St. Cecilia choral competition enlivens the spirit of synodality for Hwange Diocese

By Leonard Ncube Hwange Diocese was brought to God through music. SATURDAY 26 November will be a day to remember in the history of Hwange Diocese as for the first time schools competed in the St. Cecilia annual music competitions.Marist Brothers Secondary School in Dete was the venue. Initially, the organisers had selected St. Francis … Continue reading St. Cecilia choral competition enlivens the spirit of synodality for Hwange Diocese

St. Cecilia choral competition 2022 held in memory of Fr. Emmanuel Ribeiro in Harare

By Moses Tinashe Mazena One of the choirs at St. Cecilia music competitions in Harare. It was a battle of the best of voices on 26 November 2022 at the Catholic University, in the Archdiocese of Harare. Nine out of the 10 deaneries of the Archdiocese battled it out in the St Cecilia choral competition. … Continue reading St. Cecilia choral competition 2022 held in memory of Fr. Emmanuel Ribeiro in Harare

Fundraising initiative for St. Michael Ushewokunze Church construction nets over US$4000

By Sr Mufaro Chakuinga LCBL Denzel Mafa, Leon Msipa and Tadiswa Matanga acting as Bishops during a fundraising at St. Michael ushewokunze. Over a thousand people congregated at St Michael Ushewokunze on 20 November 2022 to witness the mock ordination of six “child priests’’.  Leon Msipa aka Archbishop Msipa was the main celebrant with the … Continue reading Fundraising initiative for St. Michael Ushewokunze Church construction nets over US$4000

CCJP Archdiocese of Harare’s thrust for social cohesion bears fruit as St. Dominic Ruwa partners Local Board in development of sporting arena.

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa Honorable Chairman of Ruwa Local Board, Councilor Kizito Chivafa officially opening the grounds. Ruwa Local Board represented by Councilor Justice Gukwe of Ward 9 recently handed over a piece of land to St. Dominic Parish in Ruwa that will be developed into a sporting arena for the youth in the area. … Continue reading CCJP Archdiocese of Harare’s thrust for social cohesion bears fruit as St. Dominic Ruwa partners Local Board in development of sporting arena.

“The Church does not want to lose any one of you”; Archbishop tells Catholic youth leadership.

By Sr. Mufaro Chakuinga LCBL The youth leadership during their annual general meeting in Bulawayo. Here they are seen posing for a picture with Archbishop Alex Thomas after mass at St. Mary's Basilica Over 50 youth from the country’s eight dioceses converged in Bulawayo at Isinga Youth Centre for the annual general meeting which started … Continue reading “The Church does not want to lose any one of you”; Archbishop tells Catholic youth leadership.

The remnants and reminiscence of Bishop Francis Xavier Mugadzi, Bishop Xavier Jonas Mudhodhi Munyongani, and Fr. Xavier Seremani Marimazhira

By Fr. Matthew Madziva These were the priests of Gweru with two of them ending up being raised to the office of the bishop. The three of them, however, had their origins in the now Masvingo Diocese. All of them had different gifts and charisma. This writing is coming up mainly because of the writer’s … Continue reading The remnants and reminiscence of Bishop Francis Xavier Mugadzi, Bishop Xavier Jonas Mudhodhi Munyongani, and Fr. Xavier Seremani Marimazhira

Fundraising towards church construction of St Michael- Ushewokunze

By Sr. Mufaro Chakuinga LCBL Mock ordination invitation to fundraise for the construction of St. Michael Church in Ushewokunze. St. Michael’s Ushewokunze Centre will on 20 November 2022 host a fundraising gala to support the construction of their church. The Centre invites all Catholics and non-Catholics to celebrate St Michael’s day and to participate in … Continue reading Fundraising towards church construction of St Michael- Ushewokunze

Priests challenged to renew the church by attending to people’s spiritual and social needs

By Minister Jackson Dube  A group of priests who attended the Winter School at Emthonjeni Pastoral Centre in Bulawayo. Priests from the Diocese of Hwange and the Archdiocese of Bulawayo converged at Emthonjeni Pastoral Centre in Bulawayo for a Winter School which was which could not take place as scheduled due to Covid 19 and … Continue reading Priests challenged to renew the church by attending to people’s spiritual and social needs

Loreto Mission turns 78 years of spiritual and socio-economic development

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa and Sr. Mufaro Chakuinga LCBL Loreto Mission Church One of the oldest missions under Gweru Diocese, Loreto Mission is celebrating its diamond jubilee on 13 November 2022. The mission was founded in 1944 by the Dominican sisters who also played a pivotal role in its social and pastoral development. Loreto was … Continue reading Loreto Mission turns 78 years of spiritual and socio-economic development

Dreams come true as priest’s house is completed at Chaka Mission

By Mufaro Chakuinga LCBL The newly constructed priest's house at Chaka Mission. The Bishop of Gweru, Rudolph Nyandoro last year, initiated the construction of a Priest’s house at Chaka Mission. The construction of a seven roomed house started in November 2021 and was completed in August 2022 with the help of the Bethlehem Mission Society … Continue reading Dreams come true as priest’s house is completed at Chaka Mission

Mutare Diocese assigns Fr. Francis Mudungwe on a mission to Ireland

By CCN Reporter In the picture from left to right: Administrative Director, Fr. Chidodo, Bishop Paul Horan, Fr. Roy Matyatya, Fr. Francis Mudungwe and Fr. Tazen Nyanga at Robert Mugabe International Airport. Mutare Diocese has assigned Fr. Francis Mudungwe on a missionary journey to the Archdiocese of Cashel and Emily in Ireland. Fr. Mudungwe who … Continue reading Mutare Diocese assigns Fr. Francis Mudungwe on a mission to Ireland

ZCBC appoints new Secretary General

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa Fr. Tryvis Moyo C.Ss.R was recently appointed as the Secretary General of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops' Conference. The Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference has appointed Fr. Tryvis Moyo C.Ss.R. as the new Secretary General for the Secretariat. Fr. Moyo replaces Fr. Fradereck Chiromba who has been at the helm of the conference … Continue reading ZCBC appoints new Secretary General

Sent to be Witnesses: Reflection on Pope Francis’ Message for World Mission Day 2022

By Fr Isaac Muzenda Fr. Isaac Muzenda is the Social Communications Coordinator for Masvingo Diocese. The theme for this year’s World Mission Day was based on Acts 1:8, “You shall be my witnesses.” The Holy Father’s message for the day reflects on aspects of this missionary journey in the life of every Christian. This reflection … Continue reading Sent to be Witnesses: Reflection on Pope Francis’ Message for World Mission Day 2022

Fight against drug and substance abuse among the youth took centre stage at Women of St. Anne day of prayer

By Kudakwashe Mashasha Catholic women of St. Anne follow proceedings during their day of prayer at Gokomere Mission in Masvingo. After a period of battling with Covid 19 which threatened the freedom of public gatherings, catholic women belonging to the guild of St. Anne gathered for a National Day of Prayer at the Mary Queen … Continue reading Fight against drug and substance abuse among the youth took centre stage at Women of St. Anne day of prayer

Four Sisters take first vows in congregation of the Holy Cross

Sr. Monica Madyembwa receives letters of commitment from the newly professed Sisters. The Catholic Diocese of Masvingo was recently in a jovial mood celebrating the first profession of four Holy Cross Sisters, Mektilda Chinofunga, Sheron Tazvigwira, Tracy Zinhambwa, and Valeria Zindoga. It was a day of joy for the entire Church, families, friends, relatives, priests, … Continue reading Four Sisters take first vows in congregation of the Holy Cross