CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR 2019

ARCHDIOCESE OF BLANTYRE

CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR 2019

Theme of the Year: Baptized and Sent

Date

Activity

Venue

Time

Person Responsible

1st  January

Mary Mother of God

All Catholic institutions

 

Heads of Institutions

6th  January

Epiphany (Holy Childhood Collection)

All Catholic institutions

 

Heads of Institutions

15th Jan

Chilembwe Day

All Catholic Institutions

 

Heads of Insitutions

22nd January

Presbyterium

Nantipwili

9 00am

Pastoral Secretary

27th January

Collection for the Michiru Shrine Project

All Catholic Institutions

 

Heads of the Institutions

28th Jan – 1st Feb

Bishops’ Plenary

Catholic Secretariat

 

Archbishop

2nd February

Archbishop’s Day

All Catholic Institutions

 

Heads of Catholic Institutions

2nd February

Presentation of the Lord: Day of those in Consecrated Life

Limbe

9 30

AWRIM & AMRIM

8th – 9th Feb

Entrerpreneurship Training

Nantipwili

 

Chaplain

11th February

World Day of the Sick

All Catholic Institutions

 

Head of the Institutions

11th February

ADCAB Meeting

Limbe

9 00am

ADCAB

12th February

Pre-Valentine Dinner and Dance

Mount Soche Hotel

 

Fundraising Committee

19th Feb – 24Feb

Vatican Meeting

Vatican

 

Archbishop

25th – 28th Feb

Pastoral Secretaries’ Meeting

Catholic Secretariat

 

Pastoral Secretary

28th Feb – 4th March

SECAM

Gabon

 

Archbishop

2nd March

Recollection for the Religious and the Clergy in the Archdiocese

Limbe

9 00

Pastoral Secretary

6th March

Ash Wednesday

All Catholic Institutions

 

Heads of Institutions

16th March

Way of the Cross for the Youth – Group 1

Michiru

8 00am

Chaplain

17th March

St Patrick’s Day – visit to St Patrick’s Sec

St Patricks

 

Archbishop

18th March

DCOP Meeting

Administration Offices

 

Moderator

19th March

St Joseph – Visit to Pius XII Seminary

Pius XII

 

Archbishop

23rd March

Way of the Cross for the Youth – Group 2

Michiru

8 00am

Chaplain

25th March

Ongoing Formation for Priests

Nantipwili

9 00am

Pastoral Secretary

13th April

Ongoing Formation for the Religious

Nantipwili

9 00am

Pastoral Secretary

14th April

Palm Sunday

All Catholic Institutions

 

Heads of Institutions

15th April

Chrism Mass

Limbe

9 30

Archbishop

18th April

Holy Thursday

All Catholic Institutions

 

Heads of Institutions

19th April

Good Friday – Collection for the Holy Land

All Catholic Institutions

 

Heads of Institutions

20th April

Holy Saturday

All Catholic Institutions

 

Heads of Institutions

21st April

Easter Sunday

All Catholic Institutions

 

Heads of Institutions

26th – 28th April

Family Conference for the Archdiocese

Limbe Cath

 

 Chaplain

28th April

Divine Mercy Sunday

All Catholic Institutions

 

Heads of Institutions

6th May

Presbyterium Meeting

Nantipwili

 

Pastoral Secretary

12th May

Vocations Sunday / Youth Day– Collection for Vocations

Mulanje

 

Chaplain

14th – 19 th May

AMECEA Executive

Nairobi

 

Archbishop

18th May

Ordination to Diaconate

Zomba

9 00am

Vocations Director

21st May

Tripartite Elections in Malawi

All Institutions

 

All

25th May

Form Four Graduation – Stella Maris

Stella Maris

 

Archbishop

31st May – 2nd June

Ongoing Formation for Catechists (1st Group:Mwanza/Phalombe/Thyolo/Limbe

Nantipwili

 

Pastoral Secretary

31st May

First and Final professions-SBVM Sisters

Maryview

 

Archbishop

7th June – 9th June

Ongoing Formation for Catechists (2nd Group:Blan/Lunzu/Nguludi/Mulanje

Nantipwili

 

Pastoral Secretary

2nd June

The Ascension of the Lord

All Catholic Institutions

 

Heads of Institutions

9th June

Pentecost Sunday – Collection for Kachebere and St Peter’s Major Seminaries

All Catholic Institutions

 

Heads of Institutions

10th June

ADCAB Meeting

Limbe

9 00am

ADCAB

17th June

DCOP Meeting

Administration

9 00am

Moderator

23rd June

The Most Holy Blood and Blood of Christ

All Catholic Institutions

 

Heads of Institutions

24th – 28th June

Plenary of Bishops

Catholic Secretariat

 

Archbishop

29th June

Feast of Saints Peter and Paul – Collection of Peter’s Pence

All Catholic Institutions

 

Heads of Institutions

5th July

Commissions half Year Reports to DCOP

Administration

9 00am

Moderator

6th July

Independence Day

All Catholic Institutions

 

Heads of Institutions

13th July

Ordination to Priesthood

Limbe

9 30am

Archbishop

19th July – 29th July

SECAM Golden Jubilee

Uganda

 

Archbishop

27th July

Issues of Canonical Marriage for the Youth

Nantipwili

8 00am

Chaplain

28th July

Communications Sunday – Special Collection

All Catholic Institutions

 

Heads of Institutions

29th – 31st July

Pastoral Secretaries’ Meeting

Catholic Secretariat

 

Pastoral Secretary

29th July – 2nd August

Annual retreat  for ADCAB Members

Nantipwili

 

ADCAB

10th August

Silver Jubilee – Sr Lupiya MMS

Nguludi

9 30am

Archbishop

15th – 18th Aug

Ongoing Formation for CWO

Nantipwili

 

Chaplain

21st August

The Day of the Archdiocese – Mary Queen of all Hearts & Priestly Golden Jubilee  for Fr Dasiano Muhime

Limbe

9 30am

Archbishop

22nd August

Collection for the Archdiocese of Blantyre

All Catholic Institutions

 

Heads of the Institutions

1st September

Beginning of the Month of the Bible

All Catholic Institutions

 

Heads of the Institutions

7th September

Jubilees for SBVM Sisters

Maryview

9 30am

Archbishop

14th September

Exaltation of the Cross

Michiru

7 00am

Chaplain – Michiru Shrine

17th September

On-going Formation for All Priests

Nantipwili

9 00am

Pastoral Secretary

28th September

Graduation at Catholic University of Malawi

Catholic University

8 00am

Archbishop

5th October

Umayi wa Amayi Maria

Mulanje Deanery

9 30am

Archbishop & Chaplain

7th October

ADCAB Meeting

Limbe

9 00am

ADCAB

12th October

Final Vows – Sisters of Our Lady

Stella Maris

9 00am

Archbishop

15th Oct – 18th October

AMECEA Executive

Nairobi

 

Archbishop

20th October

World Mission Sunday – Chibalalitso cha Mpingo

All Catholic Institutions

 

Heads of Institutions

21st October

DCOP Meeting

Administration

9 00am

Moderator

28th October

Presbyterium Meeting

Nantipwili

 

Pastoral Secretary

1st November

All Saints Day

All Catholic Institutions

 

Heads of Institutions

2nd November

All Souls Day

All Catholic Institutions

 

Heads of Institutions

4th November

Praying for the Deceased Clergy, the Religious and other Agents of Evangelization

Limbe

9 30am

Archbishop

24th November

Feast of Christ the King

All Catholic Institutions

 

Heads of Institutions

25th  – 27th Nov

Pastoral Secretaries’ Meeting

Catholic Secretariat

 

Pastoral Secretary

1st December

1st Sunday of Advent – World Aids Day

All Catholic Institutions

 

Heads of Institutions

5th December

Provincial Chapter – Sisters of Our Lady

Stella Maris

 

Archbishop

9th December

Commissions Second Half Reports to DCOP

Administration

 

Moderator

25th December

The Nativity of the Lord – Christmas

All Catholic Institutions

 

Heads of Institutions

26th December

Boxing Day – Receiving New Priests

Limbe

 

ADCAB

29th December

The Feast of the Holy Family

All Catholic Institutions

 

Heads of Institutions

 

This Calendar of Events is for all Stakeholders in the Archdiocese of Blantyre

1.     All bookings for the Sacrament of Confirmation are not part of this Calendar. Such bookings should be made through the Archbishop’s Secretary.

2.     Please, take note and respect, in your personal diary and in the parish/institution program, all the important dates where there are diocesan events and unless there is contrary communication, all events will be presumed to be according to this calendar.

3.     In the spirit of self-reliance, contributions in monetary form will be expected from participants (Parishes) for the workshops and sessions taking place at Nantipwili Pastoral Centre to ease the budget and expenditure on the part of the Administration of the Archdiocese of Blantyre.

4.     All parishes, Church groups and Church institutions are encouraged and expected to send participants to particular workshops and sessions that have been planned and included in this Calendar of Events. Part of next year’s workshop

5.     Take note of all the dates where Obligatory Collections are expected to be made and try to remit them to the Office of the Diocesan Financial Administrator within a period of two weeks after their collection.

6.     Most likely that there will be some activities which may be squeezed into the Calendar during the year depending on the needs of the local Church and where such needs arise, necessary communication will be made.

7.     Nantipwili Pastoral Centre is available for any other bookings that you plan for your Parish, deanery or Church group/association/Movement. Let us support the Centre to enable it run smoothly and possibly enable it to support the Archdiocese financially.

8.     The Pastoral Commission through the Pastoral Office shall be engaged in training new elected leaders in the local Church at various levels. Let us make sure that we train them adequately so that they can serve the Church diligently.

NB

(i)                We are all asked to actively participate in the activities lined up by the Church following The Holy Father’s exhortation to the Church that we should prepare for the celebration of the Extra-Ordinary Month of Missionary Month of October 2019 which the Church celebrates the centenary of Maximum Illud published in 1919 by Benedict XV.

(ii)             The year 2019 is the year of Tri-partite elections in Malawi. Let us pray for this exercise using the prayer and indeed in any other additional prayers, devotions and novenas. Let us also encourage and prepare our people well advance to take an active role in these elections. Separate guidelines will be published and circulated before the said dates to help us conduct the elections smoothly.