Diocese of Eshowe - Caritas
Bishop Xolelo Thaddeus Kumalo has appointed Father Gérard T. Lagleder O.S.B. as
Diocesan Caritas Director with effect of 1st January 2009.
Father Gérard had previously been a volunteer and for some time even part
time employee of Caritas in Germany.
The charity work of the Church in our Diocese must not
be restricted to a few well known and very effective institutions and
initiatives, but it should be widely promoted and well organised on a
The initial plans are to carefully engage in a process to establish groups
within and as part of our parishes that engage in charitable work.
A starting point could be training in home based care and the parishioners
could then get involved in home based care for HIV/AIDS patients and other
people in need of care.
Blessed Gérard's Poor-Sick-Fund,
Blessed Gérard's Relief Fund
Blessed Gérard's Bursary Fund
could follow, organised on
a parish and/or diocesan level.
It is envisaged to expand the charity
work within the frame work of our parishes and to establish a network of
church charity all over the diocese utilising the human resources in the
parishes and the resources of expertise and the facilities of the
Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard as well.
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