Monthly Archives: February 2018

LATE FR WAMBUGU IS BURIED

Category : PRIESTS

It was a solemn occasion as priests,sisters,brothers and lay faithful  filled the Cathedral church of Christ the King to pay a send off to Fr Wambugu. The mass was led by the Bishop assisted by the clergy.

In his homily the Bishop remembered Fr Simon as a hardworking priest.Fr Omondi from the Arch diocese of Mombasa represented his classmate to pay tribute to the Late Fr Wambugu he said”Our condolences to Fr Simon’s family and relatives you have lost an illustrious son.Our condolence to all his friends.you have lost a worthy companion.Our condolence to the priests and religious of the catholic Diocese of Nakuru. you have lost a brother who meant much to you.Our condolence to the Bishop of and the entire Diocese of Nakuru. You have lost a brilliant and dedicated priest”

 

A representative of the family read the tribute”To you our loving son,brother ,Uncle Fr Simon Wambugu.it is with such pain you have left us.no any way can express our loss,you are our role model,our spiritual father and our most great friend .you are a blessing to our entire family.All of your time,you were mindful about each and every member of our family and kept us in your daily prayers”.

The Bishop of Muranga Rt Rev James Maria Wainaina also send sent his condolence. Before his death Late Fr Wambugu was at  St John Paul II Sabbatical centre in Muranga .Members of the centre present and read their tribute.

The entire Diocese mourn this great priest ever smiling and available for others.His absence will be felt greatly. Eternal rest grant to him o lord and let your perpetual light shine upon him.May he rest in peace Amen.

 


CDN CHRISTIANS AND FRIENDS MOURN THE LATE FR SIMON

Category : PRIESTS

The late Fr Simon Wambugu Mugwe funeral mass will be held  at the cathedral church of Christ the king    on 19th February 2018 at 10am. This will be followed by the burial ceremony  at the Diocesan cemetery (St Augustine’s parish -Bahati).CDN Christians and friends have eulogized Fr Simon on various social media platforms as follows.

Sam Wahome …………..You given my life meaning.. All i can say is glory be to God.. Rest in peace my brother

Anthony Mburu May our Heavenly Dad rest your soul in eternal peace. You were a great orator and preacher who touched the lives of many. You lived your priestly call to the end. You shall forever remain embedded in my life for your intellectual and well researched sermons at Cathedral church of Christ the King. Your friendly gestures and overtures will forever be imprinted in my soul. Soon we shall be together. You have only gone before us.

Karanja Michael  So sad rising up to the news of your demise classmate.May you rest in peace in the Kingdom of God our Father.Peace and consolation to the entire family

Sammy Maiyo My condolences to the Rt Rev.Maurice M. Makumba, priests, family, relatives and friends of Fr. Simon. May his soul rest in eternal peace

Sam S Nganga In the good hands of our maker. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

David Mwakio I join all the faithfuls of the Catholic Church to pray for the Soul of one of ours. Despite the distance, your spirit will ever remain leading us to eternity. RIP Fr.

Milka Chebet Eternal rest, grant to him ooh lord and let your perpetual light shine upon them, may he rest in peace. amen

Waumini Sacco Society Ltd      May his Soul RIP. Shine on your way Rev Fr Simon Wambugu Mugwe.

Anna Warui May he rest in eternal peace. Poleni watu Nakuru Diocese for the loss

Francis Akamais OH HEAVENLY FATHER !!!! rest his soul in eternal place !!! He loved st Teresa Omando church wholeheartedly!!!!

Margaret Were Promoted to Glory fare thee well father, Jesus whom you served faithfully may receive you in heaven amen

Isabella Maleso May you rest in peace Fr. Simon until we meet again

Peter Munyali Condolence to Catholic fraternity of Nakuru Diocese be strong & may Almighty God grant Fr….Eternal res

Omudi Vidali I wish I could give you many more years. I wish I could erase away all of your tears.
I want to take away all of your pain. I want to give you sunshine in the rain.
May each new day be a perfect gift. May love surround you, may your spirits lift. If someone had to describe you so many words come to mind. Beauty and grace, a heart so kind. You radiate warmth like a blazing fire. You are courage and wisdom. You truly inspire. You attract like a magnet beautiful things. You sparkle and shine like a diamond ring.
You light up a room when you walk in. If someone feels sad you can make them grin.
You are elegant and charming. You know right from wrong. You are the melody from a beautiful love song.
You are a breath of fresh air on a hot summer’s night. When there is darkness you turn on the light. I do not want these words to make you cry. I do not want to ever say goodbye.
I believe miracles really do come true. No one deserves one more than you.
Please know how many lives you touch. These words are my present. You are loved so much FR. Simon and I will personally miss you so much.

    


ASH WEDNESDAY -BISHOP MUHATIA EULOGIZES THE LATE FR SIMON

Category : GENERAL

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent season different parishes have mass on this day whereby ashes are applied on the forehead.Bishop Maurice Muhatia celebrating mass at the Cathedral church of Christ the King Said”We are starting the Lenten season in great sadness due to the loss of Fr Simon wambugu may God grant him eternal rest in his glory  for the good work he did.Fr Simon was from upper Subukia Parish  ,a priest for six years and 36 years of Age”

in his homily the Bishop has said that the Death of Fr Simon has a occurs at a season when we are reminded that we are dust and to dust we shall return.The journey of death is for all of us, we are ambassadors of Christ let us show that in Lenten our ambassadorship is seen in prayer,alms-giving and fasting.our goal should be to please God.This year we have to weigh between valentine and Ash Wednesday.However Ash Wednesday takes a greater part in assuring and reminding us of the great love of God that surpasses  human love.

 


CJPC DIOCESAN LENTEN CAMPAIGN LAUNCH

Category : CJPC

 Theme :Reconciliation for Peaceful Coexistence and National Integration, Justice for All.

After the launch of the National Lenten campaign yesterday in Kisumu Arch -Diocese.The catholic Diocese of Nakuru Launched its lenten campaign at the Cathedral church of Christ the king.The main celebrant was Bishop Maurice Muhatia assisted by Fr Waweru  (CJPC) Frs  Kogo,Kulei and Mark.Also present were CJPC commissioners from different Deaneries.

Touching on the theme of this year which is  “Reconciliation for Peaceful Coexistence and National Integration, Justice for All.” the Bishop encouraged the faithful to love each other beyond tribal boundaries by shunning negative ethnicity.He also reminded the Christians on the important of prayer and meditation on the themes given for the five weeks of lent.

The Lenten Campaign is based on weekly themes; week one focuses on Good Governance and how to address incompetence and corruption in the counties and the country as a whole. It emphasizes that with good governance, citizens receive satisfactory services from their National and County Governments.
The second week talks about Reconciliation. There is need to create a reconciled community. Archbishop Kivuva stresses that to have reconciliation, children must be raised in a reconciled environment.
The third week focuses on Youth and Development. It spells out how the youth can be empowered and how to create opportunities for them.
The fourth week is concerned with Security and examines how security can be enhanced in the community.
The last week focuses on Child Protection and examines how to ensure that the fundamental rights of children are respected.

 


CDN CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE SICK

Category : Health

“BE AMBASSADORS OF EARLY TESTING,GO FOR MEDICAL CHECK -UP”BISHOP   MUHATIA DURING THE  INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE SICK

The catholic diocese of nakuru health office in conjuction with the hospital chaplaincy  and other stakeholders organised for mass for the sick in order to commemorate the world day of the sick.The mass happened at the cathedral church of Christ the king the main celebrant was Rt Rev Maurice Muhatia assisted by Very Rev Fr Mbogo(Vicar General)Fr Kipruto  (Hospital Chaplain) Fr Njogu (Dean- Nakuru) Fr Rono (st Augustine Kiamunyi Parish and Fr Kioko(St Francis parish-KITI)

in his homily the Bishop thanked the ministers of the sick for the work they do.He also encouraged the sick not to get annoyed with God but trust in him in their conditions.He also told the ministers of the sick to be patient with the  sick and not find them as a burden.

“seek and adhere to advice from the Doctors or health experts”the bishop added as he said that healing is a processes as illustrated in the story of Naaman in the bible . The Bishop also said that sickness can be a sign of salvation of others referring to the words of st john Paul the second who looked at his sickness with the eyes of faith.”Before the sick we meet God”said the bishop adding that it is in the sick we see people created in the likeness of God.He also warn the faithful against talking negatively or discouraging the sick.He said that the sick need love and care.

on the sacrament of anointing of the sick,the Bishop said it is for the living.He cautioned from people taking the sacrament of the sick as a bad omen.He said the sacrament of the sick is for those in danger of death.it doesn’t mean that one will die after anointing. The sacrament of the sick is meant to strengthen spiritually and physically.The bishop therefore encouraged the faithful to always ask for the Sacrament of the sick however they should not exaggerate in the request for the sacrament due to physiological fear.

“Be Ambassadors of early testing” the bishop said encouraging people to go for medical check up at least once a year.He said this will prevent risk and also make people aware of their health conditions .He encouraged people to be tested for cancer,HIV and tests for other diseases.

 


CDN Religious Day Celebrations

Category : RELIGIOUS

 

WE ARE CALLED AS COMPANIONS IN EVANGELIZATION,TO REFLECT ON VALUE AND TREASURE OF OUR VOCATION” Bishop Muhatia Religious Day 2018.

The priests,sisters and Brothers celebrated the  Diocesan religious day at the Cathedral church of Christ the King today.The main celebrant was Rt Rev Maurice Muhatia assisted by the Vicar General,Episcopal Vicar and the priests.

in his homily the bishop encouraged the young members of the congregations to respect the old members and the old to be patient with the young.The Bishop also told the religious present to respect and  treasure community life by avoiding use of phones at table or during recreation.He said this would strengthen sharing in community and availability for each other.”let us listen to the voice of the Lord through our communities”he said.

“we are called as companions in evangelisation, we are called to reflect on the value and treasure of our vocation”.The Bishop said this while remembering all the missionaries who helped in the establishment of Nakuru Diocese especially the St Patrick’s and mill hill.in conclusion he said “The lord is moving the mission let us trust in him.

The religious also gave perishable food that was given to the orphans and street children


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