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Easter is almost here!

At the Mission outstation of Njengabantu, Father Anton Maier will soon begin prayers at the Easter Vigil.

The people begin to gather at the Church from 8.00 pm in the evening. As the night progresses, they will sing and pray and light a large fire in the Church grounds.

donateAt midnight, the Easter candle is lit from the fire. Led by the candle, symbolizing ‘Christ, our Light’, the procession moves into the dark church for the Exultet to be sung in Zulu. Between the nine readings that follow, the choir of young men will sing the Psalms.

The water will then be solemnly blessed and all new members of the faith will be baptized. The Vigil reaches its climax with the celebration of the Eucharist.

As everyone makes their way home, first light will be visible creeping over the hills – that same early hour when Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome were told that Jesus had risen from the dead.

‘Ukristu Uvukile! Uvukile Kuphela!’
(Christ is risen), for each one of us.

We shall be praying for you; please will you also pray for us on the missions this Easter, and if you have not yet done so, please consider making your Easter offering now.

God bless you.

If you would like prayers for your special intentions to be included in our monthly Mass for Mission friends, please click here.

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