limbo in the port of Durban  after their ship was detained following the non-payment of wages, Catholic charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) came to the rescue.

Southern Cross Seller Gregory Bennette!

Gregory Bennette is a long-time seller of The Southern Cross at All Saints parish in Ennerdale, Johannesburg, and parishioners say he’s “passionate” about promoting the paper, and always “humble and caring”. We love receiving...

Forgotten Out At Sea

There is one group whose work over the holiday season will probably go unnoticed since they work invisibly during Christmas and indeed throughout the year. That group are seafarers.