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                  PRIVATE BAG X10, DOORNFONTEIN 2028                                                                                                         Telephone (011) 402 6400

                         Diary                                                 Call to implement the Synod resolutions
          OCTOBER IS
               9 October to 27 November
                                                                               Rise to the challenge
                                                                                                                                                         freshness of being, a simple, yet
                   Study of Theology                                                                                                                     rich, embodiment of the Spirit.
                    of the Body with
                  Adrian D'Olliveira                                                                                                                           Journeying together
                                                    o not be afraid. The
                  19:30 on Thursdays
                St Charles, Victory Park
                                           “D       Holy Spirit, the
                                           Counsellor is with us,” said
                                                                                                                                                         The Synod is the start of a new
                                                                                                                                                         journey. There is no “they”,
                  Jenny 072 673 2521                                                                                                                     warned the Archbishop calling
                                           Archbishop Buti Tlhagale at the
                                                                                                                                                         on every single Catholic in the
                                           conclusion of his homily at the
                                                                                                                                                         Archdiocese to accept the
                11 to 26 October           celebratory Mass marking the
                                                                                                                                                         challenge of implementing the
            Personality and Human          end of the first Synod of the
                                                                                                                                                         resolutions of the Synod and to
              Relations workshop.          Archdiocese of Johannesburg.
                                                                                                                                                         adopt an attitude of listening to
                  Who am I?                The Synod, convoked by the
                                                                                                                                                         the Holy Spirit. In the light of
            2nd, 3rd & 4th weekends        Archbishop, was held in
                                                                                                                                                         renewed spirituality being one of
                   of October              Boksburg on 25 and 26 Sep-
                                                                                                                                                         the priorities of the Synod he
             Coronationville, Verena       tember. The Mass of thanks-
                                                                                                                                                         called on every sodality and
          011 648-3456, 072-375-9053       giving was celebrated at the
                                                                                                                                                         group, even small prayer groups,
                                           historic Regina Mundi church in
                  Sr Augustine                                                                                                                           to re-examine their spirituality,
                                           Soweto on Sunday 28 September
          011 673-4712, 073-483-6067                                                                                                                     to write it down, to share it and
                                           and the opening service at De La
                                                                                                                                                         so enrich the Archdiocese so that
                                           Salle College, Victory Park on
              Saturday 25 October                                                                                                                        it becomes like the city built on
                                           24 September, Heritage day.
              Meditation morning                                                                                                                         the hilltop which cannot be
                                               In his homily to a packed
          on the Art Work of Wilfred                                                                                                                     hidden or the lamp lit and placed
                                           Regina Mundi the Archbishop
                                                                                                                                                         on a stand to give light to all in
          Joye led by Bernie Mullen        reported that the Synod had been
                                                                                                                                                         the house.
                 09:00 to 13:00            a success. “The Synod has been       His Grace, Buti Tlhagale, Archbishop of Johannesburg, makes his              Archbishop Tlhagale urged
           Bohareng; 11 Barossa Rd         a new outpouring of the Spirit on    way to the altar of Regina Mundi church to celebrate a Mass in           the Catholics of the Archdiocese
                  Kensington               the Archdiocese,” he said. It had    thanksgiving of a successful Synod.                                      of Johannesburg to seek to
               Call 011 618 3964           been a period of soul searching,
                                                                                                                         The Archbishop paid tribute     become genuine Disciples of
                                           an assessment of the spiritual       However unattainable the ideal
                                                                                                                     to the Youth, who met in a pre-     Jesus Christ who “humbled
           Saturday 25 October             progress made in the                 may seem, Catholics must aspire
                                                                                                                     synod session at the Cathedral      himself, becoming obedient to
                                           Archdiocese. The Synod has           to it and “go beyond the human
       Day retreat for People living                                                                                                                     death, even death on a cross.”
                                           identified, sometimes with           threshold” in their work to          on 20 and 21 September, on
          with HIV/AIDS and                                                                                          their input to the Synod. Their                  St Paul’s letter to the
                                           unflattering frankness, the weak-    achieve it. “The more spiritually,
        Caregivers led by Sr Irene                                              socially, culturally, economically   report to the Synod regenerated                        Philippians 2:8.
                                           nesses of our local church and
             Kalvelage O.P.                the stumbling blocks in the way      diverse we are the harder it is to   the Synod deliberations with
              08:30 to 15:00               of working towards the ideal.        become a Christian family.”          new life. The Youth have a
        RSVP Sr Claudia or Gloria

           Saturday 25 October
      Ordination to the Priesthood
                                                            Four New Deacons for the Archdiocese
      of Rev Rampeoane ‘Rampe’                              At the beginning of September, not only were             ordinands and symbolically,           “Glory be to him whose power,
        Hlobo SJ by Archbishop                              we able to celebrate the arrival of spring, but          while the priests invested the         working in us, can do infinitely
             Tlhagale OMI                                   also the Ordination to the Permanent                     Deacons with their stoles, their             more than we can ask or
                  11:00                                     Deaconate of Keith McKenzie, John Rahme,                 wives presented the dalmatics to                   imagine.” Eph 3:20
        St Martin de Porres Parish                          Errol Scott and Paddy Maddison.                          their husbands.                     The candidates for ordination to
        9306 Ngobese St, Orlando                                                                                         Reverend Keith McKenzie,        the Permanent Deaconate pros-
               West Soweto                                                                                           speaking on behalf of the ordi-     trate themselves before the altar.
                                                                                                                     nands expressed his thanks to all   Bridget Maddison Clark who
       Fr M Morare 079-026-7737
                                                                                                                     those who had helped them on        wrote this report said, ‘It was a
      Thabang Seleke 082-549-4447
                                                                                                                     their journey to being ordained     very spiritual moment. It takes you
                                                                                                                     to the Permanent Deaconate.         back in time to Biblical times.’
           Sunday 26 October
         Mass of Thanksgiving
        Father Rampe Hlobo SJ
                  08:30                    Rev Paddy        Rev Erroll         Rev John         Rev Keith
        St Martin de Porres Parish         Maddison of      Scott of St        Rahme of         McKenzie of
            9306 Ngobese St,               Victory Park     John Bosco         Germiston        Kempton Park
              Orlando West
       Fr M Morare 079-026-7737
      Thabang Seleke 082-549-4447          T    he celebration was held on
                                                Saturday 6 September at the
                                           Cathedral of Christ the King in
                                                                                deacons will now play. They are
                                                                                tasked with service and evange-
                                                                                lization in their home parishes.
                                           Johannesburg and was attended        They are now also at the dispos-
        Wednesday 29 October
                                           by a large turnout of family,        al of the Archbishop to serve,
      Ongoing formation for clergy
                                           friends, members of the parishes     wherever there is a need in the
        Preaching with Stories             and priests from all over the        Archdiocese and are charged to
        Fr Chris Chatteris SJ              Archdiocese.                         evangelise through spreading the
             9:30 till lunch                   During his homily, his Grace,    gospel.
           Holy Trinity Hall,              Archbishop Buti Tlhagale                 His Grace expressed his
             Braamfontein                  emphasized the role that the new     appreciation to the wives of the

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ROLL ON 2010                                                                                                            LITURGY
The Cathedral has been cut off from
Saratoga Avenue by extensive road works.
                                                                                                                  QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
The road-widening is part of the upgrades
associated with readying the precinct                                                                             QUESTION                             commission separate vestments
around Coca-Cola Park, formerly Ellis                                                                             What is the significance of the      for Advent and Lent, then the
Park, for the Soccer World Cup in 2010.                                                                           differently coloured vestments       current practice is to choose a
A Rea Vaya route will run along Saratoga                                                                          used during the liturgical year?     deep purple at the blue end of the
Avenue. Rea Vaya, "we are going", is the                                                                                                               spectrum for Advent, and a
brand name given to the City’s new system                                                                         ANSWER                               redder shade of violet for Lent.
of 325km of special public transport lanes                                                                        The colours used in the Latin                    GREEN
and intersections. Coupled with the new                                                                           Rite were standardised by Pius V     Green is the colour of trees and
access roads from Joe Slovo Drive and the                                                                         in 1570. Since 1970, bishops’        plants. It is thus a colour we use
proximity of Gautrain’s Park Station these                                                                        conferences have been allowed        during Ordinary Time when we
transport upgrades will make the Cathedral                                                                        to make local rules, to ensure       are attempting to grow in our
accessible by both public and private                                                                             that the chosen colours speak to     faith day by day. Green was once
transport as never before.                                                                                        the local culture. Six colours are   considered the colour of the Holy
                                                                                                                  most commonly used.                  Spirit and this is probably why it
                                                                                                                              WHITE                    was originally employed for the

We celebrate with our                                                        Confirmations                        As the colour of pure light, white   Sundays after Pentecost.

                                                                              Young people of the Archdiocese     symbolises purity and glory.         Other colours
priests and deacons                                                                   will receive the
                                                                             Sacrament of Confirmation in their
                                                                                                                  White is used for all the major
                                                                                                                  feasts of Our Lord, apart from
                                                                                                                  his Passion, for the Blessed
                                                                                                                                                       Black may be used for All Souls’
                                                                                                                                                       Day. It may also be used for
                                                                                    parishes as follows.                                               funerals as the traditional colour
                                                                                                                  Virgin, and for all saints who
       Three priests share a birthday                                                 Pray with them.
                                                                                                                  were not martyrs. White is also
                                                                                                                                                       for mourning, though the Order
                                                                                                                                                       of Christian Funerals # 39 warns
                                                                                      SUNDAY 5TH                  used for ritual Masses of bap-       that black may not offer a sense
F   athers Peter Galloway, Benedict Mahlangu and Anthony Thouard
    all celebrate their birthday on 28th October. Also sharing their
birthdays are Fathers Peter McCluskey and Dino Miotto on the
                                                                                 Our Lady of Peace
                                                                                                                  tism, marriage, and holy orders,
                                                                                                                  though the various ritual books
                                                                                                                  now call for vestments “of a
                                                                                                                                                       of hope in the face of death.
                                                                                                                                                       Rose coloured vestments are a
                                                                                                                                                       gentle pink. This was once
5th October; on the 19th Fathers John Converset and Philip Joseph                                                 festive colour”, thus allowing for
                                                                                   WEDNESDAY 8TH                                                       considered symbolic of joy, so it
Miller and Fathers Chaka Motanyane and Krzysztof Rychcik on                                                       some variety in local cultures. As
                                                                                       18:00                                                           may be used on the third Sunday
30th October. Father Ronald Cairns has his birthday on the 3rd October                                            the colour of resurrection, white
                                                                             Immaculate Conception                                                     of Advent and the fourth Sunday
followed by Fr Daniel Sehlapelo the next day. Fr Michael Austen                                                   is now used for funeral Masses
                                                                                        Rosebank                                                       of Lent, midway through those
marks the 6th and Rev Dr Miguel Gonzalez the 21st. Father Martin                                                  and other Masses of the dead.        seasons. Blue is found in
Morrissey has his birthday on 29th October.                                           FRIDAY 10TH                 White can be substituted with        Catholic vestment catalogues as
    Ordained in October 2004 on the 23rd was Fr Luke Cheketri.                           18:30                    gold or silver, especially on        an Advent colour, even though is
Fr Raphael Ntlou was ordained in 1966 on 24th and Rev Dick Scallan              Our Lady of Mercy                 major feastdays.                     has never been officially
was ordained a Deacon on 26th October.                                                   Springs
                                                                                                                                RED                    approved as such. In certain
                                                                                    SATURDAY 11TH                 Red is the colour of blood, there-   places long ago, blue was used
                                                                                        17:30                     fore it is used for the Passion of   for St. Michael, or as a substitute
               Letters to the Editor                                                 Cathedral
                                                                                 of Christ the King
                                                                                                                  Christ, and for the feasts of        for black at requiems. Today,
                                                                                                                                                       blue is prescribed in some parts
                                                                                                                  apostles and martyrs. Red is also
                                                                                                                  seen as the colour of fire and so    of Spain for the Solemnity of the
‘PC’ is anti-life                      Queen not RC                                   SUNDAY 12TH
                                                                                                                  is used at Masses of the Holy        Immaculate Conception.
The letter ‘Catholicism down-          Manny de Freitas’ letter                          St Paul                  Spirit like Pentecost Sunday. It
trodden’ (Archdiocesan News,           (Archdiocesan News, September)                                                                                  The colours of the vestments are
                                                                                         Tsakane                  may be used for confirmation
September) cited an example of         laments the fact that the bride of                                                                              symbolic so we should not need
                                                                                                                  Masses, provided these do not
Catholics not speaking out on          Queen Elizabeth’s grandson                   SATURDAY 18TH                                                      to put additional symbols on top
                                                                                                                  fall on one of the major feastdays
crucial issues for fear of being       renounced her Catholic faith.                    09:00                                                          of the colours. Parishes which
                                                                                                                  or a Sunday of Advent,
labeled ‘politically incorrect’.           The Queen should renounce            St Charles Lwanga                                                      cannot afford multiple sets of
                                                                                                                  Christmas, Lent or Easter.
The dangers of venerating              the title “Defender of the Faith”              Orange Farm                                                      vestments should stick to simple
‘political correctness’ at the         awarded to Henry VII by the                                                     PURPLE / VIOLET                 designs without pictures. It looks
                                                                                      SUNDAY 19TH                 At the time of Christ, purple was    silly to see thorns and nails on an
expense of the truth were well         Pope as reward for the book                       10:00
illustrated in an address by           “The Defense of the Seven                                                  the most expensive clothing dye,     Advent vestment, or tongues of
                                                                               Our Lady of Lebanon                and so purple clothes were           fire on Palm Sunday. Plain
Cardinal Wilfred Napier to             Sacraments” written by St                        Mulbarton
Catholic educators reported in         Thomas More on his behalf. The                                             reserved for the imperial authori-   colours prove more versatile!
The Star, 9 Oct 06) wherein he         Anglican faith that the Queen                  FRIDAY 24TH                 ties. Violet entered into church
                                                                                                                  use as late as the thirteenth        Each of the questions presented
stated, inter alia, as follows “Our    adheres to is not the faith that                  19:00
                                                                                                                  century. The medieval Romans         in this column comes from one
country’s present constitution is      Henry espoused at the time. He             St Maria Goretti
                                                                                                                  considered it a colour of melan-     of the parishes of the
fiercely anti-life through its drive   was a Roman Catholic. The                         Riverlea
                                                                                                                  choly and affliction, and so it      Archdiocese of Johannesburg and
to promote contraception,              Queen’s Anglican-Catholic faith                SUNDAY 26TH                                                      is answered by Father Thomas
abortion on demand and same            is not Roman, does not accept                                              came to be used for the times of
                                                                                         09:30                    preparation and purification,        Plastow, S.J. You are welcome to
sex marriage. The constitution is      the Pope, ordains women, and             Our Lady of Cedars                                                     e-mail questions to
being placed above all else            accepts as clergy partners in a                                            Advent and Lent. It may also be
                                                                                       Woodmead                   used at funerals and on All or write
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from the family for generations.       union between the Church                                                   Souls’ Day. If churches wish to
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 2                                                       Visit our website at                                                    Archdiocesan News
 October is Mission Month

I  n October special collections will
   be taken up in each Parish of the
                                          OCTOBER MONTH IS MISSION MONTH
Archdiocese for the Pontifical             Pope Benedict XVI has called on all baptized Catholics to make the spreading of the Gospel
Mission Society. Pope Benedict
                                            an absolute priority because only in Jesus Christ is there a future for our troubled world.
XVI has called on all baptised
Catholics to make the spreading of
the Gospel an absolute priority
because only in Jesus Christ is there
a future for our troubled world.
                                                                        One Million Rand (R1m)
    Last year R447,000 was raised
                                                          is hoped to be raised from the Archdiocese of Johannesburg
in the Archdiocese. This year                                            for the spreading of the Gospel.
Fr Anthony Nunes hopes to reach                   Please contribute generously to the Second Collection (P.M.S. Collection)
R1 million.                                    that will be taken at all masses on the four weekends of October in your Parish.
    The funds collected are used for
church buildings. The PMS fund
made 2 grants to the Archdiocese                 PONTIFICAL MISSION SOCIETIES (P.M.S.)
last year, R150,000 towards the
Church of Our Lady of Africa at
Mohlakeng and R300,000 towards
                                                              ... working to bring the nations to Jesus Christ.
Sacred Heart Centre at Walkerville.

                                                                                                                                                                 Pictured at the national
     Power of the Rosary                                                                                                                                         Conference of the Catholic
                                                                                                                                                                 Women’s League held in

O     ctober is dedicated to the
      devotion of the rosary.
St Dominic, founder of the
                                        rosary He becomes better known,
                                        loved, worshipped in a way
                                        befitting Him. As we pray it we
                                                                                                                                                                 Cape Town at the end of
                                                                                                                                                                 August are Elaine Phillips
                                                                                                                                                                 and Anne Maseko, East
Dominican order, introduced the         meditate on the mystery of                                                                                               Rand President who was
rosary. In 1261 Pope Urban IV           Christ’s life, death and resurrec-                                                                                       awarded Honorary Life
proclaimed the rosary as a devo-        tion, in which Our Lady played                                                                                           Membership. Elaine, a
tion. In the history of the Church      so an important part.                                                                                                    member of Victory Park
various privileges became asso-             Our Lady is the Queen of                                                                                             parish, is the immediate
ciated with praying the rosary.         Heaven and of mankind and has a                                                                                          past National President of
Our Lady revealed the rosary            right to our homage. The Church                                                                                          CWL and a member of the
devotion to St Dominic when he          urges us to offer Her a triple                                                                                           Board of the World Union
was despondent and anxious about        crown of roses called the Rosary.                                                                                        of Catholic Women’s
the spiritual desolation caused by      Through the prayer of the rosary,                                                                                        Organisations on which she
the heresy of the Albigensis. Our       God’s help was implored when                                                                                             delivered a paper to the
Lady said to him, “The earth will       Europe was in danger of an                                                                                               Conference.
to date be barren until it will be      Islamic invasion. When on
fertilized by rain.” Dominic            October 7, 1571 a victory was
understood that the devotion to         achieved at Lepanto, Saint Pope         Woman from the Archdiocese attending Synod in Rome
the rosary should be this rain, and     Pius V established on this day the      The Regional Director of the Johannesburg office of the Catholic Bible Foundation of South
when he began to fervently spread       Feast of the Rosary of the              Africa, Teresa Wilsnagh, is one of three African women appointed by Pope Benedict XVI to
this devotion the heresy was            Blessed Virgin Mary to express          participate in October's synod in Rome. This will be the Twelfth Ordinary General Assembly
extinguished.                           gratitude for Christian salvation       of the Synod of Bishops, and is to be held from 5–26 October on the theme “The Word of
    Today, we have other heresies       and to encourage the faithful to        God in the Life and Mission of the Church”. The Synod will be made up of 32 voting
that break the unity of the Church      zealously pray the rosary. Pope         members, 41 experts and 37 auditors, 19 of who are women.
and introduce confusion. From           Leo XIII gave a new Mass to                 Although she has been appointed as an auditor or observer the synod will draw on
this flows the necessity to pray the    obtain Our Lady’s intercession          Teresa’s experience of promoting the Scriptures during small group discussions in which the
rosary. During the last two             for the Church in the troubled          auditors will take part. The Catholic Bible Foundation devotes itself to running workshops at
centuries Mary has appeared             modern age.                             which participants can experience the scriptures.
many times in various places and                Msgr Dr Jan Jaworski P.A.           Teresa say’s it’s a great privilege as a laywoman to be going to Rome. It will be her
inspired people to say the rosary.
                                                                                first visit.
    The great value of the devo-
tion to the rosary is that in it all
the truths and mysteries of holy
faith are remembered. While pray-
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   The Way Forward                                                        YOUTH
                                                                          We are the
   A     t the conclusion of the Synod deliber-
         ations on 26 September delegates in
   plenary adopted the Vision and Mission
                                                                          Church now.
   statements with a vote of acclaim – parlia-
                                                                          Listen to us.
   mentary language for applause. The
   Chairman, Gerald Rodrigues, thanked His
   Grace for convoking the Synod and
                                                           N       atasha Couto and Kwazi Ngqula,
                                                                   principle organisers of the Youth Pre-
                                                            Synod held at the Cathedral of Christ the
   requesting ‘that every voice be heard’ and
                                                            King on 20–21 September, entertained and
   in a symbolic gesture the documents of the
                                                            inspired the adult delegates to the Synod
   Synod deliberations were handed to the
                                                            with a multi-media report back to a plenary
   Archbishop. “This is not a document for
                                                            session. The Youth Synod made several
   shelving. I fear that it will be forgotten. In
                                                            concrete proposals about what was needed
   5 years time when we meet again it should
                                                            to meet the needs of the youth in the
   not be for a follow-up meeting.” said the
                                                            Archdiocese and equip them for life. These
   Archbishop. He hoped that the next synod
                                                            suggestions were endorsed by the Synod
   would build on this one with 5 new priori-
                                                            and will be addressed by the implementa-
   ties. The Archbishop then appointed the
   steering committee as the implementation                 tion committee. The Youth Synod was not
   committee. The Implementation Committee                  only deliberative but also an experience and
   will prepare a pastoral plan and take that to            an opportunity for a personal encounter
   the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council for                    with Jesus Christ during Adoration,
   debate and adoption. The Archbishop con-                 Confession and Holy Mass. It was lots of The Blessed Sacrament is carried in procession from St Charles Church, Victory Park to
   ceded that it is already ‘an achievement to              fun, full of joyful spirituality.                   the De La Salle College sports field for the Synod opening service.
   have under one roof laity, religious and                      On behalf of the
   clergy.’                                                 Youth they appealed,
                                                            “Listen to us; believe
                                                            in us; empower us;
                                                                                                                   All about the delegates
                                                            trust us; support us.          The opening service of the Synod was held                 celebration, the centrality of the Eucharist to the
                                                            We are the church              on Wednesday 24 September, the Heritage                   Catholic faith, the Word of God, Catholic Education
                                                            fully alive.”                  day public holiday.                                       and morality in society for future deliberations for
       Chairman                                                                                                                                      which preparation should begin now. His Grace
 Rodrigues and
   Tish Holding
                                                                                         T     he pavilion on the sports field was draped in
                                                                                               white, adorned with plants and flowers and an
                                                                                                                                                     expressed his appreciation for the active involvement
                                                                                                                                                     of the laity, both adult and yout in preparing for this
                                                                                          altar set up for the reception of the Blessed Eucharist Synod and remarked that in today’s church they have
share a moment                                                                            which was carried in procession from St Charles,           a pivotal role. Both lay adults and youth have a
  after the rush                                                                          Victory Park A pipe band led the procession of parish prophetic role to play, too. They need to listen
 of registration.                                                                         and sodality banners which stretched the whole             attentively to each other and, joined by the bonds of
                                                                                          length of the road between the two. The Archbishop, their Catholic faith, seek to find what they have in
           CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF JOHANNESBURG                                           invoking the Holy Spirit to blow where it will,            common for the common good.
                                                                                          declared the Synod open.                                       The outcome of the Synod deliberations will form
             DEPARTMENT                             2        VACANCIES                        The Archbishop sent the delegates forth with his
                                                                                          blessing praying that all accept the fruits of the
                                                                                          Synod and that the delegates truly represent the
                                                                                                                                                     the basis of a Pastoral Plan.
                                                                                                                                                         After the service the
                  Youth Development Co-Ordinator                                                                                                     Archbishop moved to the
                                                                                          hopes and aspirations of their communities.                venue for the CWL’s
     As Church we are proudly faith-based and essentially part of a parish community,         In his opening remarks the Archbishop referred to Family Food Festival bless-
     yet motivated to look beyond to the needs of society.                                the 2 years of work which has gone into preparing          ing the food and the people
     Applicants need to have:                                                             for this Synod and now at its start, said, “I prayer-      who had prepared it.
                ❑ Proven experience in youth development
                                                                                          fully trust that the Synod will ignite our Christian
                ❑ A strong understanding of faith formation
                ❑ Good communication skills
                                                                                          hope and renew us.”
                ❑ Training and presentation skills                                            Archbishop Buti said that this Synod is just the         Fr Duncan Tsoke, soon-to-
                ❑ Management and leadership skills                                        beginning and that other themes need to be                    be Vicar General, studies
                ❑ A minimum of 5 years experience                                         considered in the future. He singled out liturgical             the workshop questions.
    In consultation with the parish priests and parish youth ministry coordinators,
    identifying the needs of parishes for the development and maintenance of youth
    and young adult initiatives and assisting in addressing these needs by providing
    training programmes, ideas and suggestions, referrals to other parishes and/or
    resources and assisting in the development of youth ministry programmes and
    events in parishes and deaneries.                                                           Right: Fathers Thabo
       Liasing with parish priests and youth ministry coordinators in parishes and              Motshegwa and Keith
    deaneries and creating a forum for youth ministry coordinators and leaders to         Gordon Davies receive the
    interact and plan events for the Archdiocese.                                               Parish offerings from
       Researching youth ministry initiatives and programmes throughout the world          delegates. In the carefully
    and creating a library of information and resources for the parishes.
                                                                                            decorated boxes were the
       Adapting training material to the needs of parishes and deaneries, compiling
    and presenting training programmes and conferences relevant to the needs of             acts of charity performed
    youth ministry leadership and youth and young adults of the Archdiocese.                   during the novena said
       Developing and conducting workshops, retreats and camps for youth and               preparation for the Synod.
    young adults of the Archdiocese.                                                     Alter servers ferry the boxes
       Liasing with parish vocations committees and deaneries and organising events                        to the altar.
    to promote vocations to the Priesthood and Religious life.
       Liasing with Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese to involve learners in parish
                                                                                               Below: The a cappella
    and deanery events and youth ministry activities.
       In consultation with the Dean, parish priests, deanery youth and young adults          massed choir at Regina
    portfolio holders and youth ministry leadership in the parishes, develop a strate-                        Mundi.
    gy and action plan for the Archdiocese and an annual budget.
    Applicants need to have:
               ❑ Experience in an office environment
               ❑ Computer skills
               ❑ Highly organized
               ❑ Good telephone manner
               ❑ Minimum of 4 years experience.

    We are situated at The Cathedral of Christ the King. Hours 08:30 to 15:30.
    Salary commensurate with experience.
                    Closing date for application 31 October 2008.
     Please email C.V. with covering letter and three references to Youth Office
                                                                                                                                     Above: Sound and music from the
                     Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.                                                                                                   Evangelising Music Team.

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                                                                                                                                                MANAGEMENT ISSUES
                                                                                                                                          New Vicar General
                                                                                                                                          for the Archdiocese
                                                                                                                                          Rev Fr John Finlayson announced that
                                                                                                                                          Father Duncan Tsoke would succeed him
                  Vision                                                                                                                  as Vicar General of the Archdiocese as
 A Eucharistic community comprised of                                                                                                     from 1 January 2009.
 the children of God, incorporated into the                                                                                                   He also sketched the building
 Body of Christ through Baptism, who                                                                                                      development needs of the Chancery and
 worship the Father in Spirit and truth and                                                                                               church communities in the Archdiocese
 who are actively serving humanity in view                                                                                                and introduced Fr Lionel Sham who is the
 of fostering the Reign of God.                                                                                                           co-ordinator of a project to build a R60m
     A thriving diocese; comprising a                                                                                                     pastoral centre in Walkerville.
 sufficient number of accessible, self-                                                             Above: Delegates keenly                   The ability of the Archdiocesan News
 reliant, interacting, interdependent,                                                              anticipate the opening                to meet the communication needs of the
 growing parishes; where priests, deacons,                                                          plenary session of the                Archdiocese was questioned and will be
 religious and an increasing cadre of lay                                                           first ever Synod of the               examined.
 leaders collaborate; to evangelize, deepen                                                         Johannesburg Archdioces
 the faith, enhance the communion, and                                                              held on 25–26 September at                     SPIRITUALITY
 satisfy the spiritual needs of, multi-ethnic,                                                      the Birchwood Conference                   AND FAITH FORMATION
 multi cultural, multi-lingual Catholic                                                             Centre in Boksburg.
 congregations; who reach out as individu-
 als and a Church to make a societal                                                                Left: The children of                 Word of God
 impact, and to provide moral leadership,                                                           Regina Mundi lead the                 Delegates generally agreed that for
 consistent with the teachings of Christ and                                                        gathering procession in a             deepening our spirituality the Word of God
 the Church; with particular emphasis on                                                            liturgical dance to the               should be prayerfully studied. So too
 youth and the family, and the poor and the                                                         hymn Etsetsang Modimo                 should the teachings of the Church
 marginalised.                                                                                      Litlatse sung by the massed           especially Vatican II documents. A return
                                                                                                    choir.                                to basics with renewed energy is needed.
                Mission                                                                                                                   A basket of actions was proposed and will
 The Catholic Archdiocese of Johannesburg                                                                                                 be acted upon by the implementation
 comprises 160 priests and 40 deacons,                                                                                                    committee. However, as the Archbishop
 who provide pastoral ministry and                                                                                                        said repeatedly it is up to each Catholic in
 leadership to a very diverse congregation                                                                                                the Archdiocese to implement the
 of at least 1m lay Catholics, who adhere to                                                                                              recommendations of the Synod, and each
                                                          Right: Usher Jackie                                                             delegate is urged to report back to their
 the tenets of their faith to various degrees
                                                   Machoba gets last minute                                                               parish and begin the process of implemen-
 in 120 very differently resourced parishes
                                                 instructions from Fr Teboho                                                              tation at parish level without waiting to be
 and 50 schools predominantly in the
                                                                    Matseke.                                                              instructed.
 Gauteng province.
     In accordance with the Magisterium,         Below: Tshololelo Mokale,
 we the Church seek to evangelize                foreground, of Our Lady                                                                               Committed personnel
 ourselves and respond to spiritual and          of Peace parish wears                                                                            On Mission Sunday a
 human needs - through catechetics,              Zulu dress. Behind her is                                                                      Mass for Vocations
 contextual mission, education, pastoral         Elizabeth Monamudo in
                                                 Ndebele costume and beside
                                                                                                                                              plus vocations exhibits
 work, the sacraments, lay movements and
 the nurturing of Parish communities –           her (partly obscured) is                                                                       Sunday 19 October
 while providing moral guidance in a             June Moloro in Sotho dress,                                                                           10:00
 predominantly secular, increasingly             both from St Albert’s parish.                                                              Cathedral of Christ the King
 youthful society, experiencing the                                                                                                           Fr Peter 011 640-3154
 challenges of dramatic societal change.

                                                                                                                          The Jesuit Institute – South Africa

Above: The scriptures are carried to the altar
at Regina Mundi led by Indian dancers
accompanied by music played on traditional

                                                                                                             The Jesuit Institute is offering a 2 year modular course
 Grateful Thanks                                                                                             in Spiritual Direction
 At every opportunity the Archbishop thanked the members of the Synod steering committee for making          Dates: Training will be offered in 8 modules spread over 2 years.
                                                                                                             Dates: 2009 (dates for 2010 still to be finalised)
 the Synod happen. They are Fr Duncan Tsoke, Director; Fr Keith Gordon-Davis; Fr John Coleman;
                                                                                                                   January:     10–17th          August:     9–10th
 Gerald Rodrigues, Chairman; Tish Holding; Steve Jackson; Neil Philipson; Tony Biaocchi, Emily Morley;
                                                                                                                   April:       25–27th          November: 7–9th
 John van den Munckhof chairperson of the APC; John Laros; Zack Machobane; Sr Joanne; Sr Rachel
 Nukeri; Sr Marie André Mitchell and Gordon Jackson. Also thanked were the Choirs and dancers, the           Cost: R5 000,00 per year.
 Evangelizing Music Team, the Knights of da Gama and the youth of Soweto for parking and marshalling,               Subsidies are available for those in need. Please apply.
                                                                                                             We are in the process of applying for SETA registration for this
 the parishioners of Regina Mundi and Victory Park for ‘grounds duty’ and other support, the CWL for
 food and fun, members of the think tank, the organising committee, the Archdiocesan Finance committee,      Contact: Annemarie 011 403 3790 /
 workshop facilitators, all the participants and everyone who prayed for the success of the Synod. The       *Limited bursaries available for those in genuine need.
 Archbishop used that truly African blessing – Pula Nala.

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           HOLY NAME DAY
Several hundred people turned out on the feast of Triumph of
the Holy Cross, Sunday 14 September, at Marian College in
Linmeyer to join the Knights in celebrating “Remember” day.

                                                                                                                                                                             Fr Shaun van Lillienfeld, now
                                                                                Trefoil no 272 & 273 – 64 pages! Sant’Egodio in SA; Christian or Secular?;
                                                                                                                                                                             at the Cathedral, chats to old
                                                                                Journaling – keeping a spiritual diary; Elizabeth of the Trinity; Barnabas
                                                                                Gospel; Mourning & renewing self-identity; St Augustine awards                               friends Elizabeth Litebele
                                                                                Gustavo Gutiérreez OP, Karl Cardinal Lehmann and Bill Lynch; Nicolas                         (centre) and Poppy
                                                                                King SJ visits Guyana; Priest for Tomorrow?; Margaret Silf’s visit; Landless                 Dhladhlacindi of The Good
                                                                                & rural woman speak; The Laughter of the Saints; Jesus of Nazareth; The                      Sheperd Parish, Protea North.
                                                                                Weather Makers; Chasing rainbows; Healing priesthood … The Queen;                            They were selling pap and
Celebrating Holy Mass on Knights ‘Remember’ day. From L-R Fr                    As it is in heaven … & much more … .
Denby, Rev Fr John Findlayson, Fr Schonenberg and Rev Pinnock.                                                                                                               mogodi, a traditional tripe and
                                                                                SUBSCRIPTION for: Name                                                                       onion dish, at the CWL food fair.
                                      of respect for the name of God            Address
T    he event was organised by
     the Reverence for the Holy
Names Action Campaign
                                      used ‘Lord’, of ‘The Name’ as St
                                      Paul did, “the name above all
                                                                                for self
                                                                                                    or gift from

Committee, REVCOM, a nation-          other names”. Christ did not use          contact details
al initiative of the Catholic Order   a name for God but revealed
of the Knights of da Gama. The        Him through his actions. God is                                         Justice & Peace
campaign aims to bring about          love. Although God is ‘named’
the loving and reverent use of        YHWH in the Scriptures, Rome                                  ANNUAL DIOCESAN
the name of God and Jesus             recently warned against using
Christ. Membership of                 this tetragramaton aloud for the                                CONFERENCE
REVCOM is open to all who             name of God for reverence sake.
revere the Holy Name of Jesus.            After Holy Mass people              STRENGTHENING OUR DEMOCRACY
    Reverend Father John              unpacked picnic lunches and                        for the
Finlayson, Vicar General of the       enjoyed the sunny weather.                                                                                                             Fr Luke Cheketri of Victory Park
Archdiocese, was the chief cele-          ‘Remember Day’ will be an                  COMMON GOOD                                                                             flies down the fu-fuu slide in a
brant. Also on the altar were Fr      annual event. Supreme Knight,                                                                                                          blur of speed. “He does these
Dryden, Chaplin at the school         Vic Barra, was pleased with the        When:                            Saturday, 8 November 2008                                      crazy things!” said John Simon,
and Fr Chris Schonenberg, who         success of the day as a first                                                                                                          youth group member manning
                                      effort. He thanks everyone who
                                                                             Time:                            08h30–09h15 Registration & Tea/Coffee
preached the homily. They were                                                                                                                                               the landing end of the slide.
assisted by Deacon Mike               made donations on the day.             Conference:                      09h15 – 15h30                                                  “He’s the coolest priest.”
Pinnock.                              These will go towards the costs
    In his homily Fr                  of the campaign, which include
                                                                             Where:                           Cathedral Place, 3 Saratoga Avenue,
Schonenberg said that in order to     ‘Remember’ stickers, prayer,                                            Doornfontein                                                      Personality &
address the difficulty of not         cards and a leaflet, copies of         Speakers:                        Fr Michael Deeb op                                               Human Relations
knowing God we have given him         which were distributed at the
                                                                                                              SACBC Justice & Peace Director –                               PRH is an international school of
a name but warns that a name          event.
confines God, the ever now. We            For more information about                                          Grant Masterson                                                French origin founded by Fr Andre
                                                                                                              EISA (Electoral Institute                                      Rochais. It is a system of education
can never know God. God is a          REVCOM call 011 873-1826 or
                                                                                                                                                                             for the personal growth and develop-
mystery. The Jewish people, out       e-mail                                              of South Africa)
                                                                                                                                                                             ment of adults and young adults. It
                                                                                            Please book as lunch will be served                                              provides a method of self-discovery
                                                                                                                                                                             leading to greater fulfilment,
                                                                                 Justice & Peace Office • Phone 011 402-6400                                                 happiness, serenity and creativity.
                                                                                                                                                                             PRH is ongoing and through this
                                                                                                                                                                             support programme participants
                                                                                        FAMILY LIFE DESK – DEPARTMENT FOR EVANGELISATION - SA CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE
                                                                                                                                                                             come to understand and experience
                                                                                                              Cel 082 552 1275  
                                                                                                              or 011 789 5449                    the positive in themselves and,
                                                                                                                                                                             through the power of the Holy Spirit,
                                                                                                               The SACBC Family Life theme                                   grow spiritually and emotionally.
                                                                                                               for 2009 is MARRIAGE AND FAMILY,                                   For more information contact
                                                                                                               GROWING TOGETHER”                                             Verena on 011 648-3456 /
                                                                                                                The FL Desk 2009 calendar is also a growth                   072-375-9053 or Sr Augustine on
                                                                                                                chart for families. Different aspects of growth,             011 673-4712 / 073-483-6067
                                                                                                                development and spirituality will be developed
Picnicing under the trees at Marian College.                                                                     during the year ahead, through workshops, talks             Does your Church have
                                                                                                                 and the quarterly magazine MARRIAGE AND
                                                                                                                 FAMILY LIVING.                                              a feeding scheme?
 RIP – Mr James
 Kganyago who lived                                                                                               Contact Toni Rowland for more information                  If not, why not?
 at Cathedral Place as                                                                                            on this project for parishes and families.
                                                                                                                                                                             Sinzani Projects (Est. 1995)
 a caretaker for many                                                                                              CALENDAR PRICES                                           supplies nutritional foods to
 years, died, aged 72,                                                                                             Bulk:       100 for R300                                  various Church Feeding Schemes
 on 11 August 2008 as                                                                                                          30 for R100                                   and soup kitchens including
 a result of injuries                                                                                              R4 each for smaller orders                                Sisters of Mercy, Rivonia Catholic
 sustained in a brutal                                                                                              Plus postage/delivery and packing.                       Church, several St Vincent de
 attack by thugs. He                                                                                                                                                         Paul’s as well as other Church
 was a contemporary                                                                                                  MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIVING                              denominations.
 of the late Fr Kolisang                                                                                             magazine R7.50.
                                                                                                                     Prices for other MARFAM publications on                 Our service includes packaging to
 and was with him in                                                                                                                                                         your requirements and FREE
 the seminary for a                                                                                                                                                          delivery anywhere in Gauteng.
 time. James is                                                                                                                                                              Contact us for a quotation and
                                                                                            Launch of the Culture of Life Campaign

 pictured here with                                                                                                                                                          discussion on the best and most
 Cathedral Parishioner                                                                   Holy Mass, Chief celebrant: Archbishop Tlhagale                                     efficient as well as cost effective
 Mr Jon Lee and                                                                                                                                                              way to meet your feeding needs.
                                                                                                       Saturday 1 November – 12 noon
 Mrs Jenny Peters of                                                                                                                                                               Tel (011) 464 7100
 La Rochelle parish.                                                                                  Our Lady of the Wayside, Maryvale
                                                                                                                                                                                   Fax (011) 464 7190
                                                                                                           Michelle 011 648-5860

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                        LOST AND FOUND
                                                                                                                                      Culture of Life Campaign
I  n mid-August Mr Philip Smith looked out of the door of his workshop and
   spotted a metal statue of the Sacred Heart being wheeled past en route to a
near-by scrap dealer. Although the statue was piled among other scrap metal
                                                                                                                              A     t the conclusion of an anti-
                                                                                                                                    abortion Mass held at
                                                                                                                                                                            Sacrament in the Chapel repre-
                                                                                                                                                                            sentatives of parishes share what
                                                                                                                              St Charles, Victory Park in                   is happening in their parishes
heaped on the cart the sight of it instantly struck Mr Smith. “That must go                                                   February this year Archbishop                 and get an update of the progress
back to the right people!” was his immediate thought. He rushed out and                                                       Buti, chief celebrant on the occa-            of the Campaign and plan
asked the salvager what price he wanted for the statue. He named a not                                                        sion, expressed the hope that the             together with Archbishop Buti.
inconsiderable sum. Without haggling Mr Smith agreed to the price and                                                         Mass was not a once-off event                 Areas of special focus are
asked the salvager to wait while he arranged for cash, which he did, and                                                      but a commitment to                           prayer, education and the forma-
the deal was concluded. “I am keeping it safe in my home for now” said Mr                                                     promote life, especially life in              tion of a crisis pregnancy home.
Smith, a member of the Anglican parish of St Frances of Assisi. “But I really                                                 the womb. Among other sugges-                     The aim of the Culture of
want to see it returned to where it belongs.” Mr Smith sent the photograph to                                                 tions His Grace suggested that a              Life Campaign is the renewal of
Chancery and has also sent it to the Anglican diocesan offices in the hope of                                                 Campaign Committee be formed                  society through the promotion of
finding the rightful owner.                                                                                                   to promote life issues in the                 the common good that human
    The statue is made of copper, quite heavy, and about 90cm high. If you                                                    Archdiocese.                                  consciences may seek the truth
recognise it or have any news of where it may have come from please phone                                                         A group of committed people               together with the Church in the
the Chancery, 011 402-6400.                                                                                                   responded to his call and has ini-            declaration of unconditional
                                                                                                                              tiated the Culture of Life                    respect for the right to life of
                                                                                                                              Campaign. The group meets on                  every innocent person from
                                   Emotional and spiritual growth                                                             the first Saturday of each month              conception to natural death.
Sophiatown Community Psychological Services                                                                                   at the Cathedral. After Prayer
                                                                                                                              and Adoration of the Blessed
                                                                                                                                                                                For more information
                                                                                                                                                                            contact Michelle 011 648 5860.
The vibrancy of the people of                 Sophiatown Community                   also offers a Training
Sophiatown, the resistance to             Psychological Services offer               Programme and a Community
oppressive policies and prac-             after-hours counselling for adult          Healing Programme. The main
tices, and the courage to bring           clients by volunteer counsellors           client centre is at Martindale            FUNDRAISER
about personal and collective             working under the guidance of              and there is a satellite station in       Immaculata Catholic Secondary School, in Diepkloof
change are captured in the new            four clinical supervisors and a            Northriding. The contact details          Soweto, founded in 1919 in Alexandra Township, catering
name for what has been known              daytime service to the unem-               remain the same.                          for Catholics and non-Catholics, urgently requires an expe-
as Reginald Orsmond                       ployed, adolescents, children,                 Telephone 011 673 1473.               rienced fundraiser with own facilities for the task.
Counselling Services or ROCS.             and families. Sophiatown CPS                                                         Remuneration is commission based.

                                                                                                                               The appointee should be able to assume duties AS
      Archbishop B Tlhagale invites applications for                                                                           SOON AS POSSIBLE.
        A REPRESENTATIVE                                                          VOLUNTEERS                                   Closing date: 24 October 2008
     FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION                                                         WANTED                                     Send a CV and names of three referees to:
                                                                                          for 2009                             The Chairman, Board of Governors
                      The person should:                                                                                       PO Box 1134 Mondeor 2110
✝   be a practicing Catholic;                                              • If you are single and between                     Fax : (011) 086 503 3049
✝   be able to take up the position from January 2009;                       20–29 years ...
✝   be able to take an active and participative role repre-                • If you are prepared to offer one
                                                                                                                               Enquiries phone: (011) 985-1149/1202 or 082 558-9364
                                                                             year (gap year!) of your life for the
    senting the interests of the Archdiocese on the newly                                                                      The Board of Governors of Immaculata Secondary School reserves the right to make
                                                                             sake of the Gospel ...
    formed Diocesan Schools Council for the Diocesan                       • If you are a committed and
                                                                                                                               no appointment. An application will not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview
                                                                                                                               or an appointment. Failure to meet the minimum requirements of the advertised post
    Schools of the Archdiocese of Johannesburg;                              practising Catholic involved in your              will result in the applicant’s automatic disqualification from consideration.
✝   have had experience in Catholic education (having                        parish ...
    been in a leadership position in Catholic education                    • If you are not afraid of hard but
    would be an advantage);                                                  rewarding work with youth ...
                                                                           • If you have completed high-school
✝   have a valid driver’s license and a motorcar at
                                                                             (preferably with matric exemption)
    his/her disposal in order to be able to travel to all the                or some work or further study
    Catholic schools in the Archdiocese;                                     experience.
✝   be able to fill the position for a minimum period of
    three years.                                                           Then you may be interested to apply
                                                                           for a position as a volunteer member
                                                                             of the Youth Ministry Team at
             Applicants must post applications to:
The Archdiocese of Johannesburg
[for the attention of Sister Jordana Rechtien]
                                                                           BOSCO YOUTH CENTRE
Private Bag X10, Doornfontein, 2028                                        for the next intake (Jan-Dec 2009)
                                                                                                                                                              A study of the
                or hand-deliver applications to:
The Archdiocese of Johannesburg
                                                                           For details/application forms contact:
                                                                            Bosco House Box 25, Randvaal, 1873
                                                                                                                                                Theology of the Body
[for the attention of Sister Jordana Rechtien]                              Tel. (011) 949-2360                                                                                        Pope John Paul II
Cathedral Chancery, 3 Saratoga Avenue, Berea, Johannesburg                  Fax. (011) 949-1022
                                                                                                                                 “This is the body: a witness to creation as a fundamental gift, and therefore
Applications must be received by noon on 17 October 2008                                                                         a witness to Love as the source from which this same giving springs … This
                                                                           Applications close end October 2008                   is the meaning with which sex enters into the theology of the body.”
                The applicant must submit:                                                                                                                                        Theology of the Body 14.4
                                                                           PS: Parish Priest ... encourage a parish youth
✝   A letter of application which motivates the                                                                               Pope John Paul II teaching on sexuality and the Christian Mystery has
                                                                           leader to gain more skills, greater knowledge of
    application;                                                           the faith, and self-confidence in running          become known as the Theology of the Body. More Catholics are hearing
✝   A C.V. of not more than two [2] pages;                                 programmes. You may wish to explore this           about this teaching. Still, very few of them know what it really is.
                                                                           avenue of ministry with him or her.                    This will be a series of talks both for those who know something of
✝   Certified copy/copies of his/her diploma[s]/                                                                              the Theology of the Body and those who may only have heard about it
    certificate[s];                                                                                                           and wish to find out more. All are welcome.
✝   The names and current contact telephone numbers                       VOLUNTEER CORRESPONDENTS WANTED
                                                                                                                                                  With Adrian D’Oliveira
    and addresses of at least three referees, one of whom                              Submissions welcome                     Starts 19:30 on Thursday Evenings: 9 October – 27 November
    must be the parish priest of the applicant.                             Report and photo: ±200 words. Photograph              At St Charles Catholic Church, Road No 3, Victory Park
                                                                                as jpeg with good colour and light.
                                                                                  Letters to the Editor: 100 words.            Recommended books that will be used for this study can be obtained from the
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              Diary                  Installation of                                                                        WORD OF LIFE
                                     St Augustine President                                                                         Get Generous
      OCTOBER IS                                                                                                 “Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure,
    MISSION MONTH                                                                                               packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be
                                                                                                                poured into your lap" (Lk 6:38).
       Sunday 16 November
         Day of Reflection
       for Widowed People
                                                                                                                H      as it ever happened that you
                                                                                                                       received a gift from a friend
                                                                                                                and then felt you had to recipro-
                                                                                                                                                       interest, without hoping to get it
                                                                                                                                                       back, and to whomever asks.
                                                                                                                                                       Try it. But not so that you can
           10:00 to 16:00                                                                                       cate – not so much because you         see if it works, but because you
         ending with Mass                                                                                       felt obliged to pay the person         love God.
     Salesian Centre 66 Nelson                                                                                  back, but simply out of love and            You might be tempted to say,
           Rd, Booysens                                                                                         gratitude? I’m sure it has. If you     “I have nothing to give.” That’s
    Toni Rowland 011 789 5449                                                                                   feel this way, imagine how God         not true. If we want to, each of
                                                                                                                must feel, God who is love.            us can discover that we possess
        15 - 16 November                                                                                             He reciprocates every gift        inexhaustible treasures: our free
      Theology of the Body                                                                                      that we give to any neighbour          time, our love, our smile, our
       Seminar for Adults                                                                                       in his name. True Christians           advice, our peace, our words
          08:00 to 17:00                                                                                        experience this frequently. And        that might persuade someone
                                     Dr Michael van Heerden, pictured with Archbishop Buti Tlhagale,            each time it is a surprise. We can     who has to give to someone who
      Our Lady of the Cedars         during the Solemn Mass on the occasion of his installation as President
    Maronite Church, Woodmead                                                                                   never get used to the inventive-       has not.
                                     of St Augustine College, the Catholic university of South Africa.          ness of God.                                You might also say, “I don’t
      Natasha 083 382 7096
                                                                                                                     I could give you a thousand       know whom to give to.” Just
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                                     O    n the Feast of St Augustine, 28 August, Dr Michael van Heerden
                                          was installed as the President of St Augustine College. He
                                     succeeds Prof. Edith Raidt, the founder President who retired in
                                                                                                                examples of this. I could even
                                                                                                                write a book on this subject
                                                                                                                                                       look around you: don’t you
                                                                                                                                                       remember that sick person in the
      Saturday 22 November                                                                                      alone, and you would see how           hospital, that widow who always
                                     April. The Solemn Mass and installation took place in the Chapel at
        Reflective morning                                                                                      true are the words, “…a good           feels lonely, that boy in your
                                     St Augustine in Victory Park in the presence of an august gathering
           on the Mystics                                                                                       measure, packed together, shaken       class who failed and got discour-
                                     of academics and supporters both from South Africa and abroad.
       led by Katy van Wyk           Chairman of the Board of Governors, or council, Dr Conrad Strauss,         down, and overflowing, will be         aged, the young man who is sad
           09:00 to 13:00            and Grand Chancellor Archbishop Buti Tlhagale conducted the cere-          poured into your lap.” God             because he can’t find a job, your
     Bohareng 11 Barossa Road        monies of installation vesting Dr van Heerden in a new academic            always reciprocates with               little sister or brother who needs
             Kensington              gown in the purple and gold colours of St Augustine College.               generosity. Here is one example.       a helping hand, that friend who
         Call 011 618 3964               In his homily Archbishop Tlhagale said that while a university         Night had fallen in Rome. In           is in prison, that new person at
                                     aspires to intellectual conversion, a Catholic university hopes to         their basement apartment, a            work who is unsure of herself?
         24 - 28 November            achieve, in addition, a moral conversion and a religious experience.       small group of young women             In each person, Christ is waiting
      Preached retreat with          In South Africa where corruption is rife at all levels of government,      who wanted to live the Gospel          for you.
        Fr Don Bohe OMI.             education is seen as a means to position where grabbing is not only        were wishing each other good                Put on the new way of
     “In Him we gain our free-       possible, but also okay. By contrast, a Catholic university offers an      night. Then the doorbell rang.         behaviour that comes from the
    dom, the forgiveness of sins.”   ethic of service. St Augustine has to grow in its mission to build         Who could it be at this hour?          Gospel and is the mark of a
                                     leaders with strong moral values; it should be the light and the salt of   At the door they found a panic-        Christian. It is the exact opposite
              Col 1:14
                                     the gospel reading.                                                        stricken young father. He was          of having a closed mind or being
           Good Shepherd
                                         In his address to the assembled academic congregation and guests       desperate: the following day he        concerned only about ourselves.
           Retreat Centre                                                                                       and his family were going to be        Stop putting your trust in this
                                     Dr van Heerden pledged that St Augustine would not take the easier
           Hartebeespoort                                                                                       evicted because they had been          world’s goods, and start relying
                                     route of education as an antidote to ignorance but would adopt the
         Call 012 259-1392                                                                                      unable to pay their rent. The          on God. This will display your
                                     more difficult classical approach of fostering a culture of true learn-
                                     ing in which there is a love for the truth and real dialogue between       women looked at one another            faith in him, and you will see
          9 - 17 December            learner and educator based on mutual trust. In a living discourse,         and then, in silent accord, went       from the gifts you receive that
     Preached retreat with Fr        dialectic, with learners of African culture educators would have           to the dresser drawer. There they      your faith is well founded. It
     Michael Morrissey OMI.          access to African culture and through lived reality explore its            kept what was left of their            becomes apparent, however, that
     “I am” from John’s Gospel       enabling and disenabling elements. St Augustine would be a part of         salaries. In envelopes marked          God does not give as he does in
          Good Shepherd              the South African community of enquirers and foster, for the common        ‘electricity’, ‘gas’ and ‘telephone’   order to make us rich. He acts in
           Retreat Centre            good, the search for truth inscribed in the heart of humans.               were the small deposits they had       this way so that many, many oth-
           Hartebeespoort                                                                                       set aside for these bills. Without     ers, seeing the little miracles that
         Call 012 259-1392                                                                                      a moment’s worry about what            happen to us as a result of our
                                                                                                                would happen to them, they gave        giving, may decide to do the
          9 - 17 December                                                                                       all the money to their visitor.        same. God also gives to us
                                                                                                                That night they went to bed very       because the more we have the
       Directed Retreat with
     Bishop D Verstraete OMI
          Good Shepherd
                                                                 KNIGHTS                                        happy. They knew Someone else
                                                                                                                would take care of them. Just
                                                                                                                                                       more we can give. He wants us
                                                                                                                                                       to be administrators of his goods
           Retreat Centre
                                                                 INSURANCE BROKERS                              before dawn the phone rang. It         and see to it that they are distrib-
                                                                                                                was the same man. “I’ve called a       uted throughout the community
           Hartebeespoort                                                                                       taxi, and I’m coming right over!”      around us, so that others might
         Call 012 259-1392                                                                                      Amazed that he should have             be able to repeat what was said
                                                                                                                chosen to come by taxi, they           of the first Christian community,
         12 - 19 December                                                                                       awaited his arrival. As soon as        “There was no needy person
     Silent Retreat with music                                                                                  they saw his face they knew            among them” (Acts 4:34). Don’t
            of Taizé with                                                                                       something had changed. “Last           you think that in this way you
     Fr Chris Schönenberger                                                                                     night, as soon as I got home,” he      too can help give a solid spiritual
           Good Shepherd                                                                                        said. “I found I had received an       basis to the social change that the
           Retreat Centre                                                                                       inheritance I never dreamed I          world awaits?
           Hartebeespoort                                                                                       would get. My heart told me I               “Give and gifts will be given
         Call 012 259-1392                                                                                      should give half of it to you.”        to you.”
                                                                                                                The amount he gave them was                 When Jesus said these words,
                                                                                                                exactly twice what they had            undoubtedly he was thinking
           Good Shepherd
                                                                                                                generously given him.                  first and foremost of the reward
           Retreat Centre
                                                                                                                     ‘Give and gifts will be given     we will receive in heaven. But
           Hartebeespoort                                                                                       to you; a good measure, packed         the reward we receive on this
         Tel (012) 259 1392                                                                                     together, shaken down, and over-       earth is already a foretaste and a
         Fax (012) 259 0235                                                                                     flowing, will be poured into           guarantee of our heavenly
         Cell 082 752 7237                                                                                      your lap.’                             reward.                                                                                   Haven’t you also experienced
                                                                                                                                                           Chiara Lubich, October 2008
                                                                                                                this? If not, remember that the
                                                                                                                gift must be given with no self-

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