1999 September/Editorial

Dear Friends and Benefactors,

Over the past 4 months we (have been visiting a group in Jabulani, Soweto, which is only about a 20 minute car ride from the Priory. What started with 10 or so people has now come to over 30 and that on a Saturday morning at 8:00 am while the rest of the world is doing their Saturday shopping, these souls are shopping at heaven’s gate, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, for the grace and love of God. The morning starts with the Holy Mass and sermon and several hymns sung in Zulu. Then there is time for a breakfast before an hour or so of catechism, not just for the children but for all the adults. The Fundisi (Father) taking some of the adults and the children by a Zulu speaker. The big problem is that it’s too small, the lounge that is of one of our faithful whose house is being used for all of this. A venue is urgently required, for there is no room even to make all the movements required by the rubrics of the Mass, without perhaps sitting on someone’s lap for the Last Gospel. The interest seems to be growing and strangely from a good number of non?Catholics. Let us pray that this new Mass centre may abound the more.

We have completed the installation of the marble tiles in the Priory church and are now awaiting the marble altar (to be manufactured for us locally) and the altar canopy to be built by one of the faithful. Next month we will publish the itinerary of Bishop Williamson who will visit all the Mass centres starting an the 28 Nov. and ending with the 19 Dec.

May the good Lord bless you all.

Fr. Loren Gerspacher