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MYSTERY OF THE HOLY TRINITY (Trinitarian Love)

Category : Parishes

“Today as we celebrate the gift of our parish, what does the Holy Trinity signify for me? Is my heart, home, parish a dwelling place for the Holy Trinity?”  Bishop Muhatia during the celebration of mass at Holy Trinity parish –Milimani

Being the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity the Parish of Holy Trinity Milimani Celebrated their Feast Day. The mass was led by Rt. Rev Maurice Muhatia Bishop of Nakuru assisted by the priests of the Parish. The catechumens also received the sacrament of Confirmation.

In his homily the Bishop explained that the revelation of God as the Holy trinity happened progressively for our sake.in the old testament God manifest himself as Father who takes care of his own, God the provider and Father.in the Second reading God reveals himself as the son of God Jesus Christ in whom God has adopted us as his children. In the gospel of the day Christ gives his disciples a mandate to preach the good news to all nations by baptising them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit therefore the revelation of the holy trinity becomes complete.  The Bishop noted that the Mystery of the Holy trinity is the most difficult to explain yet most used mystery however he added that  Without the mystery of the holy trinity all the other mysteries lacks meaning.

The bishop concluded by saying that the celebration of the Trinity is a celebration of love which has become our love led by Christ.

 


World Communications Day

Category : Communications

The Catholic Diocese of Nakuru celebrated the  52nd World communications day on 12th May 2018.The main celebrant was the Bishop,assisted by the Vicar General,Fr James and Fr Casmir.

Under the theme of Fake News and Journalism for peace,the Bishop encouraged the journalists present to avoid giving unverified information. He also prayed for all communicators present.

Present in the celebration was Bro Dr Mukua the National Executive Secretary,Fr Waweru from the Capuchin TV,Nakuru Journalists and also the Institute of Social Communications Tangaza that took photos and videos for the occasion.


BISHOP APPEALS FOR DONATION TO THE VICTIMS OF SOLAI TRAGEDY.

Category : BISHOP

“We shall have second collection of money and donations of food stuff,items and clothes on Sunday 13th May 2018  for those affected by the Solai Tragedy “Rt Rev Maurice Muhatia Makumba

Bishop Maurice Muhatia has send his message of concern and consolation to the people affected by the bursting of the walls of Patel’s Dam in Solai area.’we pray for them that God may strengthen the families and the Faithful Departed May rest in peace”He said this in a press statement to Radio Amani .


The Parish of St Augustine Bahati has been affected by this tragedy therefore  the Bishop has directed that all the Parishes in the Diocese do a second collection on Sunday 13th May 2018 to support the affected.He has also urged the Christians and people of good will to donate food stuffs,items and clothings to the people affected.He has also directed all boards of Diocesan institutions to meet and give contributions.The Bishop has also ordered Caritas office to plan and facilitate the transportation of the donations to the affected families in Solai(Bahati Parish)


DECREE OF ERECTING THE TERRITORIAL PARISH OF ST MARTIN OF TOURS,LANGALANGA

Category : BISHOP

Bishop Muhatia has given a decree erecting the territorial Parish of St Martin of Tours,Langa Langa.He has Aappointed Fr Moses Mahugu as the Parish Priest.The territorial Parish of St Martin  of Tours Langa Langa will encompass the following Christian Communities previously under Holy spirit Gilgil: St Martin Langalanga,Moyo Mtakatifu Beggi,St Mary,s Komothai,St Joseph’s Gitare and St Augustine’s Kagumo. The territorial Parish becomes effective on Sunday May 20th 2018


DECREE OF ERECTING THE TERRITORIAL PARISH OF ST MONICA,LANET

Category : BISHOP

Rt Rev Maurice Muhatia Makumba has erected the territorial parish of St Monica Lanet. He has also appointed Fr Fernardo Andati at its new parish priest.The erection of St Monica Lanet as a territorial parish is to be effective on Sunday July 8,2018.

The territorial boundaries for the parish of st Monica Lanet shall encompass the following Christian communities previously under st Paul Parish Wanyororo: St Monica Lanet, and st Augustine Umoja Two.


Fr Derry Buckley SPS Memorial mass

Category : Uncategorized

The late Fr Derry Buckley was remembered at a memorial mass officiated by His Grace peter Kairo,Bishop Maurice Crowley and Bishop Muhatia at the Cathedral Church of Christ the King also present were priest from St Patricks and the Diocese,religious men and women and the Laity.

in his homily Fr Bosco SPS remembered fr Derry as a man of few words who understood his vocation as a missionary priest.”Derry was a society man,organised,capable and faithful to the society.He was a beckon to others,had a great mind and a consummate teacher who invited people to find solutions for their problems rather than doing it for them”.

Fr Derry was among the missionaries recognized by Bishop Muhatia during the diocesan golden jubilee this year as he was was turning 50 in priesthood.

Fr Derry was born in Blackpool, Cork, on the 1st of June 1941. He came to Kiltegan in September 1959 and was ordained on the 14th of April 1968. He spent most of his life as a missionary in Kenya working mainly in the Diocese of Nakuru. Derry had a B.Sc degree from UCC and was very skilled with computers. He was Diocesan Procurator for many years. He also worked in the following parishes: Elburgon, Molo, Kericho and Kituro. He spent a short while on promotion work in Cliffside Park, New Jersey in the early 1990s. Derry died suddenly at the home of his brother Con in Ballinlough, Cork, on Friday the 23rd of March 2018. May he rest in peace.

 


GOOD FRIDAY

Category : GENERAL

The Bishop joined the Christians of the Cathedral Church of Christ the King for the way of the cross.


CHRISM MASS

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”.


PALM SUNDAY YOUTH MASS 2018

Category : GENERAL

 

Dear young people may each one of you be a jar of perfume that will be broken and spill over the love of Christ to the world”Bishop Maurice Muhatia -Palm Sunday 2018

The Diocese of Nakuru dedicates the Palm Sunday mass to the youth.For this year the palm Sunday youth mass was animated by Njoro Deanery. The theme Being “Do not be afraid Mary,For you have found favour in God”Lk 1:30.

The mass was led by Rt Rev Maurice Muhatia Bishop of Nakuru assisted by Fr David Ngige( Youth Chaplain )and Fr Douglas (Vocation Director).in his homily the Bishop referred to the Gospel of the day from Mark informing the youth not to forget the setting of that gospel which was in the house of Simon the leper.He explained that lepers were known for their stench and hopeless situation.However our Lord associated himself with the lowly. Referring to the woman in the gospel who broke her jar to anoint Christ the Bishop said”Dear young people of CDN go out and allow yourself to be broken and spill over the perfume of Christs love.The jar of the perfume was broken because God is wasteful with his love he gives in abundance and the love overflows to the world”

The cross was also handed over to East pokot Deanery who will lead next years youth mass.The outgoing officials were also recognized for their noble service to the youth.


Catholic Bishop’s release a press statement on a call to healing and reconciliation.

Category : BISHOP

PRESS STATEMENT
A Call to Healing and Reconciliation
“For if while we were enemies were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by His life” Romans 5:10
We the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) meeting at the Queen of Apostles Clergy House, wish to send Lenten greetings to you all people of God and all people of goodwill. The Season of Lent is a period in which we are called to examine our conscience and make judgment of our own actions. This leads to personal self-examination, conversion and renewal.
We wish to acknowledge the gesture of our two leaders, His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta and Rt. Hon. Raila Odinga, in meeting and extending hands of reconciliation among themselves, and as a sign of their commitment in collaborating towards uniting the deeply divided and polarized Country. This public gesture of reconciliation and their desire to move the Country forward following the year-long electioneering campaigns last year is obviously a relief to many Kenyans. We, therefore, laud this gesture and hope that it is an opening to a greater commitment towards seeking real solutions to a more just, democratic and prosperous Country where every Citizen has an opportunity to develop. This gesture also enhances our conviction that dialogue is possible.
We wish to remind Kenyans that as Bishops we have in the past called on all leaders and stakeholders to employ constructive dialogue as the only way of resolving conflict. Kenya has gone through very trying moments. With this latest development we believe it is only the beginning of charting out the path that gives room to everybody to engage in uniting and reconciling Kenyans. This beginning should now accommodate all stakeholders and Kenyans and be open to addressing all the issues that are of concern to this Country. We see the new found collaboration of the two leaders as creating the environment for this dialogue.
Towards this end, as Catholic Bishops we are committed to pursuing the path of national dialogue through an inclusive participatory process from the grassroots to the national level. To achieve this, during the Lenten Campaign launch on February 10th 2018 in Kisumu, we initiated the process by commissioning our Christians beginning with the Small Christian Communities to reflect on issues affecting our country.
We therefore urge all leaders across the political divide to support this path so that it does not remain a public relation exercise or a show of two individuals. As this goes on, it is very important to recognize the role of the opposition in any democratic society, to check on the government for better service delivery. We still emphasize that at all times and in all situations there must always remain the respect for the rule of law and institutions.
Regarding the state of insecurity in parts of the country it is of great concern to us. Recently, there were incidents of insecurity in Mount Elgon and in parts of Northern and Coastal regions. The government has a primary mandate to protect its people and must therefore ensure people live without fear as they go about their daily endeavors.
In conclusion, we thank all Kenyans for their continued prayers and maintaining peace even at critical moments of the recent past. We pray that God blesses Kenya and God blesses our people. In anticipation we wish each one of you a happy Easter and the joy of the resurrected Christ.

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Rt. Rev. Philip Anyolo
CHAIRMAN
KENYA CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS
Wednesday, 14th March 2018


HOLY CROSS