“Wake up the world” Pope Francis challenges parishes..

[i] “We must not  hide , …we  have so much to give the world”   Pope Francis admonishes Christian people to shake off pessimism, mistrust of modern reality, negativity and listlessness.  Concluding the Year of Faith with his exhortation “The joy…

Christmas Greetings.

December 20, 2013 Christmas Greetings. I greet you from Pretoria with the lovely invitation of Pope Francis in his new Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium; “I invite all ….everywhere, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ….No one is excluded from the…

Requiem Mass for President Mandela

Requiem Mass for President Mandela

Mass for President Mandela, cathedral in Pretoria, Friday 13 2013 led by Cardinal Turkkson and Archbishop Slattery with an address by the Minister of Primary Education, Ms Angie Motshekga   Click Here to view more photos

Consultation for the Synod on Families.

The Holy Father has called an Extra-Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops (5-19 October, 2014) with the theme “Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization“. Following a normal synod procedure, a set of questions (lineamenta)…

Family Life Desk Meeting Minutes

Family Life Day (FLD) Meeting November 9, 2013, Saturday Jolivet House AGENDA: 1. Opening Prayer 2. Minutes of the Meeting 3. Year of Faith Closing Celebration 4. Marriage Course Materials 5. Planning for each Parishes for next year a. Family…

Highlights of the meeting and in the Family Life Desk

1. Deaneries are well represented except the Northern Deanery. 2. Study the material given to us for Marriage Course and Pre-Marriage Courses 3. Plans to engage with Natural Family Planning for next year 4. Plans for next year: a. Men’s…

Justice and Peace Report

PRETORIA ARCH DIOCESE JUSTICE & PEACE DEVELOPMENTAL REPORT PERIOD WORK DONE IMPACT/CHANGE ENABLED CHALLENGES  September to November 2013 Held One Executive Meeting on 19/10/2013 and One General Meeting on 02/11/2013 *More commitment towards growth and vision and mission of J&P…