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Latest stories: Small Christian Communities (SCCs)

Screengrab of Sr. Millicent Omondi during the 'Around the Table show' on Capuchin TV in prelude to the Sunday of the Word of God. Credit: Sr. Olga Massango

Align Small Christian Community Programs to the Word of God: Catholic Nun in Kenya

Jan 20, 2022

Programs of Small Christian Communities (SCC) and other Bible study groups in the Church can be amended to give more focus on the word of God, a member of the Pious Society of the Daughters of St. Paul (FSP) in Kenya has said.

Kenyan Catholic Parish in Mourning after Wedding-bound Seminary Bus Plunges into River

Dec 6, 2021

Good Shepherd Mwingi Parish of Kenya’s Kitui Diocese is mourning after a bus in which choir members and others were traveling plunged into River Enziu in Kitui County, claiming at least 30 lives.

Displaced people at Mukuru kwa Njenga, slum served by St. Mary's Catholic Church in Kenya's Archdiocese of Nairobi. Credit: Fr. John Munjuri

Kenyan Parish Counting Losses as Eight Small Christian Communities Vanish in Demolitions

Nov 25, 2021

The October 11 government demolitions at Nairobi’s Mukuru kwa Njenga slum, which is served by St. Mary’s Mukuru Parish of the Archdiocese of Nairobi (ADN) found Grace (not her real name) singing at a spiritual recollection that the Catholic Parish was conducting.

Fr. Rafael Simbine Junior. Credit: SECAM

Small Christian Communities “true experience of synodality” for Church in Africa: Priest

Aug 25, 2021

The way of being church through membership in Small Christian Communities (SCCs) in Africa portrays a true experience of communion and collaboration, a Catholic Priest has said.

Logo of Benin's Archdiocese of Cotonou/ Credit: Archdiocese of Cotonou

Manual to Guide Small Christian Communities in Benin’s Cotonou Archdiocese Released

May 29, 2021

The leadership of the Archdiocese of Cotonou in Benin has released a manual to guide the activities of Small Christian Communities (SCCs) in its episcopal see.

Caption: Bishop John Yaw Afoakwah, Chairman of Ghana’s Catechetical Commission and Local Ordinary of Obuasi Diocese addressing participants at the National Catechetical Commission meeting at the St. Kizito Catechetical centre at Apowa, Takoradi on October 27, 2020. / Credit: Secondi-Takoradi DEPSOCOM

Catechesis “should necessarily effect visible change, transformation”: Bishop in Ghana

Oct 29, 2020

The need for Catholics in Ghana to take “seriously” their faith formation was a key highlight of the start of the National Catechetical Commission Meeting at which the Bishop who gave his opening remarks advocated for a catechesis that transforms lives.

Archbishop Robert Ndlovu of Harare, Zimbabwe / Vatican News

Zimbabwe’s Harare Archdiocese Rolls Out Pastoral Plan on Small Christian Communities

Feb 11, 2020

 The Catholic Archdiocese of Harare in the Southern Africa nation of Zimbabwe has rolled out a Pastoral Plan aimed at guiding the formation and operations of the new way of being Church in Africa, the Small Christian Communities (SCCs).

Banner to mark the Year of the Word of God in the Catholic Diocese of Muranga. On the left, an enthroned Word of God. / ACI Africa

Kenya’s Murang’a Diocese Launches Yearlong Celebration of “the Word of God”

Jan 27, 2020

Inspired by the celebration of the Sunday of the Word of God, which Pope Francis established through his September 30, 2019 Apostolic Letter “Aperuit illis” to be marked by Catholics across the globe on January 26, Kenya’s Diocese of Murang’a launched a yearlong celebration of the same event Saturday, January 25.