On a wintry Sunday morning in an Edmonton church, Eve Masenda ties a blue Zambia — an African fabric — around her daughter’s waist before Mass begins.
“It’s more fun in Shona,” said Eve Masenda as she remembers the way Mass is celebrated in her homeland.
Eight-year-old Emily is also excited for this particular Mass, the Zimbabwean Mass, as she watches her father, her “Baba”, enter a small room on the side of the sanctuary.
“Baba’s going for Confession,” she tells her mother, who is feeling relieved after an earlier Confession with the Shona priest. It was Masenda’s first Confession in her mother tongue

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