The Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Peter Wells, was the main celebrant during the Academic Mass. He also presided over the ceremony of admitting the 1st year Theology students into 'candidacy'. (18...
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 Tlotlo le be ho Molimo, and Kabelo ea ka entle. I must say the Gloria (Tlotlo le be ho Molimo) with their female voices made many of us miss our home parishes and they sung it with energy and joy.
In his Homily, Fr. Richard April said that the cross of Jesus is at the cross it is not a sign of shame or powerlessness, but it is at the cross that we see the love of Jesus for us. It is our moments of suffering that Jesus transforms. For, as Revelation 21:4 says, ‘He will wipe away all tears from their eyes: there will be no more death, and no more mourning or sadness or pain. The world of the past has gone.’”
After Mass a mini-concert followed where the seminarians entertained the visitors by displaying their various musical and artistic talents. Everyone enjoyed this as well as the speeches that were made. What struck us was to see these young adults having time for us “seminarians” which motivated us, seeing that there are those who of our age who have time for us, and who keep us in their prayers. MAY GOD BLESS THEM!
By: Tshepo Maseko – Philosophy 2 Student