Harare, Zimbabwe, Feb 14, 2020 / 16:26 pm
The Archdiocese of Harare has released a pastoral plan to instigate smaller community cells aimed at fostering an intimate Christian experience.
Archbishop Robert Ndlovu of Harare encouraged these small communities to focus on scripture, liturgy, and charity.
"I urge you to form and establish standardised Small Christian Communities in all parishes, to foster membership, belonging and active participation of all parishioners and also to make the Word of God, Liturgy, Catechesis and charity the thrust of Small Christian Communities," he wrote in a foreword to the pastoral plan.
The Small Christian Communities will gather regularly at a parishioner's home. The members will participate in formation, camaraderie, and solidarity. Among other events, the community will share the word of God, celebrate feast days, and band together in times of trouble, like sickness or mourning.