YOMI is a budding group of young Oblates in the first five years of ministry who regularly meet to reflect on the joys and challenges of starting out in ministry. The Natal Provincial branch usually gathers on the second Monday of every month at Redacres Retreat Centre. Zibonele Ngubane has been co-ordinating the activities of the group since the start of this year. We have also grown considerably over the last few months with the ordination of five new Oblate priests in the province. That brings to a total of 9 the number of young Oblates in the Natal province:

Mbeki Ngcobo Formator at St. Joseph's Scholasticate
Parish Priest of Imbubu in Pietermaritzburg
Ordained 27 April 2000
Peter Foley Provincial Bursar
Ordained 29 June 2001
Wayne Weldschidt Parish Priest of Wentworth in Durban
Ordained 18 January 2002
Zibonele Ngubane Parish Priest of Mooi River in Kwa-Zulu/Natal Midlands
Ordained 19 October 2002
Muzi Madlala Assistant Parish Priest of Woodlands in Durban
Ordained 27 April 2005
Siyabonga Dube Formator at Pre-Novitiate in Zimbabwe
Ordained 27 April 2005
Merlin Ince Assistant Parish Priest of Sydenham in Durban
Ordained 27 April 2005
Donovan Wheatley Assistant Parish Priest of Khumalo in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Ordained 30 July 2005
Mxolisi Ngcobo Youth Ministry Co-Ordinator, based at Estcourt
Ordained 10 August 2005

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