The procedures of taking up Malawi mission in Africa are being finalised. Fr. Soosai Raj, Fr. Anandharaj and Fr. Nelson have completed their language course. At present, they are staying in different parishes for liturgical experience and cultural integration. Frs. Berin, Arockia Doss and Packia Sathish Kumar are serving in the East-Africa province and will be going to Malawi, as we take up the 2nd mission. Bros. Level Winner and Jerald are doing their theological studies in Morogoro. Bros. Adaikala Raj and Marshal are doing their regency in East-Africa province. The date of official taking up is being worked out and it will be finalised soon. We are taking steps to speed the process so that we can officially take up the mission in the last week of March, 2019.
From Malawi – Our Life in Malawi
Festal greetings of our heavenly Patron St. Francis de sales to all confreres from MSFS confreres in Malawi Mission!
Indeed it gives me immense joy to write to you regarding our life in Malawi at present. After having completed our preliminary language course at St. Mary’s parish, we are assigned to three different parishes; Fr. Anantharaj at Kazantha, Fr. Nelson at Chitipa and me at Chilumba for further learning the language and knowing the nuances in the administration of the parish according to the local church in Malawi. Well, we are happy to assist the priests in all the ways possible. We started to celebrate Eucharist and administer the Sacraments in the local language ‘Chtumbuka’. We go to villages to celebrate Mass for children and elders on Sundays. The Bishop, the local clergy and the people are very encouraging and supportive. They are excited to see us as missionaries. They are happy to know that we are talking, picking up to preach in their own language.
Right now, it is raining here and winter is approaching. We really enjoy the climate and the life. Once again we all wish you Happy Feast of our Patron.
Fr. Soosai Raj