Die Website der afrikanische katholische Gemeinden in Nordrhein-Westfalen.

Die Gemeinden

Visitation Group

Bistum Essen. The English-speaking African Catholic Community in Essen is one family, the fact of coming from different parts of the African Continent notwithstanding. In fact, it is the catholic faith we share more than hailing from Africa that bind us together and makes us one family. As one family, we share our joys and our sorrows after the example of the early Christian community. Sequel to the fact that our number is big and by God’s grace is increasing and owing to the exigencies of time and place in which we find ourselves, it has become impossible for all the members to visit a particular member when he or she is mourning or ‘rejoicing’. But to still show our solidarity to our members and to give each a sense of belonging, we have a visitation group that carries the goodwill message of the whole community to a member who is mourning the dead, sick or has cause to rejoice.

The Catholic Women Organization (CWO)

Bistum Essen. Women are a crucial force in any society, the Church not an exception. The CWO is an association that helps Catholic women fulfill their roles as baptized members of the Church and as wives, mothers or women living alone. The organization encourages members to model their lives after the life-style of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Patroness of all Christian women.

Power in the Word Group

Bistum Essen. In Hosea chapter 4:6, the Lord says, “my people perish for want of knowledge….” Here, we could say for lack of knowledge of the Scriptures. Thanks to the Vatican II reforms and to the awareness created by the protestant movements in the 1960s and 1970s, the Church encourages more than ever before the study of the Bible by the lay faithful. On going by that, we have a group called, ‘Power in the Word’. The group meets every Wednesday evening to read, reflect and or share the Word of God under the moderation of the priest. The members, through the Bible-sharing, draw strength for their Christian living.