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YOU ARE HERE: Home News Latest News Year for Priests Celebration - Mariathal Mission
Year for Priests Celebration - Mariathal Mission PDF Print E-mail

On 9th of August 2010 the Church of Mariannhill Diocese together with Bishops from SACBC4_black_priests Territory, priests, Religious Sisters have celebrated the closing the Year for Priests remembering the 4 first Zulu Priests: Fr Edward Müller Kece Mnganga, Fr Alois Majonga  Mncadi, Fr Andreas Mdontswa Ngidi and Fr Julius uMkomazi Mbhele. The Holy Mass was presided over by Rt Rev. Bishop Pius Mlungisi Dlungwane of Mariannhill with assistance of Cardinal Wilfrid Napier OFM of Archdiocese of Durban and Rt Rev. Bishop Xolelo Thaddeus Kumalo of Eshowe who was the preacher of the day. 
After the homily the present priests renewed their priestly commitment that was led by Archbishop of Johannesburg Buti Tlhagale OMI.

 In the Celebration participated also the Minister of Home Affair Dr. N.C Dlamini-Zuma together with the Provincial Government representation.

After Holy Mass the family of the first African Priests, the Priests from different dioceses and Bishops went to the grave of  the priests to bless the tomb stone praying for renewal of the missionary spirit of the Church in our times. The blessing was led by Bishop Stanislaw Dziuba OSPPE of Umzimkulu diocese.  All prayed as well for all Women remembering the women who were fighting for freedom of the country as well the mothers who gave life and brought up many priests in our country.

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To see more photos from the Celebration follow the link to Gallery