Pretoria, 29 May, 2023 / 9:06 pm (ACI Africa).
Catholic women have the mission to contribute to the bringing up of young girls into Catholic faith and practice through mentorship and animation initiatives, the Auxiliary Bishop of Pretoria Archdiocese in South Africa has said.
In his homily during the Eucharistic celebration to mark the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organizations (WUCWO) Day 2023, Bishop Masilo John Selemela encouraged the coming together of women to share reflections about their “mission as disciples in our time”.
“One of your missions as Catholic women is to mentor and animate the girl child,” Bishop Selemela said during the Saturday, May 27 Holy Mass at the Catholic Church of the Beatitudes in Zwavelpoort, Pretoria.
He added, “Your mission as Catholic women is that of discipling the girl child and bringing them into the mainstream of Catholic Faith and practice.”
The South African Catholic Bishop urged WUCWO members to help young girls “not be distracted but to make life giving choices in life.”