AoB/Cir/04 2021

1. A Level Results for 2020:

Amidst the daunting challenges of Covid-19 and strike by the teachers our schools have managed to do their best. We congratulate the work of the heads and staff who did their part.

Embakwe High 80%

Empandeni High 85.1%

Minda High 94.2%

St. Bernard's High 69.2%

Enkanyisweni Tech. 70%

2. 0 Level Results 2020:

Minda High 76.2%

Empandeni High 70%

Embakwe High 65.88%

Ekusileni Sec. 28%

St. Bernard's High 43.8%

Magama Sec. 15.7%

Regina Mundi Sec. 67.4%

Enkanyisweni Tech. 8.7%

3. Appointments:

3.1. Fr. Albert Msimanga, Priest in charge, Empandeni Mission

3.2. Fr. Wilfred Moyo, Priest in charge, Embakwe Mission

3.3. Fr. Norbert Nyathi, Priest in charge, Nkayi Mission

3.4. Fr. Victor Dube, Priest in charge, St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Trenance

3.5. Fr. Frank Sibanda, Priest in charge, Tsholotsho Mission

3.6. Fr. Claudious Luphahia, Priest in charge, Regina Mundi Mission

 3.7. Fr. Aurelio Ayala, Priest in charge, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Khumalo

3.8. Fr. Thomas Sadya, Assistant priest, Christ the King Parish, Hillside

3.9. Fr. Lucky Mandava, Priest in charge, Body and Blood of Christ, Kennilworth

3.10. Fr. Edward Tineyi Chiutanyi, Assistant priest, Our Lady of Lourdes, Khumalo

3.11. Fr. Elias Musona, Spiritual Director for Legion of Mary

4. Priestly Ordinations:

4.1. Fr. Edward Tineyi Chiutanyi OMI was ordained a priest in Mutare on 29 May 2021

4.2. We expect to have Rev. Preachard Mlalazi, Rev. Given Ncube, Rev. Bernard Nkomo, Rev. Lovemore Makore CMM and Rev. Jacob Sibelo SVD ordained priests on 31 July 2021 here in Bulawayo. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions the ceremony will be restricted to 50 invited persons only. We apologise for the inconvenience. We wish them many blessings.

5. New Provincial Superior for CPS Sisters:

Sr. Mary Clareta Ndebele CPS is the new provincial superior who will begin her duties from July this year. We wish her and the team many blessings.

6. World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly:

Pope Francis has declared from this year 4th Sunday in July as the World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly in honour of Sts. Joachim and Ann. This year it will be on 25th of July. The theme for this year is "I am with you always"(Mt. 28;20). The purpose of the day is to assure the elderly and grandparents that God and the Church are always close to them and to emphasis the intergenerational closeness between young and old. Establishing this day Pope Francis said; "grandparents are often forgotten, and we forget this wealth of preserving roots and passing on what the elderly have received". All parishes, missions and institutions are called upon to make this day as meaningful and significant as possible.

7. Retirement:

Mrs. Rita Normanton, who has served as secretary at the Bishop's House for the past 14 years will retire with effective form 30th June 2021. We sincerely thank her for the dedicated and prompt duties. Therefore anyone who wants appointments or letters from me will have to contact me directly.

8. Condolence and Prayers:

Just today I received the news of the passing on of Sr. Marie Gallegher SND who was in charge of Emthonjeni Pastoral Centre for many years and Sr. Margaret Howes SND who worked at Embakwe Mission for many years. Our condolence and prayers to the SND family. May they rest in peace.


+ Alex Thomas
Archbishop of Bulawayo

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