VISIT BY FRENCH TOURISTS
On Sunday 20th July 2014 a group of 20 French tourists, led by Fr Cyrinne Debrin, visited the chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. Short information was given to the group by an SDC Member about the chapel, St George Preca and the Society. The group showed interest as to whether their country can someday share in the Society’s apostolate. The group then joined in prayers before the sacred remains of St George Preca.
ALONG THE SDC PATH
During the weekend between the 4th and the 6th of July 2014 a Live-In was organised for the Members and Candidates of Ruiru. The theme was “Along the SDC Path”. Through communal prayer, reflections and discussions this served as an opportunity forthe Assignment group to familiarise themselves more with the renewed Rule of the Society, mostly Sections three and four about Discipleship and the Apostolate.
Activities in Poland
“Akcja Wakacje” – was an activity organised during the first four days of the summer holidays for children at St Luke’s Parish in Poznań. A group of around 20 boys and girls attended from Monday till Thursday from 5.00 – 7.00pm. Apart from everday catechesis, the children had time for play, crafts and cooking of cakes which were served at the end of a BBQ organised for them and their parents at the end of the activity. During this scholastic year, the SDC centre organised as well the catechetical programme for First Holy Communion children (10 year-olds) and for the First Year Confirmation adolescents (14-year olds).
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION AT RUIRU
On Sunday 22nd June, Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist was celebrated in the parish of Ruiru. After being baptised last year, the 100 children and youth that received their first holy communion kept attendingcatechism classes at the S.D.C. centre throughout this year. A few days before they attended a preparatory Seminar, in the presence of two priests, and the children and youth received the sacrament of confession for the first time.