Category : PRIESTS
“Let us revive the teaching of the church on the priestly ministry”bishop Muhatia to the the priests during chrism mass at the Cathedral Church of Christ the King.
Chrism mass was led by Rt Rev Maurice Muhatia bishop of Nakuru assisted by priest from the Diocese. The mass was also attended by religious and the laity.
The Bishop wished all the priests a happy feast day. referring to the reading of Isaiah reminded the priests to
a)Bring good tidings to the afflicted by preaching the gospel in good times and bad times.(prophetic mission of the church)”The call of the priest is to preach the word of God in season and out of season”he said. he also encouraged the priests to prepare the faithful on the word of God.
b)he has send me to bind up the broken hearted(priestly mission of the priest) The bishop reminded the priests on the importance of being available to the faithful through the sacraments and catechism.
C)To proclaim liberty to captives(kingly office of the priest)The bishop told the priests that they are spiritual kings and therefore should fight spiritual wars against Satan for the people. He reminded the priests that theirs is a kingship of Liberation.
In this mass the bishop also remembered and prayed for the priest that passed on I.e Fr Mungai,Fr Simon and Fr Derry (SPS).The bishop also encouraged the lay faithful to approach the priests for prophetic,priestly and kingly mission as he explained in his homily.”Help us to serve you as laity and religious may the Lord God bless us in this essential role given to us”.