Education for Life Program Celebrates 10th Anniversary

IMG_0317About 500 youth from different parts of our country gathered in Durban from 2nd to 4th August to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Education for Life Program.  The three day event began on Friday with an opening Mass celebrated by the National Youth Chaplain, Fr Sammy Mabusela, at St Joseph’s Parish, Matikwe. Saturday included a youth concert, with items from the youth of Botswana who presented a traditional dance which highlighted the different forms of dance, and from our local youth mission band “The Called”.  The highlight on Sunday was celebration of Mass by Cardinal Napier.  The occasion was also graced by the presence of the initiators of the program in our country, namely, Bishop Emeritus Hugh Slattery and Sr Bernadette Duffy.  The other pioneer, Fr John Selemela, could not attend.

IMG_0329Led by Mgr Joe Kizito and the current national coordinator Sr Victoria Sibisi FCCJ, all the coordinators recommitted themselves to the programme in front of about 20 Bishops.  Sr Victoria said that while this is a great milestone, it is also a new beginning: a time to do better and reach out.  After Mass all the youth went into the streets of Durban and reflected on the Stations of the Cross.

We pray the Education for Life Program will continue the groundwork of bringing youth from all walks of life to a more positive change of life and behaviour with Christ as their guide.  Change is possible.

Upcoming Events:

Ignite Youth Rally

• Friday 23 August 2013

• 6pm to 10pm

• Blessed Sacrament Parish, Virginia

• Featuring “The Called” Mission Band

Worship    Scripture     Fellowship     Adoration     Revival

For more info contact Mark Naicker 031 3031417


I Want to Sing Gospel Choir Competition
• 28 September 2013

• 10am till 3pm

• St Mary’s Church, 79 Loop Street, Pietermaritzburg

• Entry Fee R5 pp

Do you think your youth choir is the best and has what it takes to walk away with the ultimate prize?  Then join us and find out.

Contact Mark Naicker on 031 3031417 to register your choir. Registration fee R10 per person. Closing date for registration is 16 September. Late registrations will incur a R50 penalty.