The SECAM Secretariat is happy to share feedback received from the Communications Office of the Southern Africa Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC) on 9 October, 2018 on the SECAM Golden Jubilee Year Celebrations. Here is their take:
First of all, “the SACBC has discussed the implementation of the Celebration of SECAM Golden Jubilee”.
Also, “We have started using the prayer of the Jubilee on the daily bases and praying for the Church in Africa and Madagascar”.
Further, “Thousands and thousands of SECAM Prayer Copies have been printed in different Official Pastoral Languages of the conference and they have already been sent to different destinations”.
Finally, “The Bishops themselves have started using the prayer in their official gatherings.”
We wish to urge all other Conferences who have difficulties on how to implement the SECAM Golden Jubilee Year to use the example from SACBC as a guide to help them with the celebrations and also to follow the monthly reflections in the Instrumentum Laboris.