Course for catechists (Peru)
Members and candidates in Peru organized and delivered a course for catechists in the Parish of La Virgen di Fatima in Puente Pietra, in the Diocese of Caraballyo in Lima.
The course, held between 7th
August, focused on the role of the catechist in catechesis
ended with a half day retreat and mass. Members and candidates from Malta also attended.
Seminar for Candidates in Peru
A weekend seminar was held for the Peruvian and Maltese candidates in the Retreat House in Guayabo between 1st and 3rd August. Youth members also participated. The seminar, entitled "The SDC vocation: a way of life" focused on the 5 dimensions of the SDC vocation. It was truly a formative experience as well as a celebration of joy and fraternity.
Missionary Experience in Peru
A group of 3 candidates and 2 members are currently on a missionary experience in the SDC Centre in Lurin, Peru. The candidates are in the fourth and final year of the Course of Formation. They are experiencing and participating in the SDC apostolate in Peru and getting a taste of the Peruvian culture.
BLESSING OF NEW CHURCH AT ST. LUCIA, RUIRU
On Sunday 27 July in the parish of Ruiru in Kenya a new church in the out-station of St. Lucia was blessed. Auxiliary Bishop of Nairobi David Kamau led the blessings and presided over a mass in the new church where he also administered the Sacrament of Confirmation to 450 children, youths and adults who hailed from their respective out-stations of the parish. 80 of these attended the catechism classes at the S.D.C. centre to prepare for receiving this sacrament.