Believe what you proclaim.

These are the words that were used by the Presider, Right Reverend Bishop Duncan Tsoke, Auxilary of the Archdiocese of Johannesburg during the installation of Lectors at St John Vianney Seminary. The Installation took place on Wednesday 17 May 2017 and was marked by beautiful singing from the SJV Choir and parti cipation from all. During his homily the Bishop used the language of social media to encourage the Lectors, as he asked them to regard the Word of God as sacred WiFi and to always stay close to the source; that which they are to proclaim. He furthermore encouraged the lectors to be sacred hotspots for the people so that through their proclamation of the Word, they connect people with God.

In the end the Bishop encouraged the Lectors and all those present, to be themselves, because if one is not oneself, one leads a fake life. This reminded me of the maxim of St Francis de Sales: “Let us be what we are, be that well; in order to bring honour to the Master Craftsman whose handiwork we are.”

Fusi Khumalo, a seminarian of the Archdiocese of Johannesburg, who thanked the Bishop for his presence and making time in his schedule to come and install the lectors and wished him well.

By Alfred De Wee