Conference on Mission – FENZA – 7th December

“As the Father sent me, so am I sending you” (Jn. 20:21);
“Go out to the whole world; proclaim the gospel to all creation…” (Mk. 16:15).
How do you evangelise a man, a woman or indeed a youth who rarely or never goes to church but is all the time on the Internet “facebooking”, “twittering” and “smsing”? How do you reach out to a person who belongs to another religion? Which methodology is relevant to our context of a globalised and digitalised world?
Hear more about new ways of connecting people to Jesus Christ, moving from old to new ways of mission with continuity and discontinuity.
WHERE: At Faith and Encounter Centre (FENZA) Bauleni, behind St. Mathias Catholic Church.
WHEN: Saturday 7th December 2013, From 14.00hrs to 17.00hrs
Fr. Laston Lupupa
Rev. Ezron Musonda
Fr. Marc Nsanzurwimo
We hope to see on Saturday 7th December at 14.00hrs

MOZAMBIQUE – Southern African Bishops’ Appeal for Peace in Mozambique

Agenzia Fides logoMaputo (Agenzia Fides) – Cautious opening of the Mozambican government’s with regards to the request of RENAMO (Mozambique National Resistance) to involve domestic observers in the dialogue to resolve the crisis that saw the national army attack the headquarters of the former guerrilla movement in the forests of Sadjunjira in the central province of Sofala, on October 21. The leader of RENAMO, Afonso Dhlakama, managed to escape and hide in an unspecified place.
Since then, in attacks committed by men of RENAMO to government institutions and along the roads, dozens of people have lost their lives.
José Pacheco, Minister of Agriculture and head of the government commission for dialogue with the main = opposition party, said that the government is ready to recognize the participation in discussions with RENAMO of Lourenco do Rosario, Rector of the private “A Polytechnic” University, and Mgr. Dinis Sengulane, Anglican Bishop of Lebombo, but rejected the idea of involving foreign mediators, saying that “we Mozambicans can solve internal affairs”.
Meanwhile in the administrative elections boycotted by RENAMO, the ruling party, FRELIMO, was re-elected at the head of the administration of the capital Maputo.
The Mozambican crisis was recalled by IMBISA Assembly (Interregional Association of Bishops of Southern Africa), the body that brings together the Bishops of Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Sao Tome and Principe, South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe, which was held in mid-November in Gaborone (Botswana). “We follow with concern, says the message of IMBISA, what is happening in Mozambique in recent times. It seems that the weapons are being replaced, bringing suffering and death, to dialogue and cooperation of all for the consolidation of peace”.
Referring to the peace agreements of 1992, which put an end to a war which lasted 17 years, the message said that “Mozambique and its leaders are taken as an example of how to end a long war through dialogue”.
“Mozambique plays a very important role in our region. Its progress and stability are vital for our Countries to consolidate their development. We therefore call on our governments to join their voices to that of the people of Mozambique to demand the cessation of all acts of violence and the use of weapons and to encourage all efforts of dialogue”, the document concludes. (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides 27/11/2013)

Come closer to yourself, book written by Marcel Neels, M.Afr.

Come Closer to YourselfDear Confrère,
I have published a book called “Come closer to yourself”. It is the outcome of many retreats I directed. I truly believe that it can be an excellent tool for spiritual reflection for many of us. May I ask you to kindly make it known to the confreres of your responsibility? You can have a look at the book and its content table by typing the title “Come closer to yourself” in Google search. Google advertises the book for a couple of months. Perhaps a good present for Christmas to give to confreres, priests, Sisters?
The book can be ordered directly from the Publisher
Thank you in advance for your fraternal cooperation in this matter.
Marcel Neels, M.Afr.