All souls massAll Souls Mass 2018

On the 3rd of November we were given a reason why we should remember and pray for our dearly departed.

What a blessed all souls celebration we had. We were priviledged and fortunate to receive 2 thought and action provoking homilies from His Grace Buti Thlagale.

The first was comfort in knowing that there are 6 good reasons to honour our dead.

The second and more heart wrenching was the deterioration of the family and more specifically the love intended by our Lord between a husband and wife. We need to be BEST friends with each other. He implored us to every now and then to review this journey towards being ONE... lest we forget and get side tracked.

The weather was just awesome as we called on the saints and the loved ones ukuthi basiThandazele!

The Diocese thanks all the efforts and sacrifices made to make this day a success! Mayidunyiswe njalo!

Feast of St Margaret Mary Alacoque - Oct 20 2018

Uzoyazi kanjani Inhliziyo uma ungayihambeli? This was one of those days. Our celebration of our patron saint Margaret Mary Alacoque started with an amazing procession of the holy rosary, guided by Fr Teboho Matseke. The beauty of the dignified honoring of our Lady by members in blue and red was something to behold.

This was followed by the history of our saint told by a "warrior" of the Sacred Heart. Ugogo wemakwayikwayi hayi amapumps reminded us of the wealth we have in our own. Mam Nkuna captured the membership with her experience.... since joining on 4 July 1954..... of the Heart we serve.

Fr Lawrence Mduduzi Ndlovu followed this with how proud we should be as catholics. Yes njengamaKhatholika"Kha"....do you know what we are about? Is our relationship with the Eucharist as it should be! This is the ultimate source and "summit" of our faith.....not only as catholics but more so as devotees of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Feast Day

After a beautuful sunny morning of this....we were further blessed by soft patter of rain. As we were still appreciating this, Fr Nkosinathi Nkabinde fired a heated homily on whether siyalazi kahle loluthando lwaleNhliziyo? Uzolifakaza kanjani uma ungalazi? This Love is only made visible by our deeds. Are you a reflection and evidence of this love? Until we know the breadth, height, length of this love we will never experience the cleansing properties... sifane noXhamu.

In closing Fr Ndlovu thanked the hospality of Fr Matthews and st Lambert, his parish. He commended on the beauty of the sacristy...a clear sign and practice that the things of God were deserving of the best. He challenged us as the Sacred heart on whether we gave Him the same honour in our own parishes. He also encouraged us to extend the devotion to all our loved ones...this was not exclusive to the sodality.

Are we up to the challenge maNhliziyo!!!! Yes we can!! Sesithunyiwe ke!

Thanksgiving 2018

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Successful Probationers Workshop

Probationers Workshop

Saturday the 8th September 2018 was our annual formators. Yes Fr "formators" and bakokoti workshop. Fr Lawrence Mduduzi Ndlovu our chaplain opened the session by reminding the formators of the immense responsibility as "depositors of our faith." As catholics we have our standard tools of the trade such as
1. The catechism of the catholic church
2.Bible
3.Hymn book
4. Relationship with the rosary and divine mercy
5. The catholic calendar.

Our job is to use them! We cannot assume that people know!

He reminded the formators that they owed it to the candidates to be PREPARED. The sodality was further reminded that although this was placed within the vice chairperson portfolio, we had to make sure that the BEST people were allowed to teach. He did not forget to reiterate the importance of attending the annual retreat by all.

Our president took over the baton with a welcoming message from Jer. 1V5. On His plan for us. Her analogy of boarding the sodality train which is bound to be uncomfortable but needed perseverance to reach the destination of the Heart of Jesus was apt.

 

Bakokoti

Baba uNgcongo, as only he can, passionately shared on the origins of this great sodality, grounding us even more.

I can assure you that by the end of the day, you would have bought into the prayer that "Sekungathi bonke abangayazi leNhliziyo bangayazi bayithande baluqhonde uthando Lwayo"

 

Council Meeting

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What a cold day we had today...sommer out of the blue.... this was in no way a reflection of the hot debates we had today as the Sacred Heart JHB council. The full attendance of both the deanery representative and the spiritual advisors was heart warming and testament of the dedication of our leaders. The revised size of this council was conducive to open debate in a safe environment which was decision driven. Such passion and common interest for the progress of this devotion...halala! Sacred heart! Psalm 91 opened and directed this meeting. Heartfelt thank you to our leaders!

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