CHANGE OF VENUE THIS YEAR FOR THE VIGIL AND FEAST OF
BLESSED BENEDICT DASWA
Regretfully, due to the very wet weather and bad condition of the road leading to Tshitanini which is still under construction, it has been necessary this year to transfer the Feastday celebrations for Blessed Benedict Daswa to Good Shepherd Church, Ngovhela, a village in the Parish of Thohoyandou. Both the Vigil Prayer Service from 3.00pm to 6.00pm on 31 January and the Feastday Mass and Veneration of the Relics on 1 February will take place in this church.
DIRECTIONS TO NGOVHELA WHICH IS 6 KILOMETRES FROM THOHOYANDOU:
From Louis Trichardt take Punda Maria Road (R524) to Thohoyandou (85km).
Turn left at large Elephant Roundabout.
On Main Road drive past three sets of traffic lights and Thohoyandou town to Sibasa.
At traffic lights near CALTEX petrol station, turn left towards Nzhelele (R523).
On R523 drive 3 km, then turn right.
The Church of the Good Shepherd is a short distance on the left-hand side of the road.
FOR QUERIES OR FURTHER INFORMATION:
Kindly contact Mr Chris Mphaphuli:
Cell: 083 757 5090
060 798 7285
Email: Mphaphuli Chris email@example.com
We are encouraging people in all the Dioceses of Southern Africa (SACBC region) to pray for the favours and graces they need during the nine days prior to the Feast on 1 February. This novena will commence on 23 January and conclude on 31 January. We also invite people to make three acts of kindness each day of the Novena in remembrance of the three acts of charity which Blessed Benedict performed the day he was martyred.
The Daswa Novena Booklet can be used during these nine days, and is available for downloading in various languages from the official Benedict Daswa Website: www.benedictdaswa.org.za. It is also available in booklet form from the Daswa Office in the Diocese of Tzaneen, or from other SACBC Dioceses. Radio Veritas will also broadcast the Novena Prayer during the nine days commencing 23 January. Further details about the celebrations to be held in the Diocese of Tzaneen will be posted on the Benedict Daswa Website. Also available online or through SACBC Dioceses, are the official Prayer to Implore Favours and Prayer for Canonisation.
The Novena Prayer in various languages for opening or downloading:
South Sotho s-sotho-novena
North Sotho sepedi-novena
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