Wednesday, December 12, 2018

2019 PILGRIMAGES TO TSHITANINI IN HONOUR OF BLESSED BENEDICT DASWA

30TH ANIVERSARY OF MARTYRDOM – the PEARL JUBILEE YEAR:
1 FEB 2019 – 1 Feb 2020.

  DATE  for Year 2019                           PARISH/GROUP
31 January 2019 Eve of the Feast Day Prayer at Tshitanini
   
1 February  2019 All parishes: the Jubilee year begins:Feast Day celebrations at Tshitanini




23-24 March Men Pilgrimage
30-31 March Women Pilgrimage



27 April Makhado Parish



25 May Malamulele and Giyani Parishes



29 June Phalaborwa and Ngwabitsi Parishes



27 July Olifants River and Ofcolaco Parishes



31 August Tzaneen Parish



28 September St Scholastica Parish



26 October Dwars River Parish and  all Catechists of the Diocese of Tzaneen



30  November Modjadjiskloof Parish



14 December Nhzelele and Musina Parishes
31 January 2020 Eve of the Feast Day Prayer at Tshitanini
1 February 2020 All parishes: The Jubilee Year ends on Feast Day at Tshitanini



Note that SIBASA PARISH is the host parish and involved in all the pilgrimages.Therefore there is no specific date for Sibasa Parish to do a pilgrimage.

NOVENA: 9 DAYS OF PRAYER BEFORE THE FEAST DAY OF BLESSED BENEDICT DASWA


The Feast of Blessed Benedict Daswa has been approved by Rome for 01 February. This feast may be celebrated in all SACBC Dioceses and Parishes 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 has officially approved proper Liturgical texts for the Celebration of the Eucharist and for the Liturgy of the Hours. These texts are available on the official Benedict Daswa Website:
People throughout the SACBC Dioceses are encouraged to pray for the favours and graces they need during nine days prior to the Feast on 1 February. This novena will commence on 23 January and conclude on 31 January.

People are invited to perform 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.

BLESSED BENEDICT DASWA JUBILEE YEAR 2019 -20

30th ANNIVERSARY JUBILEE YEAR

       of the Martyrdom of Blessed Benedict Daswa:

                   1 February 2019 – 1 February 2020


The Diocese of Tzaneen will soon be celebrating the Pearl Jubilee of the martyrdom of Blessed Benedict Daswa. The Blessed Daswa Jubilee Year will begin on 1 February 2019. We recall that he died for the Lord Jesus Christ on 2 February 1990. The Jubilee Year will culminate on 1 February 2020 which is his feast day.

Pearl Jubilee:1 Feb 2019-1 Feb 2020

EVE OF THE FEAST WEDNESDAY 31 JANUARY 2019

CELEBRATIONS FOR THE FEAST DAY IN THE PARISH OF HOHOYANOU
THEME:
30TH ANNIVERSARY OF MARTYRDOM
(PEARL JUBILLEE YEAR OF MARTYRDOM)
EVE OF THE FEAST WEDNESDAY 31 JANUARY 2019
From 17:00 to 20:00 on Thursday 31 January people will be invited to spend a period of silent adoration, prayer and reflection in the TENT AT TSHIANINI. This period of immediate preparation for the Feast on 1 February will be a time of grace, reconciliation and healing.
On entering the area, people will be encouraged to spend time in silent adoration and prayerful reflection for examination of their conscience. Then the Most Blessed Sacrament will be exposed. During this quiet time, they can ponder in their hearts and ask Jesus how he wants them to be his disciples as Blessed T. S. Benedict Daswa was and how to live better that call in their daily lives.
Throughout this quiet time, priests will be available for those wishing to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. This graced invitation is a precious opportunity to receive from Jesus’ Sacred Heart the forgiving and healing touch of His loving kindness and mercy. Jesus’ Heart will be there longing to pour out on all who come to Him, the grace of becoming his disciples.
After receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation, all will be encouraged to spend some quiet time in thanksgiving in front of the Most Blessed Sacrament, thanking Blessed Benedict Daswa for the example of his holy life and asking for his prayers and help in living more faithfully as Jesus’ disciples. Exposition will close with Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament.
The conclusion of the nine days of prayers will also be prayed at the end of the evening celebration.

Launch of the jubilee year of martyrdom

THE FEAST DAY – FRIDAY 01 FEBRUARY 2019
Launch of the jubilee year of martyrdom
On the actual day of the Feast of Blessed Tshimangadzo Samuel Benedict Daswa, 01 February 2019, celebrations will be held at Tshianini Village, where the Beatification took place on 13 September 2015, and where the future Shrine and Pilgrimage Centre will be situated. The Road has been tarred from Dzingahe Village until the site.
7.00am to 9.00am* Veneration of the Relics of Blessed T. S. Benedict Daswa
At 8:15 am             Prayer of the Rosary (The Luminous Mysteries) lead by lay people and Prayer of the Litany of Blessed T. S. Benedict Daswa – Martyr of Jesus Christ
9.00 am to 12.00 noon Eucharistic Celebration of the Feast of Blessed Benedict Daswa presided by His Grace Archbishop William Slattery OFM, Archbishop of Pretoria Archdiocese.
12.00 noon to 13 pm  Veneration of the Relics of Blessed Benedict Daswa in procession.
* During the Veneration of Relics (between 7:00 am and 8:45 am), priests will be available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.


 

Blessed Benedict Daswa website




RETREAT FOR BEGINNING OF LENT 2019



To   Priests, Sisters, and PPC
Retreat 2019 – Diocese of Tzaneen
(Ave Mari Pastoral Centre -March 10 to 15, 2019)
Greetings and hope all is well with you.   This is to announce the Annual Diocesan Retreat for 2019 which is scheduled for 10th  to 15th March 2019. This particular retreat will be  open to all (clergy, religious sisters and laity) It will be conducted by Fr Amos Masemola of the archdiocese of Pretoria. 
We would appreciate early booking especially in view of the fact that, if there is room,  we would like, later on, to offer some places to Priests and Religious of neighbouring dioceses.  Since single accommodation is rather limited here  (28 rooms), allocation of single rooms will be on a first come first served basis.
The cost of the Retreat which includes food, accommodation, stipend for Retreat Master will be R2000.00.  Please see below the banking details.
Yours in the Divine Word,
Fr. James Sebastian svd
        (Director)
Book by email:  ampcbookings@gmail.com
               
A/C holder :          AVE MARIA PASTORAL CENTRE
Bank            :         STANDARD BANK (TZANEEN)
Account no :         030475503          
Branch        :          052749 

Thursday, November 15, 2018

DIOCESE OF TZANEEN WEBSITE

REMEMBER the Diocese of Tzaneen website address has changed to https://dioceseoftzaneen.yolasite.com/

DIOCESE OF TZANEEN

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Re: reflection

See and understand




 When you have peace within,
you can see things as they really are without.


On Wed, 14 Nov 2018 21:01 Bishop Joao Rodrigues <bishopjoao@mweb.co.za wrote:

My message

When you have peace within,you can see things as they really are without.