CEREMONY OF CANDIDATES IN RUIRU
On Sunday 21 August the Ceremony of Candidates was held to Jack Opato. The talk for the occasion was delivered by Superior Ruben Pace, Secretary General of the SDC. Among those present were a group of Candidates and Members from the Delegation of Malta, relatives and friends of the Candidate, and many children, youth and their parents. We promise Jack our prayers, that “he fixes his gaze only on Christ Crucified all the days of his life.”
CANDIDATES’ EXPERIENCE IN KENYA
A group of five candidates in the final year of formation spent two weeks in the SDC Centre in Ruiru, in Kenya. During this experience they organized and participated in various activities realized in conjunction with the members in the Centre. These included a three-day summer camp for boys and youths, a one-day summer camp for girls, a day seminar for Elects and Aspirants respectively and catechesis sessions for different groups who attend the SDC Centre. They also met members of some local religious communities. The Secretary General, the Director of Candidates and Superior Johann Tabone (Naxxar, Malta) accompanied the group.
World Youth Day 2016
A group of 18 sdc candidates and members attended WYD in Poland. During their stay they had the opportunity to spend the Days in the Dioceses in two parishes one of which, St Luke's, is where our Society has been ministering since 2010.
In Krakow, the group stayed with families in St Bartholomew’ parish, in Mogilany, on the outskirts of Krakow. The group participated in the catechizes programme and all the other celebrations, being the opening Mass, the Pope's welcoming programme, The Way of the Cross, the Vigil ceremony and the High Mass on Sunday.
Dads and Lads meeting
The Dads and Lads group meets in Preca Cottage, South Bend in USA. A number of fathers meet with their teenage sons and whilst spending time together, the fathers lead a faith formation programme.
The group of members that visited the United States participated in the Dads and Lads meeting held on 3 rd July 2016. The meeting kicked off with an informal session about Malta. This was followed by games and a BBQ. The meeting was rounded up with a formal session where all present shared their personal experiences that help in living out the faith.