Square mission

From left are Mario Lala, Desmond September and Mattia Poropat, an Italian seminarian. At the podium, from left, are seminarians Arnoldo Miranda from Nicaragua, Juan Andres Correa del Rio from Chile and Kevin Nott from India.

Missionaries from all over the world and Catholic Capetonians “walking” in Neocatechumenal Way, gathered at the Town Centre on Saturday June 23 for the Great Mission in the Square event. The gathering, which encompassed singing, dancing and the telling of their experiences, kicked off the mission, which began all around the world this weekend. This mission was in answer to Pope Francis’ call to the 200 000 people who gathered in Rome on Saturday May 5, for the 50th anniversary of the Neocatechumenal Way, an itinerary of Christian formation within the Catholic Church which has a million members in 25 000 communities internationally. The mission at Town Centre will continue every Saturday morning for five weeks. “We go into the streets out of gratitude for what the Lord has done in our lives,” said Dino Furgione, an Italian missionary based in Goodwood. “We see that the Lord uses what we do to touch the hearts of people. That is our reward.”