After the resounding success of the inaugural edition in 2016, Priests from all around the Country can once again have a day of fun and relaxation at the Radio Veritas Shepherds On the Green at the Benoni Country Club on Monday, 27 November – and you are requested to make it possible for the Priests you love.
Games, pampering, merriment, prayer and a chance to relax await Priests. Parishioners are requested to buy tickets for their Parish Priests and for those Priests who are not in parishes.
The Benoni Country Club is a world-class facility in Ekurhuleni (Johannesburg Archdiocese) in Gauteng and it will be prepared for the exclusive enjoyment of shepherds of the church.
The day will kick off early with a lavish breakfast laid out for the visitors, following which they could take to the Country Club’s scenic trail for cycling, walking and/or running. Golf, soccer, tennis, bowls, squash and a variety of board and table games will also be on offer.
Catholic men’s volunteer group, the Radio Veritas Warriors, organises the Shepherds On The Green, and warrior Boycie Ntlwane encourages the faithful to show their appreciation of their pastors by buying them tickets.
“Our Priests dedicate their lives to us with love and this fun day is one way we could reciprocate that love,” said Ntlwane.
“We would like to have Champions in all parishes around the Country who will ensure that no Priest or Bishop is left out, they will see to it that all Priests from Botswana to Swaziland and Durban; Limpopo to the Cape have a ticket and will be joining the fun.”
Tickets are R1500 and cover all games, grooming and pampering treatments, entertainment, beverages, meals and a three course prize-giving dinner to round off the day.
For tickets please:
1. Pay by EFT to: Radio Veritas, Nedbank account 1128 863 111, Branch code 187 505 (universal code); then
3. Buy a physical ticket and pay cash at a promotion event near you.
Pictures show priests enjoying last year's event!
About 300 Gogo’s and Mhulu’s, faithful listeners to Radio Veritas, gathered at the Johannesburg Chancery hall to celebrate the belated birthday of Fr Emil Blaser OP, the director of Radio Veritas on Saturday, 21 October 2017.
For some years now this event has been supported and publicised by Tshidi Ramogase, a non-Catholic and faithful listener to the radio station, who has kindly sponsored the event.
Before the five-star luncheon, speeches were accompanied by pre-lunch drinks and snacks. The brass band of the national Apostolic church performed for the guests. It was interesting to note that several players were teenagers and the group performed professionally. This was a wonderful ecumenical gesture.
In welcoming everybody, Tshidi, our generous host, paid a loving tribute to her mother who had died earlier in the year and who was always a welcome guest at this feast. She also thanked all those who would spent so much time in preparing this event. Unfortunately, this was to be the last annual event that she would be able to sponsor.
Congratulations to Maggie Robinson from Randpark Ridge in Johannesburg with ticket # 0394. Maggie will be joining Fr. Brian Mhlanga, OP on a memorable pilgrimage to Fatima in Portugal. A late surge in entries saw the Radio Veritas South Africa Pilgrimage competition for two valued at a
A late surge in entries saw the Radio Veritas South Africa Pilgrimage competition for two valued at a whopping prize of R60 000 on an October pilgrimage to Fatima reach a successful conclusion. Our goal was to receive at least 1000 entries for the competition, said the station’s Executive Director; Fr. Emil Blaser, OP but, one day before the deadlines for entries we had on 700. The final
"Our goal was to receive at least 1000 entries for the competition," said the station’s Executive Director; Fr. Emil Blaser, OP, "but, one day before the deadlines for entries we had only 700. The final push created so much excitement that more than 300 entries were received in one day. We are very grateful to everybody who worked hard to make the competition a success."0
The competition winner was drawn by Fr. Brian Mhlanga, OP, who is the Associate Station Manager of Radio Veritas South Africa, and who will lead the Pilgrimage to Fatima.
After the draw, Maggie Robinson was phoned live on air by Fr. Emil Blaser. The self-employed winner was at first puzzled and then became excited as Fr. Blaser congratulated her on winning two places worth about R60 000 which will take her to Fatima for the centenary celebrations of the Marian apparitions there. Maggie will take her daughter Bonnie with on the pilgrimage, in memory of the winner’s late mother, Bessie who had longed to visit Fatima. Between the two, they had bought five tickets. The pilgrimage competition has been an important fund raiser for Radio Veritas South Africa since 2013. Taking part in the competition gives listeners the chance of winning places on a special