On 17 June 2012 at St Joan of Arc Parish in Pietermaritzburg, we celebrated the patronal feast of the parish, and commissioned the various ministries in the parish. The Synod Implementation Team saw this commissioning as the implementing of the Synod exhortation to evangelise – Evangelization. During the joyful celebration of the Eucharist, many older ministers were thanked for their service and given a certificate and the new ministers were commissioned “Go into the world – and know I am with you to the end of time”
Fr Jude Burgers MCCJ, the parish priest, and Fr Luis Reig Bellver MCCJ concelebrated with Bishop Barry Wood OMI. After the Mass the whole parish was invited to dinner in the hall. A significant day in the life of St Joan of Arc Parish.