AoB/Cir/09 2021

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

1. Christmas 2021:

Still amidst the Covid-19 challenges we are able to celebrate the birth of Christ as a family of God. I wish each and everyone a Happy Christmas and assure you of my special prayers. May the celebration of the birth of Christ bring us added strength for our personal faith, families and parishes. Let us be one in mind and heart as we journey forward as a synodal Church.

2. Appreciation:

Mr. Cuthbert Chiromo has retired as Head of St. Thomas Aquinas Primary school after serving in the same post for 19 years. His dedication to faith, to work and the whole school is very commendable. We thank him for taking the school far forward in many ways. We thank him for the wonderful work and wish him many blessings.

3. New Head:

Mr. Donnington Munemo is the new Head of St. Thomas Aquinas Primary school from January 2022. We wish him many blessings for the task ahead.

 4. New Arrivals in the Archdiocese of Bulawayo:

4.1. Fr. Leo Prakasam OFM Cap arrived on 28 December

4.2. Fr. John Sudhaharan OFM Cap has returned to Bulawayo after his studies of Canon Law in Rome.

4.3. Fr. Kevin Mapfumo CMM as the new Regional Superior of the Mariannhill Missionaries in Zimbabwe.

4.4. Sr. Caroline Mumo OP from Kenya has joined the Dominican sisters in Bulawayo.

5. Liturgical Guide 2022:

Liturgical guide for 2022 in English and siNdebele are now available. May priests kindly make these available to the faithful in your parishes and missions.

6. AMR General Chapter:

AMR Sisters will hold their General Chapter from 18 December and we wish them many blessings.

"Children and parents participate in a mutual witnessing, to Christ. Parents witness their faith to children, and children give testimony to their parents through their desire to think about others."
- Pope Francis -


+ Alex Thomas
Archbishop of Bulawayo

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