Preca Lil’ Library (USA)
The new “Preca Lil’ Library” is a book box, beautifully hand-crafted with cedar wood, containing good books for children and adults, including writings by St George Preca and literature about the SDC. It was built and installed in the garden of Preca Cottage, South Bend by Drew Neeser. This outdoor library will provide faith formation for children and their parents who can stop any time and spend time reading a good book.
Participation in the SEDOS Autumn Seminar
Members of the SDC Administration participated in the SEDOS Autumn Seminar which was held online on 16 and 17 October 2020. The theme was: The Past - Present - Future of Our Congregational Structures in the Service of Mission. During the seminar, different congregations shared their experiences in creatively organizing structures within the congregation in ways that respect their particular charism of the group. The seminar also included an analysis of the Covid19 pandemic on the life and mission of the different participating groups.
Retreat for those receiving Holy Communion (Cuba)
On Sunday 25 October, the SDC members in Sagua la Grande, Cuba, organized a retreat for a group of children and adolescents who received Holy Communion on Saturday 31 October. The retreat took place in the Sagrado Corazón Church. For the first time, their parents were also invited to participate. The retreat started with the 8.00 a.m. mass and then, a number of activities were organized for the children and adolescents, and, separately, for the parents. The retreat ended with the adoration of the Eucharist.
Course for catechists (Cuba)
In October 2020, the SDC members in Sagua la Grande, Cuba, in coordination with the parish priest Fr Neldo Hernandez Alonso, started a 9-session course for the catechists and aspiring catechists of the local parish, most of whom are people who have finished a three-year catechumenal course and will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in a few weeks’ time. Around 30 people are participating in this course which is being held in the SDC Centre.