Zamdela Celebrates the Feast of the Martyrs of Uganda

On the 5th June 2016, the parishioners of Zamdela, Sasolburg, in the diocese of Kroonstad, South Africa gathered to celebrate the feast of their patron: the Martyrs of Uganda. Prior to the high mass, the parishioners were full of song and jubilation as they welcomed the local ordinary Rt Rev Peter Holiday, Bishop of the diocese of Kroonstad. There was a walking procession to the church led by children accompanied by church groups: Chiro Youth Club, St Ann, and St Joseph, Catholic Women’s League, Christian Life Group, St Stephens, St Cecilia, Sacred Heart group, friends and invited guests from neighbouring parishes. The bishop was given a guard of honour by the Knights of Da Gama. The procession, though it was a cold Sunday morning, attracted many onlookers in the township.

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Yom ha-Shoa – Holocaust Memorial Day

Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, ended at sunset today, Thursday. Rabbi Moshe Silberhaft, the 'Travelling Rabbi', a Member of the South African Jewish Board of Deputies with pastoral care of Jewish communities and solitary Jews in Sub-Saharan Africa including the island of Mauritius, gave this address in Mauritius at the service commemorating Yom Hashoah. Stephen Giles mhm First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—

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Mill Hill South Africa 150th Jubilee Celebrations

This year 2016, St Joseph’s Missionary Society, commonly known as the Mill Hill Missionaries, is celebrating a century and a half of bringing the love of Christ to the four corners of the World. According to the General Superior of the Mill Hill Missionaries, Father Michael Corcoran MHM, this is a significant jubilee, a significant milestone in the life of St Joseph’s Missionary Society as “it marks a substantial contribution to the Church for over 150 years. Through Cardinal Vaughan’s vision and the growth of our own society, I’m aware that so many other missionary societies of women and men have flourished in the UK due to the scope and reach of the Mill Hill Missionaries. All these friends of ours are invited to celebrate with us this year and as we collaborate in the future to nurture the vocation of all our people today for a life on mission, whether women, men, lay or religious”.

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