AoB/Cir/07 2019

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

As we are in the second half of the year it may be good for us to evaluate the progress of the implementation of the theme of the year and the pastoral resolutions by parishes and associations. Monitoring and Evaluations are absolutely necessary for growth and development. Therefore I request each parish/mission and association to take an evaluation of the year with our theme “Evangelization through Holiness” upto now so that if something is lacking we could make necessary changes before we come to the AGM of the laity in November.

1. Gratitude: The Silver Jubilee as the Archdiocese of Bulawayo and 140 years of evangelization in Matabeleland together with the priestly ordinations was a great success due to the dedicated participation and generous contributions of many Catholics. I thank you all for the public manifestation of our faith in this Year of Evangelization through Holiness. Let us be evangelizers wherever we are.

2. Appointments:

2.1. Fr. Thomas Kutwa as the priest in charge of St. Bernard’s Parish, Pumula.

2.2. Fr. Brian Francis Kandlela as the assistant priest at St. Bernard’s Parish.

2.3. Fr. Vusumuzi Golden Moyo as assistant priest at St. Patrick’s Parish.

2.4. Fr. Kevin Prize Madzivanyika CMM as assistant priest at St. John Vianney Mission, Esigodini.

2.5. Fr. Jeremy Butawo Dube CMM as assistant priest at Christ the King Parish, Hillside.

2.6. Fr. Crelly Ncube as the Education Secretary of the Archdiocese of Bulawayo.

2.7. Fr. Adrian Maqhawe Ndlovu, Spiritual Director of Catholic Charismatic Movement.

3. Forth Coming Events:

3.1. Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Fatima, Pumula from 16-18th August.

3.2. Exaltation of the Cross at Mount Inungu on 14th September.

3.3. Pilgrimage to Empandeni Mission on 4th October.


+ Alex Thomas
Archbishop of Bulawayo

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