Acornhoek

ACORNHOEK
Parish

Comboni Missionaries

P.O Box 1324

1380 HOEDSPRUIT

tel +27 13 795 0610

Email: [email protected]

The Parish was founded by the Comboni Missionaries in October 1954, dedicated to Maria Assunta.

Fr. Aldrin Janito

Fr. Ricardo De Sousa Borges

Workshop on Gender Based Violence (GBV):

Workshop on Gender Based Violence (GBV): ​

Last November 14, 2020, the Association of St. Joseph of the Maria Assumpta Parish gathered at the Parish compound for a day of reflection and prayer on the issue of Gender Based-Violence.  Fourteen heads of families discussed the matter animated by Fr. Aldrin. He presented information secured from www.gov.za on Gender Based Violence and Femicide Declaration and www.tears.co.za a leading anti-sexual violence organization in South Africa.

Fr. Aldrin managed to gather testimonies directly from victims of rape and physical abuse around the Parish. Head of families were taken by surprise that this evil is not from a distant place of the country, it is taking place, right here in our parish area. Anger and disbelief prevailed in the hearts of the participants. A prayer was offered for the victims spent in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

After hearing the sad and painful testimonies of the victims of the parish, heads of families formulated an open letter to be circulated and to be read in all Local Christian Communities, circulated via social media for awareness campaign with the intention to educate and warn parents and families to look after their children and help educate and protect them from possible rape and physical abuse.  

Last November 14, 2020, the Association of St. Joseph of the Maria Assumpta Parish gathered at the Parish compound for a day of reflection and prayer on the issue of Gender Based-Violence.  Fourteen heads of families discussed the matter animated by Fr. Aldrin. He presented information secured from www.gov.za on Gender Based Violence and Femicide Declaration and www.tears.co.za a leading anti-sexual violence organization in South Africa.

Fr. Aldrin managed to gather testimonies directly from victims of rape and physical abuse around the Parish. Head of families were taken by surprise that this evil is not from a distant place of the country, it is taking place, right here in our parish area. Anger and disbelief prevailed in the hearts of the participants. A prayer was offered for the victims spent in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

After hearing the sad and painful testimonies of the victims of the parish, heads of families formulated an open letter to be circulated and to be read in all Local Christian Communities, circulated via social media for awareness campaign with the intention to educate and warn parents and families to look after their children and help educate and protect them from possible rape and physical abuse.