NOTICES, EVENTS, READS

  • MINI WORLD YOUTH DAY is happening in DURBAN 2017. Everything you need to know.  Registration is still open.
  • 9th WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES IN DUBLIN from 21-26 August 2018. The SACBC Family Life Office is organising for couples and families to participate in this event as a group. It is hoped that many will be able to do so. For details of the 3 Day Congress, Festival of Families and Solemn High Mass visit  worldmeeting2018/ie          A package is being negotiated.  A deposit of R5000 must be paid by the end of October in order to secure accommodation.   Contact Mr. Ali and Ntsako Motiang   0824906346 or 0780883799.
  • AMORIS, let’s talk family, Let’s be family is a programme developed for preparatory catechesis for the World Meeting of Families Dublin 2018. Check out  amoris.ie
  • MARFAM is engaged in a review and strategic planning for its way forward in the light of decreasing financial security.
  •  CHRISTOPHER WEST, the world-renowned expert on St John Paul II Theology of the Body finishes his tour this week. He has shared the message with many groups celibates, couples and youth.  But the message must be sustained. See  https://theologyofthebody.org.za/christopher-west/
  •  ST AUGUSTINE COLLEGE of South Africa. staugustine.ac.za.  South Africa’s only Catholic university in South Africa needs YOUR SUPPORT. Learn more about the Short courses to be run in early October. These includes a short course on Marriage and Canon Law.   The university offers a full range of degrees in the humanities: Bachelor, Honours, Master and Doctoral degrees. Fields of study: Education, Applied Ethics, Peace Studies, Theology and Philosophy.  B Com is planned to be offered in 2018.   2-year mixed mode programme for the Higher Certificate in Biblical Studies
  • RADIO VERITAS daily advertises events of interest to listeners around the country. Call or email to provide information about celebrations, workshops and stimulating lectures. radioveritas.co.za
  • SEPTEMBER is the month for our heritage and the environment. HAVE YOU PLANTED A TREE THIS MONTH?   Study of Pope Francis Laudato Si  can be done in different ways.  Google to download the document and various available programmes from around the world.   What heritage and cultural events are being planned in your parish and diocese?   Church and state can collaborate in common projects through the Department of Arts and Culture.
  •  Mission month is coming up in October. Read about Pontifical Mission Societies and the  MISSIO SACBC Email  pms.dirsa@gmail.com
  • canaa.org. CANAA for news of the African church.
  • The Parliamentary Liaison Office www.cplo.org.za speaks on legislation and the Catholic stand and position.
  • Covenant Eyes: Internet Accountability and Filtering. “What people do online impacts their lives offline.  See how internet accountability reports can help you pass on your values.      covenanteyes.com.   For parents, individuals to monitor and filter online viewing.
  • Tune in to local discussions on corporal punishment, pornography, legalization of dagga with Christian View ChristianView.org
  • Check out many international websites for church and family issues. Catholics news is presented from different interest perspectives. A site of general interest   aleteia.org. has daily articles and also has a For Her section on women’s issues.

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