who focus on their personal commitment to the Mission of the Church
of Saint Arnold Janssen together with the Divine Word Missionaries and their sister congregations
through evangelization, promoting of mission awareness, supporting of missionaries
We follow our DWD Statutes
and participate in the Mission of the Church
by various regular Personal Sacrifices
according to our own gifts and desires.
In some of our parishes we celebrated St. Arnold Janssen's feast as a great solemnity on Sunday 19 January 2020.
We translated all liturgical prayers and texts of the day into our local languages Ndebele and Shona, so everyone could understand the liturgy. We decorated a picture of St. Arnold Janssen in our churches with flowers, candles, and fabrics. At the beginning of the celebration, we presented the story of St. Arnold and within the intercessions we prayed for Catholic world missions and missionaries.
On 20 October 2019 we celebrated the Mission Sunday.
We did a great job in our parishes: individual evangelizing of those who needed to hear the Good News, presentations on the missionary rosary, praying the missionary rosary with parishioners, distributing the Pope's message to the youth, Eucharistic adorations for the missions, teaching a song about this year's theme "Baptized and Sent". Some of us dedicated more time to our private prayer for missions and missionaries during the whole month of October.
There were two half-national DWD sessions because we couldn’t travel to one place from all over the country for desired one national event. On 24 August 2019 in Budiriro, Harare and on 1 September 2019 in Nketa, Bulawayo we had a great time of sharing, learning, and practising the spirituality of our saints, mission animation, and evangelization.
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A4 size poster to promote the Divine Word Disciples (pdf 0.9 MB)
an adoration guide for spreading of the Gospel (pdf 0.1 MB)
A4 size poster about missionary vocation (pdf 4.9 MB)