Love is to the heart what the summer is to the farmer’s year – it brings to harvest all the loveliest flowers of the soul – Unknown. [More ...]
"If it wasn't for the support of generous people like you, I wouldn't be a priest today." – Fr Sifiso
Father Sifiso Mpanza was born into a traditional Zulu family, with no religious connections. But his aunt was married to a Catholic and one Sunday, Sifiso went with her and her family to Mass.
Afterwards, he couldn't get the experience out of his mind. Not only did he want the Eucharist, he wanted to do what he had seen the parish priest, Father O'Hara doing.
His aunt explained that he would have to become a Catholic first ... be baptised, then go to the seminary. Sifiso's father was vehemently opposed to this. He saw church as a waste of time and contrary to the traditional Zulu ways.
But with determination and prayer, Sifiso was eventually baptised ... and so were his mother and siblings. He became a member of the catechetical group of the parish, and after studying at the Seminary for seven years, was ordained priest in January 2009.
This Easter, thanks in no small part to Fr Sifiso's work, 52 candidates from his parish and its six outstations he serves will be baptised. A further 8 people who left the Church in their teens have found their way back through the Missions.
And on Easter morning, when you raise your voice in song and prayers of thanksgiving, you'll know that here in Africa, other people are also receiving the joyous Easter message ... because of your support.
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