GOLDEN JUBILEE -ST LWANGA PARISH -NJORO

Bishop Muhatia calls for unity among different ethnic groups

By Sister Michelle Njeri – Diocese of Nakuru

Bishop of the Diocese of Nakuru Rt. Rev. Maurice Muhatia has called on the faithful to embrace each other and to be united despite their ethnic groups or geographical locations.

In his Homily to mark the Solemnity of the Holy Trinity and 50-year celebration of St. Charles Lwanga Parish Njoro, Bishop Muhatia said God is a source of unity and therefore Christians should mirror that in the society.

He said that the sign of the cross reminds the faithful of the Holy Trinity that identifies them as Christians adding that the Holy Trinity Solemnity is a day to remember and reflect on the proclamation of faith in the creed.

The Prelate encouraged the faithful to pray for peace and reconciliation, the clergy, religious men and women and for priestly and marriage vocations in the parish and diocese at large.

“May your holy spirit enable us to build your kingdom and reach out to all, especially the needy. Make us instruments of justice and peace and reconciliation? Send more labourers into your vineyard to continue spreading good news to all. Renewed in faith and service, and through the intercession of St Charles Lwanga our patron saint and our Blessed Virgin Mary, may our lives bear fruit that will bring us to your eternal kingdom .We make our prayer through Christ our Lord,” Bishop Muhatia prayed.

In celebrating of the Parish’s Golden Jubilee, Bishop Muhatia thanked God for the graces bestowed upon them for the past 50 years and for the pioneer missionaries who evangelized the parish and the entire Catholic Diocese of Nakuru.

“We rejoice for the vocation of clergy, religious men and women, and the people committed to the service of the church and humanity. Bless and strengthen our unity as a family,” he said.

St Charles Lwanga Catholic Parish Njoro was established in 1969 under the patronage of St Charles Lwanga   one of the 22 martyrs of Uganda. St Patricks Missionaries commonly known as Kiltegan Fathers were very instrumental in the establishment and development of the parish. The parish has ten outstations, within the 50 years three parishes were born out of it namely St Joseph Larmudiac, St Augustine Chaplaincy Egerton University and St Francis Lare. The theme of the parish celebration is Christ the good shepherd who knows his sheep and his sheep know him.

During the  Celebration of  Holy Mass that was concelebrated by the priests from Njoro Deanery, Bishop Muhatia administered confirmation to the catechumens from the parish.He also  blessed the newly constructed priest’s house before mass.

 

ST LWANGA PARISH JUBILEE PRAYER.

God, our loving Father, we praise you for the gift of our parish the family of st Charles lwanga.

We thank you for the graces you have bestowed upon us for the past fifty years and for the pioneer missionaries who evangelized our parish and the entire catholic diocese of nakuru. We rejoice for the vocation of clergy, religious men and women, and the people committed to the service of the church and humanity. Bless and strengthen our unity as a family.

May your holy spirit enable us to build your kingdom and reach out to all, especially the needy? Make us instruments of justice and peace and reconciliation? Send more labourers into your vineyard to continue spreading good news to all. Renewed in faith and service, and through the intercession of st Charles Lwanga our patron saint and our Blessed Virgin Mary, may our lives bear fruit that will bring us to your eternal kingdom. We make our prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen

 

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