Questionnaires by Fenza and Kanengo. Where are we?


The questionnaires were sent last year and each community was asked to work with them and to send back a report before 31st December 2012. Until now we have had no reply from anyone. Please try to do your homework during Lent so that by Easter, at the latest, we receive your findings. See below for the details:
In last year meeting of JPIC coordinators held at Kasisi, some practical decisions were taken. Let me just remind you of the following:
2.5. Two main areas of concern were identified:
2.5.1. Reconciliation (which is problematic per se and it becomes more so at the family level and in politics, compounded with witchcraft and the way the latter is perceived and dealt with).
2.5.2. Devastation of the ecosystem, consequences of discovery and exploitation of natural resources.
2.6. Action Plan
We agreed that our Centres (Kanengo and Fenza) should be directly involved and we proposed the following:
2.6.1. Fenza (in the line of what is said in #42-46 of Africae Munus) will spearhead a research that will provide us with methods/rituals of reconciliation and will also come up with the necessary tools to research and interpret stories of reconciliation.
2.6.2. Kanengo will do the same concerning the realm of Integrity of Creation.
2.6.3. These tools will be used by JP coordinators in the field, in their parishes and communities.
2.6.3. The results of the research will be sent back to Fenza/Kanengo who will then proceed to analyse the findings and send back their reports to the communities in the field.

Claudio Zuccala, M.Afr

Father Some’s Farewell Party in Serenje


There were plenty of people on Sunday the 3rd February to bid farewell to Father Evariste Some after being the parish priest for four years at the Parish of St. Peter in Serenje, Kabwe Diocese. In attendance were Christopher Chileshe, Oswald Mallya, who is the incoming parish priest, Faustin Kerumbe, Marc Nsanzurwimo, Emmanuel Mambwe, Everisto Mwelwa and the two stagiaires Fitiwi Abraha and Patrick Sebyera. Father Some will be going soon to Rome for studies in view of formation in his home province of PAO.

05 Serenje St.Peter Church 07Father Some was the main celebrant for the Eucharistic celebration while the reception took place at the hall in town in the afternoon. A colourful send-off in which parishioners congratulated Father Some included a banquet, speecEvaristo_Mwelwahes and gifts. In his word of thanks, Father Some urged the Christians to support the new parish priest in the same spirit as they did for him. The SAP, and Zambia Sector in particular, wishes Father Some all the best and thanked him for his good apostolate. By Everisto Mwelwa, M.Afr

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