Our mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ in every way possible, using whatever means we can, to as many people as we can reach. We understand “preaching” in the broad sense of “communicating”. We make use of the pulpit at Mass in parishes but we also search for other ways of communicating like teaching, lecturing, writing and explaining, in workshops, retreats, discussions, dialogues and debates. The social media like print, radio, television and the internet are of particular importance to us. However, the first and most effective form of communication is the witness of our own lives as we try to live what we speak about.
Our major concern is to find ways and means of expressing and formulating the Good News about Jesus for our contemporaries, young and old. We strive to inculturate and contextualise the truth about Jesus so that it can touch the lives of as many people as possible. Nor do we limit ourselves to Christians or church-goers. We try to be out there on the frontiers communicating with people of other churches, other faiths or of no faith. For this purpose we need to develop the art of listening and trying to understand where people are and what they are concerned about.
What we try to communicate is the Good News of love, peace, joy and justice for all. Justice has always been a priority for us in South Africa– and elsewhere. It is an integral part of the gospel. Wherever we can we speak up for those who are unjustly treated: the poor and oppressed, the unemployed and disadvantaged, the marginalised and those who are discriminated against like women, homosexuals and the disabled.