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Thanksgiving Holy Mass in Przedborz - Poland PDF Print E-mail

On 16th of May 2010 Bishop Stanislaw Dziuba celebrated his Thanksgiving Massmsza_pri-13 
in his home Parish Przedbórz in Poland.
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At the celebration there were present Rt. Rev. Bishop Henryk Tomasik, the Ordinary of Radom Diocese, His Grace Archbishop Stanislaw Nowak of Czestochowa, the Parish Priest Fr. Stanislaw Szczypior with his assistant priests, more than 30 priests that originate from Przedbórz Parish, the representatives of Pauline Order, the priests of Przedbórz Deanery, nuns, the mother of the Bishop - Helena, Sister Theresa and Brother  Walenty, the people of his home village Zuzowy, family and friends.
 

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The People of Diocese of Umzimkulu PDF Print E-mail

Bishop Stanislaw Dziuba together with PriestsSA_flagThe Diocese of Umzimkulu was established in 1954 by the excision from the Diocese of Mariannhill, of the civil districts of Umzimkulu, Harding and portions of the districts of Port Shepstone, Bulwer and Himeville, south of the Umzimkulu River. Area: 15 275 sq.km Total Pop: 509 830 Cath. Pop: 82 761.

Zulu_houses_made_of_clay_and_covered_with_grass_in_the_villageDiocese of Umzimkulu comprises of 15 parishes that each have from  6 to 14 outstations - chapels to serve by the missionary.

Many_adults_and_Children_coming_to_the_ChurchPeople are very religious, committed to God and the Church, often walking many kilometers/miles to attend the Holy Mass.  Holy Mass is often in private houses - rondavels - where people usually sit on the floor. In some chapels there is not enough space - so children have to sit around the altar.Inside_the_house_-_clay_ronadavel

There are many Christian denominations that are cooperating in prayer and in the social issues. Altars Servers play important role in our celebrations. Different associations enhance the feeling of belonging to the local Christian Community.

 

africa_aidsThe pandemic of AIDS in our Diocese and Country kills so many people, especially young who leave behind namy small orphaned children who do not have proper care and support. We are trying together with local volunteers to support the sick and the orphans but These_children_are_waiting_for_your_love_and_supportwe have very limited resources.

These children may look joyful when we make photo, but their life is so tragic. We are trying to help the orphans to look for foster parents or any other support to show them that they are not alone after the death of their parents. Even a small toy creates a beautiful smile on the face of the child.IMG_4329-2

In_Rural_area_Zulus_use_the_oxen_for_ploughing_in_their_small_gardensMost of the time the ploughing is done by oxen. Women are trying to plant some vegetabls in a small garden; there is a problem of water, as they have to carry it in buckets on their heads from the distant stream. Everyday work of girls and women is also to bring firewood for the cooking.Children_carrying_firewood_from_the_far_away_forest

Roads are very bad, especially after rain - the cars of missioanries are often pulled by oxen when they get in trouble and slide off the road. Travelling by the people is mostly done on foot and on the horse for men when they have one. And boys ride the donkeys.

Sometimes in winter (May-September) there can be very cold with snow falling.Help_us_to__help_these_children_with_food_and_education

YOU ARE INVITED TO VISIT US AND TO SUPPORT US IN OUR MISSION WORK AMONG ZULU PEOPLE IN UMZIMKULU DIOCESE IN SOUTH AFRICA.Talented_children_do_not_have_possibility_to_develop_their_skills

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Youth Day - 16 June - Church on the Ball PDF Print E-mail

On 16 of June 2010 - there was held the Diocesan Youth Day at Centocow Mission. Mahobe_team-winner
The youth from Parishes of our Umzimkulu Diocese participated in the sports games - such soccer, netball and volleyball enjoying the competition and of being together. Even our Priests and Seminarians played against the youth team.
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Abbot_Francis_Pfanner-700The Beatification Process of Servant of God - Abbot Francis Pfanner has started on 1st of October 2009. The commissions examine the writings of the Abbot as well all publications related to his life. More about the issue.

Visit also Emaus Heritage Centre  - to see the Place of Life and of Death of Abbot Francis

An Invittion for the celebration of ABBOT FRANCIS PFANNER DAY at EMAUS MISSION in Umzimkulu Diocese on the 26th of May 2012, Saturday at 10:00 am. together with the members of Congregation of Missionaries of Mariannhill and Missionary Sisters of Precious Blood and many of the Faithful who will come to venerate this great Missionary. The Motto of the celebration: "The First Wave of Evangelisation and the New Evangelisation in SA". The directions you will get at Emaus Heritage Centre website- contact.