SHARE YOUR BLESSINGS
WITH SOMEONE IN AFRICA
ven if you live far away in America, the UK or Europe, your concern and compassion can still touch the lives of underprivileged people here in South Africa.
Knowing there are others who understand and care means so much, not only to the people we strive to uplift, but also to our priests and sisters who leave their families and comfortable homes to walk in the footsteps of Jesus.
Whether you make a financial contribution of any amount towards the cost of uplifting the Zulu people … pray for us … or think about making a bequest towards the work of the Church in South Africa, please don’t leave this page without doing something to help. Your support really does make all the difference! Thank you.
In any family, there are certain people on whom you know you can rely in times of need. In our Zulu Mission Family, those people are called Mission Patrons …
When that extra deserving project needs funding, and our resources can’t stretch that far, we know we can ask our Mission Patrons for help.
When those extra prayers need to be said, we know that our Mission Patrons will storm heaven with us.
Like some of the miracles in the life of Jesus … the turning of water into wine and the multiplication of loaves and fishes … Mission Patrons have a hand in miracles of change on the Zulu Missions.
Would you like to be one of them?
It means making a substantial annual gift – a minimum of £45, €70, $100 or ZAR1000. This additional money is used for a different upliftment project each year, which the Archdiocese would not normally be able to fund.
In return for their outstanding support, Mission Patrons receive a dedicated newsletter, a hand-beaded St Christopher pendant, and their names are inscribed in the Mission Patron Roll of Honour.
This year, Mission Patrons are invited to contribute toward the cost of providing our three new priests with vehicles to travel the vast distances between Mission stations in the rural areas.
At the beginning of March, we ordained three new Mission priests: Father Mtshengiseni Dlamini, Father Wandile Chagwe and Father Simon Sibisi. Whilst it’s wonderful to have three new priests ready to serve on the Missions, our priority now is providing each with a reliable vehicle.
Distances between remote rural outstations are vast and public transport is sporadic at best. A vehicle is essential – not only to get the priest from place to place … but also to act as an ambulance or other emergency transport for his parishioners.
Your exceptionally generous Mission Patron gift of £45, US$100, €70 or ZAR1000 will be put towards vehicles to enable Mission priests to serve their people.
But you won’t just be contributing towards a car. You’ll be giving poverty stricken rural people someone they can turn to when their faith falters and all hope seems lost. Your gift is the Mass, all the sacraments from birth through to death, and much more – all brought to them by their Mission Priest.
So please will you make your Mission Patron gift now? Your name will be inscribed on our Mission Patron Roll of Honour, and you’ll receive a hand beaded St Christopher pendant, to remind you of how you helped to bring three new priests to the Mission people.
Newly ordained priests, Mtshengiseni Dlamini, Wandile Chagwe and Simon Sibisi are eager to serve on the Missions – but they need transport to get them to their people.
“I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” – Matthew 28:20
When Jesus left this world, what comfort these words must have given to His disciples, knowing they would still be cared for by Him, beyond His earthly lifetime. And what comfort they still give to us, as we journey through life.
In a much smaller way, when each one of us leaves this world, we can also give comfort to those remaining – by assuring them of our love and ongoing care, through our Will.
Remembering the Zulu Missions in your Will is a ‘legacy of love’. Not only does it mean that your support of the missionary Church continues beyond your lifetime – but the work it continues is a fitting memorial to your Christian life.
More information on Wills and Legacies is available in our free booklet, Using your Will to Celebrate the Blessings of your Life. Please note that this is intended as a guide only, and should not take the place of professional legal advice.
If you are considering a bequest to the Zulu Missions, please let us know. We would appreciate the opportunity to thank you, and to discuss with you how you would like your gift to be used. We would also like to send you our very useful Personal Affairs Record Book.