FEAST OF ST GEORGE PRECA 2019 (PERÙ)
On the occasion of the feast day of St George Preca, the SDC Centre in Carabayllo, Perù organized three masses at three different parishes: the Parish of Divine Mercy, the Parish of Our Lady of Fatima and the Parish of San Pedro de Carabayllo. During each of these masses, the members presented a feature on the Founder, the Society and its charisma. A large framed picture of the Founder was presented to each of the parishes and a holy picture of St. George Preca was distributed to all the faithful who attended.
FEAST OF ST GEORGE PRECA 2019 (MALTA)
On Thursday 9th May, Archbishop Emeritus Paul Cremona OPpresided Solemn Mass of the feast of St. George Preca at the Parish Basilica of Our Lady of Safe Haven and St Dominic in Valletta. In the homily, Fr. Kevin Schembri, the Ecclesiastical Assistant reflected on the relationship between the Founder and St. Vincent Ferrer, this year being the 600th anniversary of the latter’s death. The numerous congregation included devotees, SDC associates, members of the Forum of Catholic Lay Groups and Movements in the Diocese and members of the Confraternity of St Vincent Ferrer.
SEDOS RESIDENTIAL SEMINAR (ROME)
Superior Stephen Zammit (Cuba) and SDC member David Dye (Malta) participated in the SEDOS Residential Seminar 2019. The seminar was held in Ariccia, Rome from the 28th April to 2nd May 2019. The theme of the seminar was ‘Mission in a pluralistic world’. Several speakers shared reflections and thoughts about interreligious dialogue. Other missionaries shared experiences and anecdotes about their apostolate in countries were Catholics are a minority.
OFFICIAL VISIT (RUIRU, KENYA)
The Superior General and the Assistant Superior General visited the SDC Centre at Ruiru, Kenya from the 14th to 28th April 2019. During the visit they participated in the Holy Week Special Program at the Centre and the Easter Triduum liturgy. The program of the visit also included a half-day retreat for the SDC members, an outing for all Candidates and Aspirant Catechists and visits to other religious congregations in Ruiru.