SJV Bids Farewell to 3 Formators

SJV Bids Farewell to 3 Formators

On Friday, 7 November 2014, the SJV Community formally bid farewell to 3 Priests, Fathers Owen Wilcock, Ricardo Smuts, and John Bosco Asiimwe who leave at the end of this year having fulfilled their mandates to return to their respective Dioceses. A Mass of Thanksgiving at 17h00 was followed by the Farewell Function. In addition […]

Installation of Acolytes

Installation of Acolytes

At a solemn celebration of Mass on 29 October 2014, 15 students nearing their completion of Theology 2, were installed to the ministry of Acolyte by Archbishop William Slattery of the Archdiocese of Pretoria. In his homily, Archbishop Slattery encouraged those who were going to be installed acolytes, that in their ministry they must have […]

Graduation 2014

Graduation 2014

On Wednesday, 22 October 2014, SJV Seminary held its sixth Graduation Ceremony whereby the Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (BA.Phil.) Degree was conferred on 29 candidates, while the Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.) Degree was conferred on 13 candidates. The graduation celebration consisted of two parts, the Mass of Thanksgiving held in the Chapel at 15h00, […]

SJV visits Blessed Isadore Bankanja Parish!

SJV visits Blessed Isadore Bankanja Parish!

On 12 October 2014, members of the Seminary Community went on a pastoral visit to Blessed Isadore Bakanja Parish at Protea Glen Ext 1, Soweto, in the Archdiocese of Johannesburg. It was a Sunday like any other, with beautiful singing and a harmonious atmosphere which left many in a state of happiness. The mass was […]

Public Lecture at SJV!

Public Lecture at SJV!

On Monday, 6 October 2014 at 15h00, the SJV community were delighted to welcome Fr Paul Requena, a lecturer at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, who is on a visit to South Africa. His lecture was titled: “Current Bioethical Issues: A Challenge for Christian Reflection“. Fr Requena situated Bioethics within the […]

Visit from Holy Family Parish, Spruitview

Visit from Holy Family Parish, Spruitview

On Sunday, 5 October 2014, SJV Staff and Students were welcomed members of the Holy Family Parish, Spruitview, Catholic Women’s League (CWL), to the Seminary. The Visitors arrived in time to join in our Sunday Celebration of Mass at 9h00, whereafter everyone gathered in the Hall for the presentation of some musical items and entertainment. […]

SJV Students Elect New Student Council!

SJV Students Elect New Student Council!

On Friday, 4 October 2014, the Students gathered to elect its new Student Council which will serve until October 2015. The Student Council was elected as follows: President: Xolani Ndaba; Vice-President: Phumlani Mbatha; Secretary: Thabang Shilane; Treasurer: Tshepo Maseko; Academic Representative: Tumelo Mosito; Deputy Academic Representative: Jason Lottering; Sports and Entertainment Co-ordinator: Setlharemang Letseng; Transport […]

Young Adults visit from Soshanguve

Young Adults visit from Soshanguve

On Sunday 14 September 2014, SJV hosted the Young Adult group from St Charles Lwanga Parish, Soshanguve. They call themselves YACO which means (Young Adults Catholic Organization) and are full of zeal and passion for serving the Lord in their own way. The day started with Mass in which they took part as they sung […]

SJV Marks Heritage Month!

SJV Marks Heritage Month!

During the month of September in our country we commemorate the heritage and the diversity of the people of our country. Thus, as part of our formation we have incorporated an annual “Cultural Day” where we as the SJV community also celebrate and express the diversity and uniqueness of our own cultures, as well as […]