Dear Priests, Deacons, Religious and the Faithful of the Archdiocese of Bulawayo,

One of the most important events in the life of a believer is the Resurrection of our Lord and Master, Jesus Christ.  The resurrection of Jesus Christ provides each believer with a living Jesus Christ sitting on the right hand of God the Father.  He is sitting because He has accomplished the work of our salvation.

The resurrection of Jesus Christ provides us with a message to tell others about eternal life, about power over sin in our lives, and about our ability to stand before God clothed in the robe of righteousness purchased with the precious blood of Jesus Christ.

In this year of Consecrated Life let us all recommit ourselves to the Risen Christ and walk in His Light enabling others to get rid of the darkness of sin and evil in their lives.

HAPPY   EASTER

1. World Youth Congress 2016 in Poland:

The following  were chosen among the youth  as Organisers: Mrs. F Ngwenya (Youth Office Coordinator); Hilary Mavise (Archdiocese Chairperson, CYA); Varaidzo Chagonda (Our Lady of Lourdes); Wadzanai Chagonda (Our Lady of Lourdes); Nomalunga Mpofu (St Anthony's); Zanele Mpofu (St Anthony's); Sonakele Mpofu (St Anthony's); Leslie Makamure (Christ the King).

2. Appointments:

2.1. Sr. Esther Sakala AMR  is appointed acting coordinator  for Social Communications for the Archdiocese of Bulawayo.

2.2. Fr. John Sudhahar OFM Cap. is appointed  Priest in Charge of St. Padre Pio Parish, Emakhandeni.

2.3. Fr. Paul Mhlanga is appointed Dean of the Eastern Deanery.

3. 2014 ‘A’ Level Results:

Cambridge: Dominican Convent 100%; CBC 95%.

ZIMSEC: Empandeni High 95.3%; Minda High 91.43%; St. Bernard’s High 88.6%; Embakwe High 70.73%.

4. 2014 ‘O’ Level Results:

Cambridge:  Dominican Convent: 90%;  CBC: 75%.

ZIMSEC:  Minda High 68.42%;  Regina Mundi Secondary 51.1%;  Empandeni High 50.90%; St. Bernard’s High 48%; Ekusileni Secondary 31.81%;  Magama Secondary 18.87%; St. Francis 7.3% ;  Enkanyisweni Technical 6.82%.

5. 120 Years of Dominicans in Bulawayo:  The Dominican Sisters this year celebrate their 120 years of  mission in Zimbabwe. We wish them many blessings on this occasion and thank them for their dedicated service to the local church.  

Consecrated Life Today:
It's true: the husband "dies" to his selfishness to devote himself to his wife.
The mother "dies" sacrificing her freedom to give birth to a child.
The priest "dies" putting his daily life at the disposal of the sheep that God has entrusted to him.
The consecrated person "dies" because he or she offers his or her life to Christ, totally. "The vocation of consecrated persons to seek the Kingdom of God is first and foremost a call to complete conversion, in self-renunciation, in order to live fully for the Lord, so that God may be all in all" (St. John Paul II,  Consecrated Life, n. 35).

These four examples of "death", are examples of actions that give birth to a new dimension of love, a new creature, born to God and to fraternal communion.

HAPPY   EASTER

May  each of you enjoy the Peace and Joy of the Risen Lord in your hearts and in your families.

+Alex Thomas
Archbishop of Bulawayo

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