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Bishop’s 2017 Programme July to December

YEAR 2017 FIRST WEEK SECOND WEEK THIRD WEEK FOURTH WEEK
JULY

 

J

 

 

Cape Town

 

9 -15 in Tzaneen 16  St Scholastica  

       parish visit

 

18 Consultors

23 Dwars River

      parish visit

 

25-26 Priests meeting at AMPC

 

30  Ofcolaco parish visit

 

AUGUST 1-8 SACBC plenary meeting at Mariannhill

 

 

13 Ngwabitsi    

     parish visit

 

19-20 Pilgrimage at  AMPC

21-26 in Tzaneen  

27   Giyani Parish visit

SEPTEMBER 3 Tzaneen

   Parish  visit

 

 

 

 

10 Makhado  

     Parish visit

 

16 Diocesan Pastoral Council at AMPC

17Modjadjiskloof

      Parish visit

 

20 Deacons Council -Pretoria

24 Nzhelele

     Parish visit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OCTOBER

 

 

 

1 Musina

    Parish visit

 

 

3-4 Priests meeting at AMPC

 

 

 

8 Olifants River    

     Parish visit

 

11 October L-M Catholic Board of Education – Tzaneen 10:30

Cathedral?

 

 

15 Malamulele    

      Parish visit

17 Seminaries Commission – Pretoria

18 – Department for Clergy Pretoria

20 Ackerville church celebrates

22 Phalaborwa

      Parish visit

 

24 Consultors

 

28 Catechists Conference

 

29 Sibasa

      Parish visit

NOVEMBER

 

R5 for R5 fundrasing campaign celebration on 5th Nov at Tshitanini

2 Holy Spirit School Board

 

5 All Saints – Tshitanini fundraising celebration

 

11 BOG Makhado

 

 

12-18 in Tzaneen

 

18 Diocesan Finance Council meeting at AMPC

19-25 in Tzaneen  26-30 in Tzaneen

 

26 Christ the King

DECEMBER 1-9 Advent begins

1-3 Mini World Youth Day in Durban

4 Holy Spirit School Board

7 Thanksgiving social at AMPC

10-16 in Tzaneen 17-23  in Tzaneen 25 Christmas Tzaneen

 

 

Bishop’s 2017 Programme January to June

YEAR 2017 FIRST WEEK SECOND WEEK THIRD WEEK FOURTH WEEK
JANUARY In Cape Town 9 Diocesan office opens

11 Return to Tzaneen

 

13  Agenda for meeting of priests

finalized

 

18 Consultors

 

21 Ordination of Deacon Matsobane

at Holy  Rosary School Hall,Malamulele.

23 Blessed Daswa Novena begins

 

24-31: SACBC

plenary meeting

in Pretoria

 

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 1 Feast of Blessed Daswa Tshitanini

4 St Scholastica

5 Holy Childhood at St Scholastica

7-8 Priests Meet at AMPC

10 Teachers’ Day at  Doornspruit

15 Limpopo-Mpumalanga CBE

Meeting –  at Subiaco

(Catholic Board of Education) 10:30

19 Phalaborwa

Confirmations

 

25 – Diocesan Pastoral Council meeting at AMPC

28 Diocesan Catechetical Committee meeting

 

 

 

 

MARCH

 

 

1 Ash Wednesday

 

5-10 Retreat at AMPC

15 Deacons Council –Pretoria

 

17 St Patrick’s Day at Ave Maria Pastoral Centre

 

19-25 Tzaneen 26 -31 Tzaneen

 

 

 

 

APRIL Pretoria

4  Seminaries Commission in Pretoria 9.00

 

5 Department for Clergy – Pretoria

9 Holy Week    

     begins

 

11 Mass of the Blessing of the Oils

 

13 Holy Thursday

 

14 Good Friday

16-22 Tzaneen

 

16 Easter Sunday

 

22 BOG – Makhado

 

 

23 – 30  Tzaneen

25 Consultors

29  Diocesan Finance Council Meet at

AMPC

30 – Blessing of foundations of the Pilgrims Centre at Tshitanini –Dedicated to Our Lady Mother of Africa

MAY

 

 

 

1-6

Bishop begins his 2 month  mini-sabbatical

7-13

On sabbatical

 

9-10 Priests meeting at AMPC

 

14 – 20

On sabbatical

21 -31

On sabbatical

 

 

 

JUNE

 

Youth of diocese celebrate this month

1-10

On sabbatical

11- 17

On sabbatical

18-24On sabbatical

 

 

25-30

On sabbatical

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LETTER ABOUT THE FEAST OF BLESSED DASWA

The Feast of Blessed Benedict Daswa has been approved by Rome for 1 February. This feast can be celebrated in all SACBC Dioceses as a Memorial. The liturgical colour is Red as Blessed Benedict died a Martyr. The Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments have officially approved proper Liturgical texts for the Celebration of the Eucharist and for the Liturgy of the Hours. These texts have been sent to Mariannhill Mission Press for printing, and will also be available online on the Benedict Daswa Website.

 

We are encouraging people throughout the SACBC Dioceses to pray for the favours and graces they need during the nine days prior to the Feast on 1 February. This novena will commence on 23 January and conclude on 31 January. We also invite people to make three acts of kindness each day of the Novena in remembrance of the three acts of charity which Blessed Benedict performed the day he was martyred.

 

The Daswa Novena Booklet can be used during these nine days, and is available for downloading in various languages from the official Benedict Daswa Website: www.benedictdaswa.org.za. It is also available in booklet form from the Daswa Office in the Diocese of Tzaneen, or from other SACBC Dioceses. Radio Veritas will also broadcast the Novena Prayer during the nine days commencing 23 January. Further details about the celebrations to be held in the Diocese of Tzaneen will be posted on the Benedict Daswa Website. Also available online or through SACBC Dioceses, are the official Prayer to Implore Favours and Prayer for Canonisation.