Magister Utinam Sequatur Evangelium Universus Mundus Following in the Footsteps of St George Preca; Nurture the Lord’s Field and Vineyard with Sound Doctrine and Formation.
were well attended, an indication that Pope Benedict XVI’s recent visit to the country left an impact on the local Christian Community. Malta - In January the Malta Region revised the programme of the course leading to their incorporation into the Society and spread it over four years. First-year Candidates participated in a study weekend on the Founder, whilst the second and third-year Candidates participated in a study weekend on the theme Becoming better Catechists. Various activities were held for adolescents, such as prayer sessions, outings and games for Preps, Elects and Aspirants coming together from all over Malta and Gozo. On Sunday 16th September a programme termed ‘Spark’ was held for Elects and Aspirants at the Auditorium of the Central House with playlets on the life of Saint George Preca.
England - The commitments of the SDC members in London stretched over four parishes: Holy Rosary parish in Brixton, St Andrews Thornton Heath, Virgo Fidelis in Upper Norwood and Our Lady of the Annunciation, Addiscombe. Confirmation classes were held in all four parishes. These were coordinated by the SDC members together with other catechists. On 24th March a group of young people from the Confirmation group led by the Society at Virgo Fidelis Parish recently took part in the ‘Flame Conference’ for about 8000 Catholic young people from all over the country. Kenya - On 21st January the Preca Lending Library was inaugurated in the Ruiru Centre, Kenya. So far the library has around a thousand books from which the Kenyan children and youths can borrow. Six members from the region of Malta visited the SDC Centre in Ruiru, Kenya from 9th to 28th August 2012 to live the daily experience of the Members at the Centre. They participated in the catechetical programme and the Assignment. They also led the monthly retreat and conducted a seminar for Aspirants and Candidates. Cuba - The two Members of the Society of Christian Doctrine, M.U.S.E.U.M in Cuba participated in the Holy Week’s Liturgy at the church of Sagrado Corazon, presided by the parish priest, Fr Paul Buttigieg. The celebrations of the Easter Triduum
Poland - Between 20th and 24th February, the Society organised activities for children in St Luke’s Parish in Pozna´n entitled “Akcja Ferie”. The children had Bible meetings as well as time for crafts and indoor games. On the 13th of August, Rainer Bezzina, an SDC member who had been working in the SDC mission in Korçë for eight years, joined the SDC members in Pozna´n, such that now the group is made up of three members. “Happy Together” was the title for a week of activities that the SDC Members in Pozna´n, Poland, organised for the children of St Luke’s Parish. A group of 16 boys and girls aged 8-13 attended regularly in the mornings during the last week of August, for language activities, crafts and camp games.
Published on Feb 15, 2013