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 presided over by Fr. Masilo Selemela, together with his SJV colleagues, Fr. Bongani Mbhele and Fr. Sibusiso Sithathu. After Mass there was a concert hosted by the Parish in which both young and old people from the Parish showcased their musical talents; and the SJV Seminarians shook the people off their seats with their singing, gumboots, and a sketch play.

It was a day marked by a strong bond of fellowship and Christian spirit and everyone who was present there can attest to that. Our gratitude goes to the Parish Priest, Fr. Joseph Matsau and the whole Parish of Blessed Isadore Bakanja for such a day well spent together as a Christian community.

By Gabriel Caleni – Philosophy 2 Student